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The 2018 Meeting is in March, not June!

The BSC’s annual meeting for 2018 will be on 16th and 17th March, held jointly with the New York State Histotechnological Society (NYSHS).

The location will be in Saratoga, NY, which is about 30 miles north of Albany. Book flights into Albany International Airport. Further transportation and accommodation details will be available later.  The schedule will be something like this:

Thursday March 15     Arrival

Friday March 16     BSC Membership and Business Meetings.

Saturday March 17     NYSHS Morning workshops ;  BSC committee meetings.

                                  Afternoon lectures sponsored and organized by BSC: 6 half-hour presentations.




Are your membership dues for 2017 overdue?

Have you paid your membership dues for this year? To renew your membership  in the Biological Stain Commission and continue to have access to Biotechnic & Histochemistry, please renew now.  The easiest way to do this is online, by way of the B.S.C. Membership link on this web site, using either a credit card or…Continue Reading

Online Journal for BSC Members

If you are a member, the BSC supplements your annual subscription to include the journal Biotechnic & Histochemistry. The subscription includes the complete online archive of Biotechnic & Histochemistry and its predecessor (1925-1991), Stain Technology, Fully searchable PDF files are available for every published article. This archive constitutes a substantial proportion of the technical literature…Continue Reading

Certified Dyes

The following changes have been made in certification standards since 2002, the year of publication of the 10th edition of Conn’s Biological Stains and of the detailed account of tests used in the Commission’s assay laboratory (Penney et al. 2002). The following notes (alphabetically by names of dyes) refer to new tests, revised standards, and…Continue Reading