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. We’re also running online workshops, demos and you can book one-to-one meetings.

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’ Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group.

The event will include:

  • International scientific conference (6 – 8 July) of six parallel streams
  • Virtual exhibition (6 – 8 July) – Free to attend
  • Online workshops (5 – 9 July) – Free to attend
  • Live demos from Thermo Scientific and Gatan – Free to attend

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Visit our Booth

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.


Don’t miss these online workshops from BlueScientific and our partners. They’re included when you register for the exhibition (free to attend!):

Tuesday 6th July 2021

  • 11:00 – 11:30am
    Gatan: Recent advances in cathodoluminescence microscopy
  • 12:45 – 1:15pm
    BlueScientific: Using micro-CT for fast scanning 5μ resolution in <5min and high performance, high resolution applications in energy storage
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm
    Gatan: Electron detectors for counted EELS acquisition

Wednesday 7th July 2021

  • 12:15 – 12:45pm
    BlueScientific: Using SEM/EDS for rapid and accurate failure analysis
  • 1:45 – 2:15pm
    Thermo Scientific: ChemiSEM – Real-time problem solving for SEM-EDS
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm
    Electron detectors for counted EELS acquisition

Thursday 8th July 2021

  • 4:45 – 6:45pm
    Continuum IS: Advanced direct detection for in-situ chemical analysis

Book your place at the workshops when you register for MMC 2021. If you’re already registered, you can add them to your schedule on the MMC website.

Live Demos

Thermo Scientific will be running live, online demos at MMC 2021 on 7th, 8th and 9th July. See these systems in action:

Phenom Pharos Desktop FEG-SEM

Tuesday 6th July 6, 11am BST
Wednesday, 7th July, 9am BST
Thursday 8th July, 3pm BST

Do you need the performance of a field emission (FEG) SEM, but have limited space, limited time to wait for sample loading, and no capacity to train all users? Join Thermo Scientific for a demo of the Phenom Pharos G2 Desktop FEG-SEM:

  • FEG-level performance is now more accessible than ever
  • Outstanding image quality from a tabletop SEM
  • Load samples just 30 seconds

Register on Thermo’s website…

Axia ChemiSEM

Tuesday 6th July 6, 12 midday BST
Wednesday 7th July, 4pm BST
Thursday 8th July, 10am BST

The Thermo Scientific Axia ChemiSEM is a SEM for large samples, high throughput and fast routine analysis. The demo will show how to examine large, heavy samples without cutting or extensive sample preparation, as well as innovative features for high throughput.

Register on Thermo’s website…

Phenom XL

Tuesday 6th July, 3pm BST
Wednesday 7th July, 2pm BST
Thursday 8th July 8, 1pm BST

The Thermo Scientific Phenom XL G2 is a desktop SEM for automated quality control, providing accurate, reproducible results to free up time for value-added work. Meet quality standards with an intuitive, automated solution that eliminates manual, repetitive tasks.

  • Discover failures early and rapidly adjust production processes.
  • Automate quality control for high-throughput and less human error.
  • Full-screen images .
  • Average time-to image of 60 seconds.
  • Long lifetime, low maintenance CeB6 electron source.
  • Small footprint.

Register on Thermo’s website…

Gatan: Systems for Electron Microscopes

Our partners Gatan are offering online demos:

  • GIF Continuum
    Next-generation of advanced systems for EELS & EFTEM.
  • In-situ capabilities
    High-sensitivity, large pixel count detector for in-situ studies.
  • Stela with 4D STEM
    The only fully integrated hybrid-pixel electron detector for advanced electron diffraction studies.

To book a demo, submit your details on Gatan’s website with your preferred date and time – book here….

Book a one-to-one

Dr. Stefan Schwarzmueller, product specialist in industrial electron microscopy at Thermo Scientific will be available for one-to-one online meetings throughout MMC 2021 (5-9th July 2021). Book a slot here:


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.

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.

Entry-level SEM

Meet the new Axia ChemiSEM and Phenom from our new partner Thermo Scientific! They’re designed to make SEM easier to use and accessible to everyone, with best-in-class resolution and speed.

More about the Axia ChemiSEM…

More about Phenom…

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.

Take a look at the range…



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