Our impact

Our work addresses the measurement challenges facing the UK and the wider world, influencing policy, protecting consumers and enhancing quality of life. Here are some case studies showing recent examples of the impact our work has had on health, environment, food and security.



Our work helping to improve the comparability of biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases will support the provision of earlier and more accurate diagnosis, more effective treatment and improve monitoring of disease progression.



Our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with NHS England are supporting clinical healthcare scientists to identify new approaches to measurement, ultimately helping to improve patient care.



Our unique reference material and DNA-based screening approach can be used to help protect the 500,000 people in the UK with a peanut allergy: improving food labelling and helping to prevent food contamination.



Our novel methods to characterise the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials will support full exploitation of the safe use of nanomaterials in a range of food and consumer products.