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The best microscopes for forensic scientists and criminologists
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Every day, forensic scientists rely on their instruments and imaging equipment to provide accuracyprecisionhigh quality and replicable results. 

They need equipment they know they can rely on. 

For over two decades, 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. 

Institutions and agencies like:

  • The U.S. Department of Justice

  • State Police and Law Enforcement departments

  • And even the U.S. Secret Service 

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

Forensic scientists and criminologists across the country are spending up to 90% less on microscopy equipment by ordering from

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

The best microscope for your students

More than 400 universities spanning every corner of the U.S. trust 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 students). 

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The best microscope for teachers and professors

The DSK-500 CMO 6.4X, 10X, 16X, 25X, 40X Dual Stereo Teaching Microscope is the best teaching microscope for your classroom of future criminologists. It lets you work closely with your students and share the experience of investigating samples. It’s great for training, observation and more hands-on, engaging lessons. And it will help you refine your students’ skills before they hit the job market.

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Best comparison microscope

The MS45BX-D2 Dual Specimen Comparison is an integral part in a wide range of forensic investigations, including ballistics, toolmarks and document comparison. 

The ability to view two samples simultaneously allows you to meticulously compare your samples side by side. And the user-friendly design allows even inexperienced counterparts to get the job done, easily.

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Best option for deskwork

With the 1000x Microscope - OM139 Compound Laboratory Microscope with Infinity Plan Optics, forensic scientists get the best value in the Omano range. This top-rated scope provides the accuracy, precision, high quality and replicability that criminologists need. And it travels well for those analyses you have to perform at the scene, not the lab.

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For a forensic scientist 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 dust 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 premium option for forensic analysis

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 law enforcement institutions and government agencies across the country, criminologists, forensic scientists 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 forensics 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

Case closed: Forensic scientists are finding their microscopes and accessories on Why not join them? 

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