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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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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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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…

Cairnland deuxième partie. Ein neues Jahr! Cairnland oder Kernland?

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Welcome to this second report from Cairnland! For those of you who are new to what is going on here, we should explain that this new nation is Cairn’s response to the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Cairn Research…

Now available – OptoTIRF laser illuminator

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest laser illumination product – The OptoTIRF The OptoTIRF is a compact and powerful, yet inexpensive, motorised TIRF illuminator designed to fit onto any research-grade inverted microscope

Tools and resources development fund: Bioimaging

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BBSRC have announced a £2M fund for Bioimaging tools and equipment. www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/filter/2016-tools-resources-development-fund-bioimaging/