OptoSplit II Image Splitter

The market leader for dual emission imaging


TwinCam Dual Camera Adapter

Engineered for super resolution quality


Microscopes & Chambers

Fluorescence Microscopy – DESIGN TO INTEGRATION


OptoTIRF laser illuminator

Compact and powerful, yet inexpensive, motorised TIRF illuminator


Cairn will be exhibiting at MMC in Manchester July 3rd - Booth 407

Workshop 3 at 12:00 and 13:30 Tuesday 4th July - Illumination and detection devices for TIRF and Stochastic Super Resolution microscopy


Filters For Microscopy

In stock for delivery across Europe


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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Modular 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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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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Cairn customers win Whitman Centre awards

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  Congratulations to our friends and colleagues Phillippe Laissue and Paul Maddox for their Whitman Centre Research Awards.  We, at Cairn Research, are really pleased to have helped them build their research systems. Pierre Philippe Laissue (University of Essex, UK)…

Cairnfocal Update – A DMD Based Confocal Microscope

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For more years than we care to remember, we have wanted to develop a confocal microscope based on a spatial light modulator, and at long last we have a design that performs well enough for us to commercialise. Would you…

NDR Technology Laboratory News Article

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Our MD Jez Graham along with our good friends and colleagues, Charlie Bleau (Scimeasure) and Chun Bleau (RedShirtImaging) have an article published in this month’s Laboratory News. Introducing NDR technology for tracking ‘fast and dim’ light. “Here we introduce a…

Innovation Awards In Collaboration With Birmingham University

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Showcase took place on Wednesday 29th March 2017 Cairn Research came 2nd in the Most Innovative Collaboration competition “The EPSRC funded Research and Training Centre in Physical Sciences for Health was well represented in the finals of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation…