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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