Motic is a Chinese hi-tech industrial
enterprise, established in 1988, specialising in
compound microscopes for use in classrooms, laboratories and
hospitals. Though its manufacturing base is in China, it has worldwide coverage, with
its European operations based in Spain and Germany. Motic has chosen to support Pageant's Microscopy Workshops in The Gambia
in 2012, by supplying us with
50 of their MS-2 microscopes free of charge.
The MS-2 is a mono student microscope
with a large working distance, perfect for viewing macro
specimens such as plants insects and minerals. It is lightweight
and compact, easy to use and has a simple solid construction to
ensure a long working life. The high quality optics
include a 10x/18mm widefield eyepiece, and a 2x objective with
80mm working distance. It is an ideal microscope for Pageant's
Microscopy Workshops, and for use as a teaching aid in Gambian
schools with limited facilities.