OptoTIRF V2 Laser Illuminator

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new TIRF illuminator


MultiSplit - Four-way image splitter

Introducing our latest 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.

Light Sources

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

Image Splitters

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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Prime BSI Express

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LDI Laser Diode Illuminator

LDI  Laser Diode Illuminator

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DaVinci 2K NDR CMOS Camera


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X-Light V2Tp Confocal Imager

X-Light V3 Confocal Imager

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Meet the team, part 1 – Sophie Hart

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Meet the team part 1 An interview with Sophie Hart , Company Administrator (seated on the right) – by Linda Hall We have introduced a series of interviews with different members of the Cairn team so that you can find…

Brexit is upon us

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Now that Brexit is finally here, we thought this would be an appropriate time to assure our customers and distributors that as British and EU standards diverge, Cairn will continue to comply fully with the EU ones, and will take…


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SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH! ….Or as the UK prepares to leave the EU, Martin (at least in his heart and mind) prepares to leave the UK. Just in case anyone doesn’t recognise the words of the…


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CANCELLATION OF PLYMOUTH ADVANCED MICROSCOPY COURSE – IS BREXIT BEGINNING TO BITE? Yes the sad news is that the advanced microscopy course that was due to take place in Plymouth this spring has had to be cancelled because of a…