Microscopy, Imaging Solutions & Accessories

Microscopy is a technique used in many disciplines.

Avantor has extensive knowledge in microscopy, offering a full range of products from the most basic of microscopes to sophisticated models, cold light sources, image recording systems, not forgetting the essential consumables such as cover slips and associated handling products.

Our 'All You Need for Microscopy' guide is a handy reference tool containing the entire range. If you would like a copy then please click on the following link to request one or to download the flip version.

Our microscopy range is fully supported by big brand names and our own VWR Collection.


Leica Microsystems: A market leader in microscopy!

From stereo to routine microscopy to super-resolution. Used in many fields: Life science research, manufacturing industry, clinical environment and in classrooms around the world.

Echo, Redefining Microscopy for Life Science Research

Discover Echo rethinks traditional microscope design. Workflow, usability, and performance have been pushed to create a more modern and powerful product.

Molecular Devices High Content Cell imaging & Analysis Solutions

Answers your biological questions, ranging from automated, bench top systems to help you go from sample to results in minutes, to high throughput confocal imaging systems for organoid screening.

VWR Branded Range Of Products For Microscopy

Large choice of upright, inverted and stereo microscopes for life science, education, quality control, routine and research!

Vision Engineering

World leaders in ergonomic microscopy, digital 3-D visualisation, plus eyepiece-less stereo microscopes to improve quality, efficiency and productivity.

Dino-Lite; Powerful, Portable & 'Feature Rich' Solutions

Microscopic inspection at up to 900x magnification and 5 MP resolution high quality imaging and optics.

Motic Microscopy

A complete range of microscopes for education, routine, research and industry.


Microscopes and digital microscopes

An overview of the microscopes according to your application.

Cameras and video heads

An overview of all the different types of cameras available for your daily work.

Cold Light Sources

VWR offers a choice of Halogen cold light sources (30 and 150 W) and LED illumination.

Complete workflow

Microscope Slides

A variety of consumables perfect for visually examining your sample.

Microscope Cover Slips

A large selection of different materials, shapes and sizes.

Slide Holders

Sturdy microscope slide holder designed for drying and cleaning. Slide trays hold 20 or 30 standard microscopy slides (76×26 mm).

Slide Storage

A great choice of storage systems for large quantities of slides.

Slide Transport

A wide variety of products for shipping standard slides with or without cover glasses.

Slide Markers

Permanent markers for indelibly labelling microscope slides and embedding cassettes with a high contrast black ink and ultra-fine tip.

Immersion Oils

Various types of immersion oils with refractive index (the same as glass) to render it invisible under the microscope.

Staining Solutions

Staining for microscopy has many specific applications.

Mounting/Slide Embedding

An extensive range of mountants for histology and cytology.

Lens Cleaning Tissues

Suitable for use with lenses and any other optical surfaces made from glass, quartz or plastic.

Prepared Slides For Education

Avantor offers a great range of prepared slides for general microbiology, vertebrates and mammals, fresh water plants, insects and more.

Cell culture flasks and dishes

VWR cell culture flasks and dishes to grow and observe your cells.

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