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OptoSplit II Application Note

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Introducing our latest image splitter

MultiSplit – Four-way emission image splitter


Technical Papers & Articles


Filters For Microscopy

In stock for delivery across Europe


Light-sheet solutions

Minimal photodamage or bleaching


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

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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Gataca Systems 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

32mm OptoSpin Sneak Preview!

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We wanted to show you a sneak preview of our latest OptoSpin, which we are calling the Optospin 32, because it takes 32mm rather than 25mm filters.  It is pictured below with our existing 25mm OptoSpin for comparison.  Like its…

ASCTN Training Scheme

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Cairn Support ASCTN Training Scheme in Barcelona Our CEO, Jez Graham, has just returned from Barcelona where he has been teaching on the ‘ASCTN Training Research School’ hosted by University of Barcelona. Jez gave a talk encouraging the students to…

Chinese Neuroscience Society (CNS 2019) Meeting

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Chinese Neuroscience Society meeting Our thanks to Alex Zhang and System Imaging for representing us in Suzhou, China for this years Neuroscience Meeting


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Yes, for Martin and Gareth the October country is the USA, as we’re currently over here for this year’s neuroscience meeting, which is taking place in Chicago. The title of this piece is also a homage to the science fantasy…