Dyes from a twenty-first century perspective

Dapson, R.W. and Horobin, R.W. (2009) Dyes from a twenty-first century perspective. Biotechnic and Histochemistry, 84(4), pp. 135-137. (doi: 10.1080/10520290902908802) (PMID:19384743)

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In June 2008, the Biological Stain Commission sponsored A Seminar on Dyes and Staining the purpose of which was twofold: first, to show that very useful information applicable to biomedical dyes and staining is available from unrelated disciplines and second, to summarize modern thinking on how dyes, solvents, and tissues interact to produce selective staining. In this introduction to the papers from the symposium, we acknowledge that biomedical dye research has declined as newer technologies have gained importance. We should point out, however, that dyes and staining still are vitally important. Moreover, needs abound for innovative studies concerned with dye analysis, synthesis, and mode of action. Concepts and tools from unrelated fields hold promise for significant breakthroughs in many areas of interest.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Horobin, Dr Richard
Authors: Dapson, R.W., and Horobin, R.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Biotechnic and Histochemistry
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1473-7760

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