MICROSCIENCE 2010 Is Right on Track

MICROSCIENCE 2010 Is Right on Track


20October 2009 / Ref / 09RMS02
Royal Microscopical Society / Allison Winton
Event Director, Royal Microscopical Society
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Building on the success of previous years, London'sExCeLwill once again host MICROSCIENCE 2010, Europe's premier international conference and exhibition on microscopy, imaging and analysis in both the life and physical sciences. Organised by the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), this major biennial event will be held from 28th June to 1st July 2010.

The exhibition – the largest of its type in Europe – will include 1100m2 of stand space plus a host of complementary feature such as workshops and the fully-equipped RMS Learning Zone. These are FREE to all visitors.

“It is clear that anticipation is mounting for MICROSCIENCE 2010, as evidenced by the large amount of exhibition space that was snapped up within days of it becoming available,” say Allison Winton, RMS Event Director. “Over 80% is now taken, and what is really pleasing is that despite the change in the economic climate, nearly every company has opted to take the same amount of space as in 2008. And, given that 2008 was the largest in the event’s history, this is great news and it demonstrates the position that MICROSCIENCE has now achieved within the microscopy calendar.”

With all the major companies, such as Hitachi, JEOL, FEI, Leica, Olympus and Carl Zeiss, exhibiting alongside a wide-range of other microscopy and imaging related companies, MICROSCIENCE 2010 is a major exhibition. “It is Europe's largest exhibition dedicated to microscopy and imaging, and we always aim to introduce something new each year," adds Allison. "This approach keeps the event “fresh” and, as always it will provide a unique way for visitors to get close to the cutting edge of microscopy and imaging and to meet with the world's leading experts".

Huw Thomas, Northern European Manager at Leica Microsystems UK Ltd and Vice-Chair of the Society’s Trade Advisory Committee agrees with Allison.

“We are proud to continue our association with MICROSCIENCE. The event is unique in its concept and broad ranging in its appeal bringing together people from such a wide variety of disciplines and organisations.Innovative companies have the opportunity to show their latest equipment to world-renowned researchers, academics, company managers and technologists, as well as those making their first steps in their science careers. Like all Corporate Members of the Society we are able to influence the way that the event develops from year to year and this is one of the key success factors of MICROSCIENCE – it’s a real partnership between the RMS, Companies and academics. This level of involvement continues to make MICROSCIENCE one of the truly flagship events of the calendar!”

Whilst it is the big names that will be taking the large stands, MICROSCIENCE is famous for accommodating all sizes of company. Whether it is a multi-national, or a start-up appearing for the first time, RMS staff work closely with everybody to maximize the benefits of exhibiting.

"We've traveled from the US to exhibit at MICROSCIENCE for many years now and we are always satisfied with our experience", says Kim Murray, Vice-President of SPI Supplies. "Not only can we present our products to a large and diverse audience, but we are made to feel very welcomed by the organisers. The enthusiasm and professionalism of the RMS staff is outstanding and the exhibitors respond in kind. This in turn benefitseveryone because the exhibitors also want to make the event a success. I am surefirst-time exhibitors in 2010 will have the same experience".

The associated international conference comprises four parallel sessions which will address the biological and physical sciences andwill reveal innovations at the frontiers of development.

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Notes to editors

About The Royal Microscopical Society

The Royal Microscopical Society ( is a registered charity at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging.

The RMS is the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. It also serves the needs of its company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services. In addition to this, the Society is pursues initiatives to encourage young microscope users who may go on to influence microscopy in years to come.

The Society is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy through its Science and Society activities. In support of the above, it publishes The Journal of Microscopy and microscopy handbooks, as well as helping young scientists through bursaries and training programmes.

The Society is incorporated by Royal Charter.


Organised by the RMS, MICROSCIENCE 2010 ( is a biennial international conference and exhibition on the science of microscopy, imaging and analysis to be held at ExCeL, London, UK, 28th June to 1st July 2010.

MICROSCIENCE2010 provides a unique way to get close to the cutting edge of microscopy and imaging and meet with the world’s leading experts. Visitors can also see and test the very latest developments in light and electron microscopes, together with associated equipment and image analysis systems for both life and physical sciences.

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