Cairn Christmas Competition 2017


Technical Papers


OptoSplit II Image Splitter

The market leader for dual emission imaging


FuraLED Light Source

340nm / 380nm ratiometric LED illuminator for Fura-2


TwinCam Dual Camera Adapter

Engineered for super resolution quality


Microscopes & Chambers

Fluorescence Microscopy – DESIGN TO INTEGRATION


OptoTIRF laser illuminator

Compact and powerful, yet inexpensive, motorised TIRF illuminator


Filters For Microscopy

In stock for delivery across Europe


Fluorescence Microscopy – DESIGN TO INTEGRATION.

Cairn Research is a European scientific instruments manufacturer based in Kent, UK.


Fluorescence Illumination

With over 30 years of experience in building light sources for the life sciences we offer a range of solutions for fluorescence, transmitted light and OptoGenetics.

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OptoSplit II

Fluorescence Detection

With an emphasis on optical performance, stability, usability, and flexibility Cairn are proud to offer a broad range of multichannel emission and detection products.

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Integrated Imaging Systems Cairn Research

Integrated Imaging Systems

Complimentary to our wide range of in-house microscopy and macroscopy products we also have an experienced team of scientists offering turnkey systems and solutions.

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Custom Microscopy Design

We have a dedicated design and R&D team with an onsite engineering machine workshop and offsite contracted engineers available with over 20 years of experience.

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Roper iLas

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Nikon Eclipse Ti2

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DaVinci 2K NDR CMOS Camera


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X-Light V2Tp Confocal Imager

X-Light V2Tp Confocal Imager

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Latest News

The Multisplit Is Coming!

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Up to four channel’s simultaneously on one camera chip!   We know that some of you have been waiting quite a while for this, but finally we’ve managed to schedule our first full production run! Many thanks to the “early…

Want to do a PhD with us?

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In association with the University of Leicester (Dr Vincenzo Marra, Department of Neuroscience) we are delighted to offer a PhD course The project will focus on the pre- and postsynaptic mechanisms regulating neurotransmitter release at small central synapses in the…

Neuroscience Notes November 2017

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Nowadays November for Cairn means Neuroscience, which is in Washington DC again this year, so this is where Jez Danielle and Martin currently find themselves. Or at least Jez and Danielle currently do. Martin on the other hands seems to…

‘LITE’ Microscopy: Great NA, Less Bleaching

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‘LITE’ microscopy: a technique for high numerical aperture, low photobleaching fluorescence imaging Dr Paul Maddox will be travelling to the UK to give a talk on The Mizar TILT. The Mizar TILT is a product designed to give high N.A….