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Agar Scientific – Microscopy & Lab Supplies at your Fingertips

With over forty years experience as a leading international supplier, Agar Scientific specialises in consumables and equipment in support of all forms of microscopy. Our aim is to meet the needs of all those working in Biological Science and Material Science related fields.

We provide a fast, efficient service ensuring microscopists can purchase, with ease, from our extensive range of quality specialist materials and equipment.

Our technical team, who have a wide practical experience in specimen preparation and microscopy techniques, are on hand to offer experienced technical advice.

Our complete online catalogue is available right at your fingertips, and includes:-

We welcome queries on the use of any of their products, along with any suggestions for additions to our product lines.

Shipments are from our UK headquarters, based in Stansted Essex, and through our network of long established agents and distributors who provide technical and applications support worldwide.


Agar Scientific ISO9001:2015 Agar Scientific maintain a documented Management System specifying our manufacturing and distribution processes and is approved by Alcumus ISOQAR to ISO9001:2015.
Our certificate number is: 16452-QMS-001, a copy of which can be downloaded here.

About our founder, Alan Agar

In 2009, the Royal Microscopical Society published a two part biography on the career of Alan Agar in their quarterly magazine, infocus.

We are grateful for their permission to make these available as downloadable PDFs:

RMS - Corporate Member

RMS - Corporate Member The RMS is at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging. Visit for information and much more.