The objectives of the Biological Stain Commission are:
- To ensure the quality of dyes through independent testing according to appropriately rigorous chemical and performance criteria.
- To promote cooperation and dialogue among manufacturers, vendors and users of dyes for histochemical applications.
- To educate users of biological stains about sources of reliable dyes and how they might best be used.
- To publish information concerning new or improved uses for biological staining with dyes and related histochemical techniques.