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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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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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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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…

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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…