MAGUS Bio V360

MAGUS Bio V360 Biological Inverted Microscope
Magnification: 40–400x. Binocular microscope head with side photo port, plan achromatic objectives, 3W LED illuminator, condenser with phase-contrast slider, intelligent lighting control system

Research grade microscope.
It is designed for studying liquid precipitates, cell colonies, living cells, tissue cultures, and other stained and unstained specimens in lab glassware.
Its inverted design allows for the use of Petri dishes, multi-well plates, vials, roller bottles, and flasks up to 75mm with a bottom thickness of 1.2mm. The microscope uses special objectives for working with such glassware.
With the condenser removed, it is possible to observe cell cultures in Petri dishes or in cylindrical flasks up to 187mm.
The transmitted light microscopy technique (brightfield and phase contrast) is used for studying samples.
Installation of optional components will allow the use of Hoffman modulation contrast and relief contrast methods.
The microscope is used for research in medicine, pharmacology, biology, and virology. The top configuration of the microscope is suitable for IVF.
Key features
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Microscope head
Binocular head with infinity-corrected optics. The digital camera is installed in the side port on the microscope head. The beam splits 100/0 or 0/100.

Revolving nosepiece
Coded revolving nosepiece for 5 objectives. An additional objective can also be installed in the free slot in order to achieve extra magnification.

Infinity plan achromatic objectives with long working distance for dishes with a bottom thickness of 1.2mm. The parfocal distance is 60mm.
One objective is used to work using the brightfield method and three objectives are used to work using the phase contrast method.

Maintaining comfortable brightness levels when switching magnifications
The objectives of different magnifications transmit light with different levels of intensity, and so each time you change objectives, the brightness of the light must be adjusted. In addition, brightness sharply increases when switching from a higher magnification objective to a lower magnification one. A sharp increase in brightness causes eye fatigue. MAGUS Bio V360 is equipped with intelligent brightness control. The microscope remembers the brightness for each objective that the user has selected and it automatically sets this brightness when turning the nosepiece. Intelligent control reduces the time required to adjust the brightness. MAGUS Bio V360 increases user comfort and saves time even when work requires frequent magnification changes.

Focusing mechanism
The coarse and fine focusing knobs are coaxial and located low. The researcher can place their hands on the table and take a comfortable position in front of the microscope.
The coarse focus lock knob helps you quickly adjust the microscope after changing the subject of study. The knob is located on the left side of the microscope on the same axis as the focusing mechanism.
The ring on the right side adjusts the tension of the coarse focusing travel. The user adjusts the comfortable tension for work.

The mechanical stage is fixed. A special mechanism is installed on the stage, which moves laboratory glassware in two mutually perpendicular directions. The smooth and subtle movement of the object provides accurate study: no part of the specimen will be overlooked.
The long stage control handle ensures user comfort while working: Your hand can rest on the table without any strain.
The microscope kit includes a universal dish holder.

A phase contrast slider is installed in the condenser. The phase contrast rings can be centered. The use of the slider saves time when switching from one microscopy technique to another.
A relief contrast slider or Hoffman modulation contrast slider can be installed in the condenser slot.

The 3W LED provides bright illumination, which is sufficient for brightfield and phase contrast techniques with all kinds of objectives. The color temperature does not change when you adjust the brightness. The LED has a lifespan of 50,000 hours.

LCD status screen
The LCD screen on the base of the microscope displays the objective magnification, the brightness of the light source, and the operating mode (“sleep”, “eco”).
Using the screen and two knobs, the microscope user adjusts the brightness, locks brightness adjustment, and sets the sleep mode and the auto-off timer.

Ergonomic design
Physical discomfort causes fatigue and reduces productivity. The ergonomic design of the microscope plays an important role in everyday scientific research.
MAGUS Bio V360 provides user comfort during work.
The microscope head is located at an ergonomic angle so that your back and neck do not get tired.
Thanks to the low and compact stage, it is convenient for the user to manipulate the sample and work with laboratory glassware.
The long handle of the movement mechanism makes it so that you do not need to raise your hand from the table to control the microscope, nor to change your comfortable position.
Focusing knobs are located at the bottom of the body. The user does not need to strain their hands. Thanks to the smooth movement of the mechanism, the user can effortlessly focus on the object.

There is a line of accessories that are designed for this microscope.
The eyepieces extend the magnification range of the microscope. Additional eyepieces help you to use the full potential of an objective that is used more often.
The Hoffman modulation contrast and relief contrast devices extend contrast techniques and enable the examination of objects invisible in brightfield and phase contrast.
A digital camera outputs the microscope image to a monitor, store files, and then software takes real-time measurements of specimens.
A calibration slide is used to measure objects, and it can be combined with the eyepiece with a scale or with the camera software.

Key features

  • Research of stained and unstained objects in laboratory glassware: Petri dishes, flasks, plates, work with glassware up to 185mm in height
  • Research methods: brightfield and phase contrast; with additional equipment: Hoffman modulation contrast and relief contrast methods
  • Coded revolving nosepiece: The brightness of the light source is set automatically depending on the selected objective
  • Binocular head with side tube for mounting a digital camera; 100/0 or 0/100 beam splitting
  • Transmitted light illuminator is energy-saving 3W LED with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours
  • Condenser with a slot for installing sliders; phase-contrast slider included, phase rings are centered
  • Smart lighting control system: automatic brightness selection, dimming lock, timer auto-off, LCD operating status screen
  • Stage with glassware movement along the X and Y axes, a universal dish holder included, a long stage control handle ensures user comfort while working


  • Stand with built-in power supply, transmitted light source, focusing mechanism, stage, condenser mount, and revolving nosepiece
  • Condenser with a slider slot
  • Binocular microscope head with side tube
  • Infinity-corrected plan achromatic objective: 4x/0.10 WD 30mm, parfocal height 60mm
  • Infinity-corrected plan achromatic objective: 10x/0.25 phase WD 10.2mm, parfocal height 60mm
  • Infinity-corrected plan achromatic objective: 20x/0.40 phase WD 12mm, parfocal height 60mm
  • Infinity-corrected plan achromatic objective: 40x/0.60 phase WD 2.2mm, parfocal height 60mm
  • Eyepiece 10x/22mm with long eye relief and diopter adjustment (2 pcs.)
  • Eyepiece eyecup (2 pcs.)
  • Centering telescope
  • Phase contrast slider with centering phase rings
  • Round stage plate
  • Universal dish holder
  • C-mount camera adapter
  • AC power cord
  • Dust cover
  • User manual and warranty card

Available on request:
  • 15x/16mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • 20x/12mm eyepiece (2 pcs.)
  • Device for working with the Hoffman modulation contrast method
  • Device for working with the relief contrast method
  • Digital camera
  • Calibration slide
  • Monitor


Microscope design: inverted

Image field: flat-field

Transmitted light microscopy techniques: brightfield; phase contrast; Hoffman modulation contrast (optional); relief contrast (optional)

Microscope magnification, x: 40–400 basic configuration (*optional: 40–600/800)

Tube length: infinity (∞)

Microscope head type: binocular with a side tube

Beam splitting, eyepieces/side tube: 0/100, 100/0

Microscope head: Siedentopf

Inclination: 45°

Interpupillary distance, mm: 48–75

Eyepiece diameter, mm: 30

Eyepieces, x/field, mm: 10x/22 with ±5D diopter adjustment, long eye relief (*optional: 15x/16, 20x/12)

Revolving nosepiece: 5 objectives, coded

Optical design: infinity plan achromatic objectives (∞), parfocal distance: 60mm

Objectives, x/aperture/working range, mm: 4x/0.10/30; 10x/0.25/10.2 phase; 20x/0.40/12 phase; 40x/0.60/2.2 phase

Spring-loaded retractable assembly: 40х

Stage: 250x170mm, stationary, with a mechanical device for moving the sample and a glass insert Ø110mm; universal dish holder

Moving range, mm: 80/128

Condenser: NA 0.3, working distance: 75mm; with adjustable aperture diaphragm and a relief, phase, or modulation contrast slider slot

Focusing mechanism: coaxial coarse and fine focusing knobs located on both sides

Coarse focusing travel, mm/circle: 37.7

Fine focusing scale value, μm: 2

Coarse focusing lock knob: +

Illumination: transmitted light

Transmitted light source: 3W LED

Intelligent lighting control system: automatic brightness adjustment when switching objectives, status display on LCD screen, sleep mode, eco mode

Phase contrast device: phase contrast slider 10x–40x; auxiliary centering telescope

Device for working with the Hoffman modulation contrast method: *optional

Device for working with the relief contrast method: *optional

Power supply, V/Hz: AC power supply, 85–265/50/60

Operating temperature range, °C (°F): 10… 35 (50… 95)

Operating humidity range, %: 0… 80 (at temperatures up to 31°C/88°F)