In FY 2020, NIST researcher Connie Remoroza and colleagues doubled the size of a reference library that includes examples of a certain type of carbohydrate found in milk from humans and several other animals. The expanded library is helping scientists identify unknown compounds in milk samples.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has released the “Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach, Plans, Fiscal Year 2020 Activities and Achievements.” The report provides an overview of technology transfer activities from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS).
One of the primary missions of DOC is to transfer discoveries and technologies from its laboratories to the commercial market through programs that promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living across the U.S. DOC works in partnership with academia, industry and other state and federal agencies to achieve these goals.
“This report is integral to understanding and analyzing the tech transfer activities of the agencies, and it provides a great reference point for DOC’s overall role in tech transfer,” said NIST’s Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services Mojdeh Bahar. “It’s great to see the many milestones, accomplishments and success stories within the federal labs across the department.”
The report highlights tech transfer success stories from the agencies throughout fiscal year 2020. For example, NIST researchers developed a way for laboratories to determine how accurately they can detect mutations in DNA that are linked to various diseases. NIST researchers also have demonstrated miniature laser frequency combs — ..
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