About us

It is now over 30 years since the first Cryostream Cooler was developed in a lab at Oxford University. That system, developed by John Cosier and Professor Mike Glazer, was intended to be solely used in the Clarendon laboratory. Word spread, however and before long, requests for the system were accumulating and Oxford Cryosystems, the company, was established.

It has always been a priority to Oxford Cryosystems to remain firmly involved with the crystallography community and we believe this has been crucial to the success of the company. From our collaborations with respected University departments to our sponsorship of the Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature Poster Prize at the ACA, ECM and IUCr meetings, we strongly believe that only by working with the community, can we deliver the products they really need.

Aside from our broad range of coolers for X-ray crystallography, today the company also manufactures the Coolstar range of Gifford McMahon coolers. As such, we find ourselves branching out into new and exciting applications for these Cryocoolers such as High Temperature Superconductivity and Radioastronomy, all of which add to and extend our involvement in the global scientific community.

In July 2017, Oxford Cryosystems became part of Judges Scientific plc, a UK-based group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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