Live Cell Imaging for Discovery

Kairos Instruments provides highly customizable, relatable, and powerful systems used to study living cells.

When you want to know what your cells are doing when you’re not looking, think Kairos.

Easily collect, manage, and analyze large amounts of data with our systems.


You can be sure that your experiment will still be running tomorrow, next week, and next month with our products

Fully Customizable

We work with you to provide custom solutions, such as remote image viewing and reduced oxygen.


Kairos instruments is a biotech instrumentation company specializing in the creation of tools for live cell imaging. The team brings together over 30 years of experience in live cell time-lapse imaging and analysis. Our areas of expertise include systems, software, and methods development, hardware engineering, and biological applications.

Doug Koebler, CEO

Mr. Koebler has 20+ years of experience in engineering management and design, and has been responsible for the development of 17 instrument products. His work history includes Suprex Corporation, Fisher Scientific, Bacharach Instruments, and Thermox Instruments/Ametek. He is the inventor or co-inventor on five issued and six pending patents. He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellow University, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Al Bahnson, Partner

Dr. Bahnson has worked with Mr. Koebler for over 15 years, doing applications development in support of a wide variety of biotech and biomedical research projects. He is the driving force for ease of use and flexibility to expand the capability of the instrumentation. He has a BA from Bowdoin College in Chemistry and Physics, a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Human Genetics, and is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents.


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