NIST Workshop: Launch of the Rapid Microbial Testing Methods Consortium

Introductory Remarks

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Welcome and Overview RMTM Consortium and Workshop Goals

NANCY LIN, Leader of the Biomaterials Group, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division (BBD), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM

Overview of NIST Advanced Therapy Program

Sheng Lin-Gibson, Chief of the BBD, MML, NIST

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM

Overview of NIST Microbial Metrology Program

SCOTT JACKSON, Leader of the Complex Microbial Systems Group, BBD, MML, NIST


Session 1: Challenges in Selecting and Applying a Rapid Microbial Test

Moderator: Jason Kralj, NIST

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Key Characteristics of Rapid Microbial

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Morning Panel

Darrell West

Darrell M. West is the vice president and director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow at Brookings’ Center for Technology Innovation, and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair, and Co-Author with Brookings President John R. Allen of Turning Point:  Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (Brookings Institution Press, 2020). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on artificial intelligence, robotics, and the future of work. West is also director of the John Hazen White Manufacturing Initiative. Prior to coming to Brookings, he was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science

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