January 2017. Annual Membership dues are now due!

January 2017.  Annual Membership dues are now due!

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 PayPal.

Annual meeting June 2017 in Pittsford, NY

The 2017 meeting will be on 1st to 3rd June 2017 in Pittsford, which is near Rochester, NY The themes for the scientific sessions on Friday 2nd June are “Fluorochromes” and “Autophagy and use of new techniques that can detect it in cancers.” There will also be presentations from the University of Rochester Department of Pathology.…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