Good Reason for Microscope Users to Take Part in Standard Setting

An ISO/TC172/SC5 meeting on microscopes in Shanghai, China, May 18-22, prompts this month's topic. It has been difficult to get appropriate national representa tion at this international meeting on microscope standards due to the consolidation of microscope manufacturers. In the past, many countries were involved in manufacturing microscopes. Today the major manufacturers can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

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