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The best microscopes for biologists
Find the microscopes and accessories other biologists are already using

Why did the bacteria cross the microscope?
To get to the other slide...

We deliver more than top-notch biology jokes! For over two decades, Microscope.com has been working with research institutions, labs, private businesses and universities across the USA to push the boundaries of their research with value-priced, packed-with-features microscopes and accessories. 

Biologists across the country are spending up to 90% less on microscopy equipment by ordering from Microscope.com.

Institutions like:

  • The U.S. National Park Service

  • National Audubon Society 

... already get their microscopes and microscope accessories from Microscope.com. Do they know something you don’t? 

 They’re using these microscopes at different stages of their research:

The best microscope for biology students

More than 400 universities spanning every corner of the U.S. trust Microscope.com to deliver value to their programs, so students can learn and professors can push the boundaries of their research.

After two decades, the best rated option for students and professors is the OM36 40X-1000X Compound Student Microscope. This low cost, rugged microscope stands up to hard use in the lab and the field (and hard use from inexperienced users… like your enthusiastic biology students). 

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The best microscope for field research or a biologist on the go

The pocket-sized Dino-Lite Edge Series AM5218MZTW handheld digital microscope is ready to accompany you wherever your work takes you. The aluminium alloy casting stands up to the elements, so sand and moisture don’t reduce its working life. Even in the hands of inexperienced students and new users, this digital microscope is built to last! 

It’s designed to smooth out your workflow, and makes capturing, annotating and storing images of your specimens quicker and easier than ever. And with application-specific lighting, you can highlight exactly what you need to see on your sample.

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The best biology microscope for lab or desk work

The OM900-T 100X - 640X Inverted Trinocular Biological Microscope is truly one of the best microscopes available for looking at living samples in a petri dish! These high quality instruments are affordable without compromising on any of the features you need to get your job done. 

This Omano microscope is highly flexible, comes with multiple configurations and is built to last. With a Limited Lifetime Warranty, if something goes wrong 10 weeks from now or 10 years from now, we’ll fix it. 

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The best microscope for biologists working at a zoo or park services

After two decades of working with the fine folks in Park Services and zoos across the country, the most popular choice among your colleagues is resoundingly the 1000x Microscope - OM139 Compound Laboratory Microscope with Infinity Plan Optics. 

The reason other biologists love it? It has a trinocular port option, so you can capture images and document findings in real time - a much smoother workflow than you use now. And it’s as versatile as your role - it packs down and travels easily in one of these microscope cases, so you can easily move it from the lab to the field and back.

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The premium microscope option for biologists

Designed for laboratory and research applications, the new BA410 Elite Research Compound Microscope is the flagship of Motic's biological microscope series. 

Modular by design, it is available in multiple configurations from standard achromatic through phase contrast, polarizing, epi-fluorescence and, with the clever addition of the new MC580INT camera/monitor attachment, it can also be transformed into a digital microscope.

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Omano microscopes are way better than the Amscope you’re familiar with - better optics, sturdier construction, better expertise poured into them. 

In every state, biologists, field researchers and their students are pushing the boundaries of their work, and saving money on digital and compound microscopes, without losing any of the features or quality. 

Every biology microscope comes with:

A Limited Lifetime Warranty.

If something goes wrong 10 weeks from now or 10 years from now, we’ll fix it.

A 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee.

If you don’t love yours right away, just send it back. We’ll take it, no questions asked. 

Built-in confidence.

More than 400 colleges across the country work with Microscope.com

Don’t settle for second best. Find a microscope that you have real chemistry with.

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