Obtain non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurements from mice and rats using our NIBP machines, in conjunction with a PowerLab system. The NIBP System outputs the pressure and pulse signals to a PowerLab via a BNC connection. LabChart software can be used to start the NIBP Controller at pre-set times. This is useful when the pulse is recorded continuously but blood pressure only needs to be sampled periodically.
The NIBP System includes a specialized tail cuff and pulse transducer, used for intermittent mouse and rat blood pressure measurement based on the periodic occlusion of tail blood flow. Tail cuffs are available for either mice or rats.
Suitable rodent restrainers are available separately. Also see the Rodent Tail Cuff Holder, which allows the user to secure the transducer and cuff to the tail, also available separately.
The NIBP System will only function with PowerLab data acquisition units and therefore is not suitable for use with other data acquisition systems.