Foldscope

The Foldscope invented by an Indian scientist, Dr. Manu Prakash, Associate Professor at Stanford University, USA, to seed science deeply into children at an early age. Foldscope is an ultra-affordable field microscope, build from common materials such as paper. It is designed to be produced affordably, to be durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes. With magnification of 140X and imaging resolution of 2 micron; Foldscope brings microscopy to new places. This initiative of “microscope for every child” has been taken up by Department of biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, alongside Prakash Lab (Stanford University) to reach students across the country particularly from most resource constrained regions including aspirational districts.