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Nanotechnology Characterization Lab

Eliminating suffering and death from cancer requires an unprecedented collaborative effort that leverages resources from government, industry, and academia. Working in concert with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory to perform preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles.

The NCL serves as a national resource and knowledge base for all cancer researchers to facilitate the regulatory review of nanotechnologies intended for cancer therapies and diagnostics. By providing the critical infrastructure and characterization services to nanomaterial providers, the NCL accelerates the transition of basic nanoscale particles and devices into clinical applications, thereby reducing suffering and death from cancer.

There are multiple ways the NCL can help nanotech researchers and developers advance their technology, including characterization, reformulation, optimization, lead selection, method development, and more.

Learn about how to collaborate with the NCL.

News & Updates

Former NCL Collaborator NANOBIOTIX recently announced European market approval for their formulation Hensify® (NBTXR3). Per the press release:

NCL's Immunology team has put together a series of new protocols which probe various immunotoxicology aspects of nanomedicines.

The NCL solicits applications for the most promising cancer nanomedicine candidates for acceptance into its Assay Cascade characterization and testing program.

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Following the success of a 2016 NYAS meeting titled “Equivalence of Complex Drug Products: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges,” the Academy, in collaboration with the...

NCL Sr. Scientist Dr. Rachael Crist will be representing the NCL at this year’s BIO International Convention.