Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd.

  • Unit 4 Wilbraham Road
  • Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire
  • United Kingdom
  • CB21 5ET (map)

  • Tel: 01223 881711
  • Fax: 01223 881710
  • Website:


  • Joe Brennan, Financial Management
  • Mike Buttars, Production Director
  • Daniel Chandra, Financial Director
  • Monika Maintz, Managing Director
  • Steve Rice, Computer Manager
  • Chris Steele, Design Engineer
  • Lisa Tahke, Marketing Management
  • Lesley de Freitas, Personnel Manager
  • Peter Booth, Sales & Marketing Director
  • Number of Employees: Unavailable
Prior Scientific Under the Microscope

Established in 1919, Prior is a market leader in the field of microscope automation. Now a multi-million pound business with an international reach, Prior designs and manufactures both components and complete systems for microscopy and microscope automation. Prior offers a broad portfolio including, but not limited to, motorised scanning stages and focus motors, filter wheels, shutters, microscope illumination systems, laser based autofocus and automatic slide handling equipment. Many products are bespoke OEM solutions produced for specific customers to their own specifications. All are designed and manufactured at Prior’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

The company offers global support with offices in Europe and the USA plus an international network of experienced distributors and agents.

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