Edinburgh Instruments is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art spectroscopic instrumentation for over 50 years. During this time, a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation has been established. Edinburgh Instruments primarily designs and manufactures bespoke spectroscopic systems for various spectroscopy markets including Photoluminescence, Raman, UV-Vis and Transient Absorption.
The company has an extensive global distribution network and has a highly prized reputation for the delivery of high quality, accurate instrumentation together with one to one customer service support.
Edinburgh Instruments (EI) founded as the first private spin-out company on Britain’s first University ‘Research Park’. The company was founded by Professor Des Smith, OBE, FRS, FRSE, FInstP then Head of the Physics Department at Heriot Watt University. Development of the PL3 dual CO2 / CO gas laser system began. This would go on to become the world’s most versatile and commercially available mid-IR laser.
Edinburgh Instruments (EI) launches its first fluorescent lifetime spectrometer based around a nanosecond flashlamp in co-operation with Strathclyde University.
EI receives Export Award from the Scottish Council Development and Industry department. Also, EI successfully launches the 900 Series of computer automated luminescence spectrometers.
Major developments occur with the combined FLS920 fluorescence lifetime and steady state spectrometers.
EI wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade, one of the most coveted awards in UK industry.
EPL Picosecond pulsed diode laser series launched.
Edinburgh Instruments is acquired by Hong Kong based firm Techcomp Group Ltd.
The Photonics Division launch the new LP980 Transient Absorption Spectrometer. Offering unsurpassed measurement capabilities across a broad range of chemical, physical and biological applications, the LP980 is the first of its kind on the market.
Edinburgh Instruments move into a third building at their Livingston headquarters. This takes office and manufacturing capacity to over 30,000 sq ft.
2018 was a special year, marking 5 years since our parent company Techcomp Group Ltd. acquired the firm, where we celebrated with our local MSP.
EI launches the DS5, a high performance dual beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.
EI launches it’s first range of Raman Mircoscopes, the Compact and fully automated RM5.
EI launches the RMS1000 Raman Microscope. The RMS1000 is an open architecture, high-end research grade confocal Raman Microscope. It has been designed to be adapted to almost any modern, state-of-the-art Raman application.
Edinburgh Instruments Celebrates its 50th Anniversary. None of this would have been possible without a fantastic team and as we celebrate our Golden Anniversary we’d like to show our appreciation of their dedication and hard work.