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by Bryan Llewellyn of British Columbia. This site contains a wealth of
information about dyes and other reagents, with recipes, procedures and
essays on the mechanisms of staining. A notable feature is a
compilation of more than 60 different formulations of haematoxylin
- The Biological
is a non-profit organization that has worked quietly behind the scenes
for more than 80 years to ensure that the dyes used for staining
tissues and microorganisms are what they claim to be and have adequate
potency and purity. The BSC holds an annual meeting and publishes books
and a journal, Biotechnic
that appears 6 times a year. A complete archive of the journal and its
Technology is available at the B&H publisher's web site.
Membership in the BSC is
open to all who
are interested in stains and staining. Members also
receive online subscriptions to the journal.
- Journal of Histochemistry
Published by the
Histochemical Society, this has been the best journal
in its field since 1953. The web site includes abstracts and full text
versions (PDF files) of all the articles published since January 1959.
published in the last
year, you need to be a member of the society or your institution's
library must subscribe to the journal. All the earlier stuff is free!)
Cutting Edge. This
excellent newsletter is published four times a year by the Canadian
division of the National Society for Histotechnology. It carries
articles of interest to histotechnologists everywhere, as well as
informal items. Current and back issues are available.
from the Pathology Department of the University of Nottingham. (Robin
Hood's arch-enemy was that city's sheriff.) This is a useful
compilation of about 100 mixtures and procedures, supplemented by
helpful practical notes. (Each
accompanied by a small-print note dissociating the University of
Nottingham from responsibility and claiming copyright for anything that
might be quotable. Forget this politically correct stuff. The
information on this web site is all derived from published sources, and
references are provided.)
- IHCWORLD. An
ad-supported web site with much information on general histotechnology
as well as immunohistochemistry. Many links, including suppliers of
chemicals, antibodies, equipment etc.
Quality control organization for antibodies and techniques in
Links updated April 2015