30 Years of Moor

1987-05-01 12:49:07

Moor Instruments Established

Moor Instruments was established in the UK by Dr David Boggett (current chairman) operating from his home in Devon> He was encouraged by colleagues and peers to develop the fledgling companies’ first laser Doppler monitor, the MBF1 which measured tissue blood flow with optic probes in contact with skin.

1988-05-01 00:00:00

Designed and launched the 2nd generation 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 volume, this system was easier and quicker to build, with early signs of superior reliability.

1989-05-01 00:00:00

Japanese and German Distribution

Moor opened up the Japanese market through a distributor and became involved with a German distributor (Started with an order for 15 instruments). These bulk orders cemented ongoing growth at Moor and enabled further staff hires.

1989-05-01 16:44:16

World Wide Web Invented

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS, an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989 and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November the same year.

1990-05-01 00:00:00

Taiwanese and French distribution

1990 saw us start working with Taiwanese and French distributors to further expand overseas market.

1990-05-01 00:00:00

Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope launched during Space Shuttle Discovery mission.

1990-05-01 00:00:00

Launch of MBF3D - Dual Channel System

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 blood flow at stimulated and control sites. With the take-off of commercial laser diodes commonly found in CD, DVD players in car and home, we could take advantage of the much more compact laser packages and added heating/ cooling circuitry to keep the lasers ultra-stable, (which is still our solution today). The monitor also featured a graphical display, inbuilt data memory and inbuilt colour plotter – again all features that were well ahead of their time. The additional freedom provided by advances in microprocessor design enabled cutting edge design and functionality. The MBF3 was one of the first real commercial successes of the company and really established us as a highly competitive supplier and gave confidence to recruit other staff to boost production, sales and marketing and to develop new systems. It was around this time too that plans were made to launch Moor Instruments properly in the USA, with the formation of Moor Instruments Inc in Delaware (East coast).

1991-05-01 00:00:00

Distributors added In Italy and Hungary

Arrangements established with Italian and Hungarian distributors furthering the overseas distributor network

1991-05-01 00:00:00

HQ moves to EX13 5HU

In 1991 staff expansion meant that operation from Dave Boggetts home premises was no longer possible so a local unit was rented (eventually purchased) where Moor HQ remains today (albeith with several expansions).

1993-05-01 21:46:57

Moor Inc established to support USA customers

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

30 Years of Moor

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