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Park Systems is proud to announce its participation at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017! This year, the signature event from the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) will be held in St. Louis, MO from August 6-10 at the America’s Center Convention Complex. Join our technical sales staff on the show floor as we exhibit the latest advances in our atomic force microscopy (AFM) products and services. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss at length with you how Park AFM is uniquely positioned to help enable you acquire the highest quality and most accurate nanoscale data!

This year’s event will mark the 75th anniversary of the Microscopy Society of America and the 50th anniversary of the Microanalysis Society. Last year’s event drew over 1,500 attendees and over 1,100 presented abstracts.


  • Event Dates : August 6 – 10 , 2017
  • Venue : America’s Center Convention Complex — St. Louis, MO
  • Park’s booth : 232


About MSA:

For its first 50 years, our Society was devoted to the electron microscope. For those interested in more details, the best source is Sterling Newberry's book EMSA and its People — the First Fifty Years. This book was published in 1992 by the Electron Microscopy Society of America, and given to each attendee of the 1992 Annual Meeting in Boston. A few copies are still available from large booksellers.

Overcoming the limitations of the light microscope was especially important for biological studies, which was the major use of the electron microscope (EM) after its invention in 1931-2 by Ruska and Knoll. An excellent book on the development of biological EM in the USA is Picture Control — The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940-1960 by Nicolas Rasmussen (Stanford University Press).

Today, tremendous advances in light microscopic methods have shifted many biological applications away from EM, while the importance of EM in nanotechnology and materials science has steadily grown over the last twenty years. As a result, EM applications are now rather evenly balanced between biological and materials applications. MSA has become more diverse, going beyond EM to encompass the full range of microscopic and analytical techniques, and providing a home for microscopists in all fields of study.