About Microscope LLC
Professional Tools for Scientists
Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination.
- Jonah Lehrer
Microscope.com started as a biology teacher’s experiment in 1998. A brilliant one? We like to think so. But brilliance isn’t what really matters. For something remarkable to flare into existence there has to be a spark. An ember or a flash of lightning that ignites the imagination and illuminates the hidden possibilities.
We set out in this experiment to be the lightning
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 scientists can push the boundaries of their research.
8 of the top 10 medical device manufacturers in the U.S. do their most innovative work, develop their most cutting-edge designs, and scrutinize every quality control standard with tools from us.
An experiment where the tools to set your imagination free are accessible
We offer instruments for science at an affordable price because, like you, science is our passion. We want you to thrive in your role, and this is the best way we know how.
We carry microscopes from leading manufacturers Motic, Meiji Techno, and Dino-Lite.
But we also design and build our own brand, Omano, because we can build better features into a more attractive price for department heads, managers, business owners, and anyone else who needs to be thoughtful in their spending.
We know you trust the brand names you know because you know what you get. Trust is an important and hard-earned thing. That’s why you can send us back any Omano instrument within 30 days, no questions asked.
But you won’t. And here’s why.
Businesses exploring the limits of technology and human understanding like Tesla, Apple, Google, Facebook, and organizations on the bleeding edge, like NASA and the NIH, use our instruments every single day.
To set your imagination ablaze in technicolor with the sprawling possibilities.
An experiment that has no end; only a journey. But one we want to take. One we believe in. One we think you might believe in too.
An experiment where we find out if science can flourish with a good spark and the right tinder.
Scientists Helping Scientists
We are scientists. We love slides and samples and cells. We love our work and we love talking to other scientists. Our willingness to chat with customers at length about their applications could be a sales gimmick, but we’re really just interested in getting to know what you do so we can find you the right tool and learn a little for ourselves.
So just call - we are always available for a phone call or live chat during working hours.
And because we’re scientists too, we know the other things that matter to you and your workplace, like:
Everything we manufacture comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
If it doesn’t work the way you want, if it has more features than you need, if you don’t like the color or the way it looks on your benchtop, send it back. We’ll take it, no questions asked.
We’ll help you find a new one or refund you completely if that’s what you want.
If you have a problem with anything we manufacture next week, next year, or 30 years from now, we’ll fix it.
We decided decades ago to offer a lifetime limited warranty because we know the quality built into our instruments.
We’re confident in our brand, and we don’t think you’ll ever have to test your warranty.
Volume pricing discounts are available on large orders of microscopes and accessories.
We want to see science flourish, and that means getting the right tools in the hands of lots of scientists.
All you have to do is request a quote or register for a business account and let us know how many units you need.
We ship your order the same day you place it, so you have the microscopy tools and supplies you need now!
With 25 years of logistics experience reaching to every nook and cranny of the continental United States, we know how to get your order in your hands fast.
You get free shipping on all microscopes over $150, and the best shipping rates on all other orders.
To us, customer service is not an idle business claim - it is actively applied on a daily basis because it’s built into us. We get to help our friends do well every day.
It’s part of our strong sense of "old-fashioned" Southern ethics and values. It is a spirit that is witnessed on a daily basis by our thousands of satisfied customers, many of whom have written glowing testimonials and who represent an extraordinary range and diversity - from NASA to nursery schools.
We sweat the small stuff, just like you do. And we want to help you navigate your invisible world - whether it’s in the lab, factory, clinic, classroom, office, or at home.
Give us a call today
To talk about your application and let’s get inspired together.