Biological microscopes are available in a wide range of types due to the extraordinary range of specimen types. For observation of individual cells, tissues, blood and micro-organisms an upright microscope is most commonly used.
If the cells, micro-organisms or tissue are growing in culture then an inverted microscope can be used. For non-transparent, larger specimens such as plant material or insects a stereo microscope is more suitable.
Upright Biological Compound Microscopes are used for observing thin, transparent, slide mounted specimens under magnifications typically ranging from 40X to 1000X.
Inverted Microscopes are used for observing materials, cells and organisms in culture and in the bottom of flasks, petri dishes, microtitre plates and tubes.
Fluorescence Microscopes are used to observe specimens that emit fluorescent light at magnifications ranging typically from 40X to 1000X.
Digital Microscopes are available in a huge variety of formats. They all have the common feature of including a built in camera which will convey either live images to a computer or a video display or images and video to memory devices.
Stereo/Dissecting Microscopes also known as low power microscopes are used for the observation of larger specimens that may be non-transparent ‘lumps’. Typical magnifications used are 7X to 90X.
GT Vision are the largest supplier of microscopes and related accessories to UK educational establishments our products are tried and tested and hugely popular. They are economically priced, robust, easy to move around and to store.
Here you will find just a selection of the research microscopes available from GT Vision Ltd.
Portable microscopes are designed so they can be used away from the laboratory if needed. Many are battery powered, they are all relatively lightweight. GT Vision have the largest range of portable microscopes in the world including exclusive models that we manufacture ourselves. We are the experts in this field.
Microscopes to suit a budget of 250GBP or less.