About Moor Instruments

Moor Instruments, established in 1987, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of monitoring and imaging systems to assess blood flow and oxygen in the microvasculature.

First-hand experience of R&D within Moor dates back to 1978. We have the expertise to help with your application and the enthusiasm to help find answers to your questions.

We give priority to performance, quality and service and strive to be our customers number one choice. Whatever your needs, as a researcher, clinician or manufacturer, Moor will work harder for you. Please contact us, we look forward to working with you!

Below is a timeline charting the history of both Moor Instruments and the laser Doppler technique on which we were founded. For further background material relating to our history and achievements please click here.

Origins of pre-commercial laser Doppler

1967

A patent for the LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) was first filed in 1959 by Gordon Gould, a graduate student at Columbia…

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Moor founder starts to develop his own laser Doppler prototype

1978

Inspired by earlier publications, Oxford Lecturer Dr David (Dave) Boggett applied his existing laser research interests to laser Doppler. Dave started offering prototype systems for…

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Laser Doppler commercially available for the first time from Medpacific Inc

1979

In December of 1978, an agreement was signed to transfer laser Doppler technology from the University of Washington (based on work published by G Allen Holloway)…

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Moor Instruments established with MBF1 monitor

1987

Moor Instruments established with MBF1 monitor

Moor Instruments Ltd established in the UK by current Chairman Dr. David Boggett operating from premises in Devon. The companies first product was the MBF1…

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Designed and launched the MBF2 monitor

1988

Designed and launched the MBF2 monitor

The MBF2 was the largest monitor physically that we have produced as a Helium Neon tube laser was used internally. Designed to be built in…

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Expanding distribution network feeds growth

1989

Moor opened up the Japanese and German markets through distributor signings in 1989. The German distributor started with an order for 15 instruments. These bulk…

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MBF3D monitor launches and a move to EX13 5HU

1990

MBF3D monitor launches and a move to EX13 5HU

As more staff came on board, work could begin on the MBF3 series which featured a (world first) dual channel design to allow comparisons of…

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Formation of Moor INC, USA

1993

1993 saw Moor Instruments Inc established in Wilmington, Delaware, a permanent sales and marketing office in the USA for direct distribution and support of Moor…

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