Founded in 1971, Edinburgh Instruments has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of leading edge spectroscopic instrumentation and gas detection solutions. Edinburgh Instruments was formed as the first spin-out from Heriot-Watt University and was the first private company on Britain’s first University “Research Park”.
Edinburgh Instruments (EI) is now located across three buildings just outside Edinburgh, where it employs over 75 people. The company is involved in the development, manufacture and sale of a wide range of high technology products for the scientific research and industrial markets. Product ranges include lasers and analytical spectrometers, gas detection and monitoring products as well as infrared and far infrared gas lasers (CW and pulsed CO2 and CO lasers and optically pumped TeraHertz lasers).
As pioneers of Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC), in 1978 the company developed a Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometer system based around the successful nanosecond flashlamp. This product range has culminated in the development of the FLS1000, the latest computer controlled, combined Steady State and Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometers on the market and the FS5, one of the world’s most sensitive benchtop spectrofluorometers.
In 2019 Edinburgh Instruments introduced the DS5 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, a high performance dual beam instrument suitable for many analytical applications where accuracy and precision measurements are key to results.
The products are used in an extensive range of markets and applications, including photo-chemistry, physics, protein studies, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular spectroscopy, optical pumping, interferometry, plasma diagnostics, atmospheric studies, materials processing, solid state physics and material science, renewable energy, climate control environments, process control, among others.
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