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Measuring Cell Viability in Scaffolds


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

opportunity location
50.64.41.B7297 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Nancy J Lin 301.975.4935
Carl George Simon 301.975.8574


In the field of tissue engineering, cells and scaffolds are often combined to yield constructs that are used as therapeutics to repair or restore tissue function in patients. Often viable cells are required to achieve the intended mechanism of action for the therapeutic, where the live cells may build new tissue or may release factors that induce tissue regeneration. Thus, there is a need to be able to reliably measure cell viability in scaffolds as a quality attribute of a tissue engineered medical product.  We will develop new methods for assessing cell viability in scaffolds that have advantages such as being label-free, non-destructive, multiparametric, validated or more accurate. 

key words
Biomaterials; Cell differentiation; Cell viability; Electrospinning; Hydrogel; Label-free; Nanofibers; Polymers; Scaffold; Stem cell; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative medicine;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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