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The best microscopes for microbiologists
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, 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

Institutions like:

  • The U.S. National Park Service

  • National Audubon Society 

  • The FDA

  • And even Nasa

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

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

The best microscope for your biology 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 the budget-conscious lab

In our opinion, the 1000x Microscope - OM139 Compound Laboratory Microscope with Infinity Plan Optics offers some of the best value in the Omano range. 

Infinity corrected optics, plan objectives and Kohler illumination set the tone while Deal of the Day pricing on the trinocular halogen model speaks for itself.

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The premium 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, microbiologists, 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. 

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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. 

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More than 400 colleges across the country work with

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

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