Foldscope Instruments, Inc. launches new training services for teachers and students

Foldscope’s training services will teach you the basics of basic microscopy, master Foldscope, and guide others to use and explore with Foldscope.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 11, 2022 / — Foldscope, a leader in affordable scientific instruments, is launching a new service: training sessions to provide highly skilled guided instruction on Foldscope and its multitude of apps.

Foldscope Instruments’ mission is to make science accessible to everyone around the world. Our flagship product, the Foldscope, is a DIY paper microscope that costs less than a cup of coffee and performs on par with other educational microscopes. To date, we have distributed over 1.6 million Foldscopes worldwide to over 150 countries. Through this training service, Foldscope aims to ensure that users master the Foldscope, understand its features and capabilities, and are prepared to lead others in scientific explorations using our tools.

The program can take place in person or online via Zoom and is open to everyone. Sessions are purchased and come with enough Foldscopes for the size of the training class. It is ideal for educators who will lead others in scientific explorations using Foldscopes. Sessions are led by Stanford Ph.D. Paola Moreno-Roman. graduate in biology, science popularization advocate and director of strategic partnerships at Foldscope Instruments.

After their training, Kristin Whittenburg, Ph.D., and Jason Osborne of the Independent School District of Ector County, Texas, said, “The students were so engaged in their science class that they wanted to stay in class and continue. to work rather than join their friends and eat… they didn’t want their science class to be over that day.

“We are excited to provide an additional level of service to new customers as well as existing customers,” said Jim Cybulski, Foldscope Co-Founder and CEO of Foldscope Instruments, Inc. “We believe this will help create enthusiasm in the classroom and inspire teachers around the world.

Our plan is to continue to develop new tools and services that will support our vision of putting a Foldscope in the hands of every child. For more information and pricing, visit and/or contact [email protected]

Melissa Leventhal
Foldscope Instruments Inc.
+1 628-400-3653
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