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Mission Statement

Our mission is to make science and STEM education equitable and accessible for everyone. At Foldscope Instruments Inc, we provide innovative and powerful low-cost tools, educational services, and online community platforms. Our flagship product, the Foldscope, is a low-cost microscope that has many of the features of one you'd find in a research lab.

We believe access to science and education is a human right. That is why we aim to break down the price barrier between people and science by providing products that are both low-cost and high-quality. Affordable STEM tools are important not only for reaching settings with little to no resources, but also for improving the state of science education in general. Across all of our products and services, we strive to promote equity and accessibility, and will continue to create tools and environments that foster curiosity, openness, and collaboration.

Who We Are

Foldscope Instruments Inc is a mission-driven company founded in December 2015.

What We Do

We provide innovative and powerful low-cost tools, educational services, and online community platforms. Our low-cost tool offerings include the paper microscope Foldscope and a variety of microscopy accessories available at our store. Our educational services are provided in the form of in-person and virtual workshops, written and video tutorials, lesson plans, for-purchase training services and more. Our community platforms include the Microcosmos and the Foldscope app.

Who are our products for?

Everyone! As mentioned in our mission statement, we believe access to science and education is a human right. This is the reason why we strive to provide low-cost tools and why we provide free and open for community platforms.

Donations

We are very thankful for the community support we receive. You can directly support our mission bydonating here.

Looking for More?

Visit our Team page to meet the people behind Foldscope.

Visit our Blog to read a variety of entries from Foldscope Team Members.

Visit our Contact page to get in touch with us.