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.