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Fluorescence Microscopy – DESIGN TO INTEGRATION


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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

Cairn workshops during elmi2018

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ELMI Workshops Early next month we have the pleasure of travelling to Dublin  for the 18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting at University College Dublin.  We will have a booth (27) in the main entrance and running three workshops (with…

OptoSpin Update

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So what’s new then… We have been steadily improving the Optospin‘s internal control software, for which the current version is 4.22. Customers using previous versions are welcome to contact us for a free upgrade. The main improvements over the older…

Image Splitting – The Next Generation

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CAIRN’S CONTINUING MISSION: TO BOLDLY SPLIT IMAGES THAT NOONE HAS SPLIT BEFORE! On second thoughts, perhaps we should leave the splitting of infinitives to intrepid starship captains, but when it comes to the splitting of images, your first thoughts should…

Biophysical Society 2018

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Greetings from the City by the Bay! We are having a great meeting here at Biophysical 2018 at booth 819 with our US colleagues from 89 North and Chroma. Some good conversations had with many home builders and ‘tinkerers’, which…