The Biological Stain Commission (BSC)

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The Biological Stain Commission (BSC)

The Biological Stain Commission (BSC) is the agency primarily responsible for ensuring the quality of biological stains. This is done through the independent analysis of dyes submitted by vendors and/or manufacturers to determine content, composition and purity. In addition, the BSC also:
  • Promotes cooperation and dialogue among manufacturers, vendors, and users of dyes for histochemical applications.
  • Educates users of biological stains about sources of reliable dyes and how they might best be used.
  • Publishes information concerning new or improved uses for biological staining with dyes and related histochemical techniques.