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Welcome! We invite you to browse our Resource Center to learn more about microscopy – the basics, tips and tutorials, featured videos, and more. Visit our Buyer’s Guide section for information and articles to help you make your next purchase decision.

Get to know us better and find even more information, fun experiments and project ideas by browsing our blog.

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  • Mounting & Measuring with Slides
  • Lesson Plan: Pond Life
  • Staining Slides
  • How to Calibrate Your Microscope
  • Top 10 Tips to Better Microscopy
  • What is Phase?


  • Microscope Cleaning & Care
  • Wait…What Can I Use This For?
  • The History of the Microscope
  • Microscopy Terms Glossary
  • What is Phase?
  • Compound or Stereo


  • Up Close & Personal with Objectives
  • Illumination: What’s the Difference?
  • What is Phase?
  • Selecting the Right Microscope
  • Top 10 Features to consider


  • Converting the M10L to the M10T-BTW
  • Moticam 580
  • Moticam X: Go Wireless
  • New Moticam Series
  • Swift Optical M10 Digital Microscope
  • National Optical
  • What is Phase?

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ABOUT offers a wide range of compound, stereo, and digital microscopes in conjunction with digital microscope cameras to enhance user experience. Our growing range of microscopes and microscope accessories include the ScienceSupply brand, along with National Optical, Swift Optical, and Motic.

With over 80 years of combined experience in microscopy, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and our ability to help you make an informed decision based on your microscope needs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website or have a few questions before you purchase a new microscope, give us a call and let us assist you.

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