NIBP Monitor


The moorLAB-NIBP is a high performance, compact and automated non-invasive blood pressure measurement system for rats and mice

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The moorLAB-NIBP is a new, compact, high performance automated non-invasive tail-cuff blood pressure measurement system. It has a built in heating unit and custom designed software to provide a complete solution for accurate and reliable blood pressure measurements in rats and mice. The system features a net/ bag design to calm the subjects and an anodised heater tube to regulate temperature and improve reproducibility. The moorLAB-NIBP can operate as a single, standalone module using the clear, backlit LCD display, or together with moorLAB-NIBP PC software for setup, display, analysis and data storage. Add additional heat only modules to smooth workflow and increase measurement throughput by preparing animals ahead of measurement. Parameters provided include systolic blood pressure, mean blood pressure, calculated diastolic blood pressure and heart rate.

System benefits from;

  • Single and multi channel options to scale up and increase through-put as needed
  • Stand Alone operation with back lit display for clear viewing
  • Optional PC software (USB connection) for enhanced visualisation, analysis, data storage and report generation
  • Integrated cuff and sensor design & memory chip sensors with predefined protocols for rats and mice, providing ease of use
  • Built in artefact filter for cleaner traces
  • Quality assured with standard 3 year manufacturers warranty on moorLAB-NIBP and moorLAB-NIBP-HEAT monitors

The following products are AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE and work with the moorLAB-NIBP

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Moor Instruments are committed to product development. We reserve the right to change the specifications below without notice.

The moorLAB-NIBP and moorLAB-NIBP-HEAT are CE marked.

Animal Subject

Animal type: mouse or rat
Animal weight range: 8 – 1500g
Diameter of mouse tail range: 3 – 6mm
Diameter of rat tail range: 6 – 15mm

Measurement Parameters

Systolic blood pressure
Mean blood pressure
Calculated diastolic blood pressure
Heart rate

Pressure and Heart Rate Measurement

Maximum cuff inflation: 350mmHg (5mmHg increments)
Cuff pressure measurement range: 20 – 350mmHg
Typical measurement cycle time: 20 seconds or less
Heart rate measurement range: 100 – 1000BPM

Heating Control

Control channels: single for NIBP unit and dual for the HEAT unit
Heating temperature range: 30 – 40 ºC (0.5 ºC increments)
Typical time to reach heating temperature: <5 minutes (from 15 ºC ambient temperature)


LCD screen providing display of SBP, MBP, DBP, HR and Temperature
USB Interface for connection to PC


Power source: Universal voltage, 100-230V, 80VA, 50 to 60Hz
Dimensions: W x H x D mm, Weight: kg
moorLAB-NIBP: 315 x 90 x 270, 2kg
moorLAB-NIBP-HEAT: 315 x 90 x 270, 2kg
Operating environment: Indoor, e.g. laboratory use
Operating temperature: 15-30°C, 0 – 80% (non-condensing)