Tilt - High-Resolution Light Sheet Imaging


Introducing the latest member of our image splitting range

MultiSplit – Four-way emission image splitter


Technical Papers & Articles


FuraLED Light Source

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


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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Working in partnership with

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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

Cairnland Episode 5

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The United Cairndom is Coming! Well, we keep thinking that each Cairnland instalment is going to be the last, but as the Brexit fiasco continues to scale new heights of absurdity, we once again find ourselves struggling to compete! However,…

Challenge Roz

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At Cairn we supply filters and mirrors for microscopy applications across Europe.  We are very pleased to distribute for our partners, Chroma Technology, and have done so for over 20 years…… …..What people might not know is we have Rosanna…

Cairn workshops during elmi2018

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ELMI Workshops In June we had the pleasure of travelling to Dublin  for the 18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting at University College Dublin.  We had a booth (27) in the main entrance and had three workshops (with Gataca Systems…

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…