Established 1937

Bright Instrument Co Limited is a privately owned, UK-based business, who supply a range of quality microtomes, cryostats, freezing units and accessories to histopathology, pathology, immunology, life sciences, research, industrial testing and quality control laboratories worldwide. Since our establishment in 1937, we have forged a strong reputation for reliability, backed by imagination, innovation and a strong determination to support research and medical institutions across the globe.


Next Generation

Our small size enables fast adaptation, with each instrument ordered able to be tailored to meet each individual customer’s requirements – you’ll discover no other company can offer a choice as wide as Bright Instrument Co Limited. With a forward-looking approach, we continue to develop products, working towards crafting the next generation cryostats, microtomes, freezing units and accessories. All of our products reflect today’s ever-changing world of technology, and are designed to withstand the stresses and strains of the testing environments in which they are used globally.

Why Bright Instruments?

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Our Values

Putting our users at the forefront of our operations, we strive to be the supplier of choice for our customers, through accepting no less than excellent quality – creating the most advanced and reliable products, supported by excellent customer service.

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Our Profile

Proudly located in the UK, where we have been manufacturing for over 75 years, Bright Instruments engineer products with the highest quality standards – serving countries across the globe through our network of value-added partners.

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Business Focus

Over our many decades of operation, Bright Instruments has built up a brand-leading reputation in the Medical Sectioning industry for our high quality products, reliable services and adaptability – welcoming new challenges and opportunities.


Since our inception, we have taken great pride in our work and have built up a strong name for the Bright Instruments brand.


As a British Standards Institution accredited company, we are able to assure of our commitment to providing superior quality products for all customers and end users


At Bright Instruments, we encourage feedback from all our valued clients worldwide, and over the years we have formalised a process of input-review to tailor bespoke offerings to meet the wider range of customer demands.