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Center Overview

The Center for Bioanalytic Metrology (CBM) advances U.S. competitiveness by working with industry to solve current, emerging, and industry-relevant challenges in measurement science and technology. The CBM has two overarching objectives: to deliver best-in-class molecular measurement tools and expertise that enable the development of powerful new technologies and capabilities across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition and agriculture, energy, and analytical instrumentation sectors; and to serve as a proving ground for applications of new instrumentation to cutting-edge chemical and biochemical problems.

Measurement science, and associated instrumentation, is a key contributor to the U.S. economy, enabling advances in everything from drug discovery to materials manufacturing. By bringing together companies in these high-technology sectors with major analytical instrument makers, CBM bridges the gap between the initial demonstration of new ideas - the traditional province of academia - and the delivery of practical technologies.


  • University of Notre Dame
  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
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Center Personnel

Paul Bohn
Center Director
+1 574 631 1849

Lane Baker
Center Co-Director
+1 812 856 1873

Garth Simpson
Center Co-Director
+1 765 496 3054

Christopher Welch
Center Staff
+1 732 718 5974

Corrine Hornbeck
Center Staff
+1 574 631 7385

Arnie Phifer
Center Staff
+1 574 631 3057

Research Focus

CBM provides its members with research solutions in a variety of areas, including:

  • Analysis of rare or extremely dilute cells, molecules, exosomes, etc.
  • Artificial intelligence-driven instrumentation, feedback optimization, and 'driverless' instruments.
  • Discrimination between large biomolecules and their multimolecule complexes.
  • Enhanced imaging of cells, organisms, and chemical processes.
  • Massively parallel approaches to chemical cytometry, genetic profiling, and panel screening.
  • Online and nearline in situ measurements.
  • Point-of-use analysis, companion diagnostics, and inexpensive testing in the field.
  • Reduced volume/materials analysis and experimentation at high throughput and productivity.

Ultrahigh sensitivity assays for trace-level biomarkers and impurities.


Member Organizations

IUCRC affiliated member organizations are displayed as submitted by the Center. Non-federal organizations are not selected, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the National Science Foundation.
  • AbbVie
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Corteva AgriSciences
  • Eli Lilly Co.
  • Evonik
  • ExxonMobil
  • Genentech
  • Indiana Biosciences Research Institute
  • Merck
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sartorius
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals