Oxford Cryosystems

Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high quality open flow cryocoolers for the X-ray diffraction market and a manufacturer of Gifford-McMahon crycoolers for wide cooling applications such as radio astronomy.

The company finds its origins in the Department of Physics at the Oxford University starting in the 1980s with the development of the Cryostream Cooler. It has since grown into an organisation with a number of distinct product lines and twenty members of staff exporting systems throughout the world.

Science remains at the heart of the Oxford Cryosystems business. Its very-low-temperature cooling devices enable researchers to analyse the structure of materials in a variety of different market sectors. 


Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

3 Blenheim Office Park

Lower Road, Long Hanborough
Oxford OX29 8LN

Tel: +44 1993 883 488

Web: www.oxcryo.com 

Richard Glazer

Managing Director

After obtaining a degree in Chemistry, Richard joined Oxford Cryosystems in 1994 with the aim of developing an in-house sales and marketing function as well as setting up direct sales and export processes. During this time, Richard also provided technical sales training and support for end-users as well as OEMs and distributors based in the US, Europe, the Far East and Australasia.

In September 2002, Richard took over the role of Managing Director. He has overseen the introduction of a range of new products including the Cobra, 800 Series Cryostream Cooler, and Desktop Cooler. He was also responsible for acquiring the Gifford-McMahon Cryocooler business to add to the company’s product portfolio. In 2010, Richard fronted a team acquiring Oxford Cryosystems where he remained one of the major shareholders until the company’s sale to Judges Scientific plc.