The Importance of Microscopy in the Laboratory

Early on in the classrooms, microscopes are often the first laboratory instrument that students are introduced to (and with good reason). The constant development and improvement of microscopy instruments revolutionized biology entirely and microscopy as a whole remains a critical technique in life science research.  As such, it is important for laboratories and classroom alike to stay current with the newest microscopy technologies. 

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