MMC 2021

Visit us at MMC 2021 on 5th-9th July 2021. This year the microscopy conference will be held online – we’ll have a virtual booth in the exhibition.

Blue Scientific offers a range of cutting-edge scientific instruments for microscopy in the UK, Ireland and Nordic region. For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

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MMC 2021

This year the MMC 2021 conference will be held online. The events covers a wide range of microscopy and imaging topics, including AFM, SPM, X-ray microscopy, electron microscopy and other imaging techniques. MMC also encompasses EMAG 2021, organised by the Institute of Physics’s Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group.

The event will include:

  • International scientific conference (6 – 8 July) of six parallel streams, covering
  • Virtual exhibition (6 – 8 July)
  • Online workshops (5 – 9 July)

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Virtual Exhibition

The virtual exhibition is free to attend. Companies related to microscopy and imaging will showcase their latest equipment.

We’ll have a virtual booth, with videos and information about our instruments for microscopy. Throughout the conference, our team and applications and product specialists from our partners will be available for online chat and virtual meetings.

MMC 2019 Scientific Conference

Conference Programme

As well as the exhibition, there’s an online scientific conference with six parallel streams, consisting of 36 sessions about various areas of microscopy.

Recordings of the conference sessions will be available to all registered delegates for a few weeks after the event – so a unique feature of the virtual conference is you can now watch all sessions you want to attend, even if there’s a clash in the timetable!

Details of invited speakers and session titles are available now on the MMC 2021 website, as well as an overview of the programme.


Register for MMC 2021 on the conference website. This year registration fees have been set as low as possible for the first ever virtual version of the event. Attendance is welcome from delegates worldwide, and it’s hoped that the virtual aspect will enable people to attend who may not have been able to travel to the physical event. There are special rates for students and RMS/EMAG members.

Registration for just the exhibition (without the conference talks) is free of charge.

RMS Image Competition

The RMS Scientific Imaging Competition is now open! The winners will be announced at MMC 2021.

To enter, submit a maximum of two images in any of the following categories:

  • Electron Microscopy – Life Sciences
  • Electron Microscopy – Physical Sciences
  • Light Microscopy – Life Sciences
  • Light Microscopy – Physical Sciences
  • AFM and Scanning Probe Microscopies
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Short Video
  • Any Other Images

The closing date is 10th May 2021. There’ll be prizes for the best two images in each category.

Full details and the submission form are available on the RMS website.

Instruments for Microscopy

We offer a range of instruments for microscopy in the UK, Ireland and Nordic region. We’re the official distributor for these ranges, offering advice and guidance on which system would work best for you, as well as service and support from factory-trained engineers.


Meet the Axia ChemiSEM from our new partner Thermo Scientific! Making SEM more accessible, with simultaneous EDS element analysis for ColourSEM.

More about the Axia ChemiSEM…

Bruker Dimension FastScan AFM


We offer the full range of Bruker Nano Surface Analysis instruments, including AFM, 3D optical microscopy, stylus profilers, tribometers and in-situ nanomechanical testing.

Take a look at the range…

Gatan K3 IS TEM Camera

Instruments for Electron Microscopes

The Gatan range includes cameras, imaging systems, cryo-EM, filters, sample preparation systems and specimen holders.

Take a look at the range…

O-PTIR: Multilayer Polymer Film


A pioneering technique from Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp. Optical Photothermal IR overcomes the limits of infrared, with sub-micron spatial resolution in reflection mode, without the contact limitations of ATR.

More about O-PTIR…

Micro-XRF Applications


Element mapping and analysis from Bruker, on virtually any sample – even liquids, organic samples and irregular shapes.

Take a look at the range…



Also known as X-Ray Microscopy, Bruker micro-CT gives you a look inside objects. Take virtual cuts and flights through materials and analyse their internal microstructure.

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Surface microanalysis from CAMECA (part of AMETEK). The most sensitive elemental and isotopic surface microanalysis technique. Dynamic SIMS mode enables you to analyse bulk composition and in-depth distribution of trace elements.

More about dynamic SIMS..

APT Example - CAMECA LEAP 5000

APT (Atom Probe Tomography)

Atom Probe Tomography (APT) from CAMECA is the only materials analysis technique offering extensive capabilities for both 3D imaging and chemical composition measurement at the atomic scale.

More about the APT…

More Information

If you’d like to know more about any of our instruments or if you have a query about visiting us at MMC, just get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or