Modular, extensible, easily-maintained, open-source microscope platform
- Comprehensive turn-key bespoke microscopes, built to order on an open-source platform
- Rapid development environment for exploitation of new techniques and technologies
- Compact and affordable base for specialised and routine experimental needs
- Scalable for high content acquisition, diagnostics or teaching
- Stacked, modular design provides inherent stability and facilitates easy access to primary optical path
The openFrame is a compact, modular, open-source microscope conceived by Paul French and developed with colleagues from the Photonics Group at Imperial College London, and designed, supported, and extended in collaboration with Cairn Research. The fundamental building blocks for self-builders are open source and can be purchased directly from Cairn, or machined in your own workshop based on the STEP files provided on the Photonics Group web page. Alternatively Cairn Research can design, build, and test a bespoke microscope for your specific application consisting of any pre-assembled and aligned openFrame layers, complete with a choice of light sources, images splitters, stages, cameras, software etc from Cairn or other manufacturers. We are committed to sustainability and will also seek to integrate any components that you may already have in the lab on redundant microscopes to save your hard-earned grant money and to avoid waste.