Sigma-Aldrich, NIST PartnerBy
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has selected Sigma-Aldrich as the first licensed distributor of NIST Standard Reference Materials (SRMs). This agreement enables Sigma-Aldrich to further expand its global analytical product line and make NIST reference materials readily available to customers worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich and NIST will also collaborate to develop new Standard Reference Materials for quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance (qNMR) spectroscopy.
NIST’s 1,300 SRMs are used to perform instrument calibrations and measurement validation as part of overall quality assurance programs to verify the accuracy of specific measurements and to support the development of new measurement methods. Industry, academia, and government organizations use NIST SRMs to facilitate commerce and trade and to advance research and development. The NIST reference materials portfolio is expected to be available from Sigma-Aldrich in the third quarter of 2015. Sigma-Aldrich will launch a dedicated area on its website where customers will have direct access to the portfolio of products with complete product technical information.
NIST and Sigma-Aldrich also signed a research and development agreement for the development of a series of primary reference materials used for qNMR. Both partners will combine their analytical expertise and technical resources to purify and certify these new NIST Standard Reference Materials.