Welcome to the Society for Microscale Separations and Bionalysis website!

The Society for Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (SMSB) is committed to promoting the development and applications of microscale separations. Microscale separations enable high-throughput and/or high-performance analyses at reduced costs and with a lower sample and solvent consumption, being therefore highly competitive analytical approaches in today's research, including fundamental studies, drug discovery and development, clinical and forensic toxicology, food analysis, and -omics approaches.


The Society, an independent and non-profit organization

The SMSB is an independent, non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors. It serves a community of researchers working in a large diversity of fields focusing on the development or the applications of microscale separation techniques, who gather once per year at the International Symposium of Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB).

Read more on our mission and our specific objectives here.


International Symposia of Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB)

The MSB symposia encourage stimulating presentations and vigorous scientific discussions among participants, guided by committed and engaged session Chairs, thanks to a specific philosophy that governs all symposia. Our motto?


"Anyone submitting a scientifically strong abstract may be accepted for oral presentation at an MSB symposium"


The symposia foster diversity and create a high-quality program by using a double-blind peer-review process of submitted abstracts while having a reduced number of invited speakers. They also offer an excellent podium to young scientists and students to present their results.

How to navigate in this website?

Are you a member of the MSB community? Have you already attended multiple MSB conferences or is this the first time you hear about MSB?

On this website, you will find the detailed mission of the SMSB, the vision and tasks of the Board of Directors, the philosophy behind each MSB symposium, a historical description of the MSB series, its evolution throughout the years, information on current and future MSB symposia, as well as the list of the last awardees for the Arnold O. Beckman and SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medals.

Are you the Chair of a future MSB symposium? Contact the Board of Directors to have access to the Repository information.

You have a question or a comment? Feel free to contact the Board of Directors!

SMSB Mission

Read more about the mission of the Society

SMSB Mission

SMSB Board of Directors

Who are the current members of the SMSB Board of Directors and what are their tasks?

SMSB Board of Directors


MSB2020 on September 27-30, 2020: the first virtual edition of an MSB symposium!

MSB2020 Website

MSB symposia

Where our community members gather once per year to discuss novel and mostly unpublished results

Philosophy of the MSB symposia

Past Venues and Symposium Chairs

The symposium has been already held in more than 30 meetings locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Conference Dates and Locations


Read more on the Arnold O. Beckman Medal and the SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal.

Arnold O. Beckman Medal and SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal

MSB2020 | 36th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis

September 27-30, 2020 • Virtual Edition

The 36th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis was the first e-MSB ever!

More than 250 attendees, 80 oral presentations, more than 85 posters, three remote short courses, a successful workshop “how to build a CE”, many awards, and a participant challenge to stimulate interactions between peers: this first online MSB conference has been a real success.

We warmly thank the Symposium Chairs Myriam Taverna and Serge Rudaz as well as Julie Schappler, Thierry Guermonprez, Víctor González-Ruiz and Thanh Duc Mai for their dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work.

MSB2021 | 37th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis

July 11-14, 2020 • Boston, MA, USA

Save the date!

The 37th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis will take place in Boston, MA, USA on July 11-14, 2021, organized by Alexander Ivanov (Symposium Chair) together with his Co-Chairs Kimberley Hamad-Schifferli and Jarrod Marto.

Stay tuned by regularly checking the official MSB2021 website!