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Fluorescence Microscopy – DESIGN TO INTEGRATION

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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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Bespoke Microscope 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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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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Thank you for visiting us at NCRG 2017

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We enjoyed being at this years NCRG. Thank you for coming and chatting with us!   Thank you again to Dr Elizabeth Murphy from The National Institutes of Health, for delivering The Cairn Research Keynote lecture, “Mitochondria:  Regulators of life and death”….

The UK May Be Leaving The EU, But We’re Going To Stay!

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THE UK MAY BE LEAVING THE EU, BUT WE’RE GOING TO STAY!   Today the British Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, began the formal process of withdrawing the United Kingdom from the European Union.  This is a very sad day…

Marching on, but not to Plymouth this time!

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OR HOW A DEAD TURKEY ALLOWED US TO TAKE A FURTHER STEP FORWARD, AND HOW ANOTHER PROJECT FINALLY CAME INTO FOCUS As I write this, it’s still only February, but next month is just a couple of days away, so…

Biophysical Society main meeting 2017

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Enjoyable week with our friends at 89 North / Chroma exhibiting at the Biophysical Society meeting in New Orleans. We showed the Crest Spinning Disk with the powerful 89 North LDI light source alongside the OptoTIRF configured with a 50um…