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CODA™ Monitor Noninvasive Blood Pressure System


The CODA™ mouse and rat tail-cuff system was designed to allow you to accurately measure the blood pressure of a single mouse or rat. The CODA™ tail-cuff blood pressure system utilizes Volume Pressure Recording (VPR) sensor technology to measure the mouse or rat tail blood pressure. This method is clinically validated and is in wide usage.

In all, the CODA™ monitor measures four blood pressure parameters: systolic, diastolic, mean BP and heart rate. Accurate, consistent and reliable readings can be taken from awake or anesthetized animals.

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Features & Benefits

All Systems Include

All CODA™ Monitor base systems include the following modules:

Noninvasive Blood Pressure CODA™ Monitor
Sensor Technology Differential pressure transducer
Blood Pressure Parameters Systolic, diastolic, and mean BP, heart rate, tail blood volume and blood flow
Weight Range 8 g to 950 g
MRI Compatibile Yes
Temperature Monitoring & Homeothermic Control Module RightTemp®
Resistance 2252 ohm
Tolerance +/– 0.2° C
Accuracy 25°C to 45°C
Operating Temp. –40°C to 80° C
Sensor Diameter Ball Tip Diameter: 1.65 mm max
Shaft: 1.5 mm
Time Constant 10.0 seconds
Dissipation Constant 0.75 m/W (° C)
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With the CODA™, You Can Measure:

  • 4 blood pressure parameters: systolic, diastolic, and mean BP and heart rate
  • Mice as small as 8 grams to rats as large as 950 grams
  • Diastolic blood pressure measured, not just a calculated value
  • Dark-skinned mice (C57BL/6) without difficulty
  • Awake or anesthetized animals with equal accuracy, consistency, and reliability
  • Anesthetized animals in a radiological environment (MRI compatibility)

See How the Noninvasive Tail-Cuff System Works

The animal nose cone holders that accompany the CODA system were specifically designed for noninvasive tail blood pressure measurements. The clear acrylic holders provide unrestricted breathing and allow complete visibility to the researcher.

The VPR sensor incorporates a specially designed differential pressure transducer that measures the systolic and diastolic blood pressure by determining the blood volume in the tail. We have cuff sizes for mice as small as 8 grams to rats as large as 950 grams.

What is Volume Pressure Recording (VPR)?

VPR is a clinically validated method to measure blood pressure in mice and rats by determining the tail blood volume using a volume pressure recording sensor and an occlusion tail-cuff. VPR provides 99% correlation with telemetry and direct blood pressure measurements. Only our VPR technology can actually measure the diastolic blood pressure; all other tail-cuff technologies estimate (calculate) the diastolic blood pressure in mice and rats.

Upgrade Your CODA Monitor with CODA Data Acquisition Software

If you are interested in analyzing your data, tracking animals or groups of animals, assigning animals to specific researchers or technicians you can upgrade the CODA Monitor to include the CODA Data Acquisition Software.

The CODA™ Software Allows You To:

  • Store and save all of your data
  • Save each reading in both numeric and graphical representation
  • Easily create experiment summary reports
  • Identify and group animals
  • Assign animals to researchers
  • Accept or reject blood pressure measurements after the experiment

The CODA™ Software is compatible with Windows® 7, 8 & 10, 64 bit.

Warranty Information

  Standard No Charge Basic $750 Premium $1,450
Coverage Period 1 Year 3 Years 3 Years
Controller & Warming Pad (manufacturer defects) Check Check Check
Controller & Warming Pad (fire, flood, lightning) None None Check x 1 Replacement
Loaner Equipment (for use under warranty repairs) Check $450/Week Check $300/Week Check Unlimited
Loaner Equipment — Shipping (for use under warranty repairs) None None Check Next Day
Onsite Installation & Training (North America only) None None Check
Expedited Repairs (any repairs) None Check 72 Hours Check 24 Hours
Cuffs (per channel) None Check x 1 Check x 3
Bladders (per channel) None Check x 3 Check x 6
Holders (per channel) None Check 15% Off Check 30% Off
Infrared Thermometer None None Check
Temperature Sensors (CODA Monitor) None Check 1/Year Check Unlimited

• Expedited repair time starts the business day after product is received and ends when shipped to customer.
• Basic and Premium Warranties are available in North America only.
• Customer is responsible to inform Kent Scientific when making a warranty claim.

Configure Your CODA™ Monitor Modules

Noninvasive Blood Pressure CODA™ Monitor
Temperature Monitoring & Homeothermic Control Module RightTemp®
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CODA™ Monitor $4,950 Select a cuff kit size
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Average 4 stars:
  • The tech support your company provided to us was excellent, that I remember well.

  • The CODA system has been working very well for us and we are very happy with the purchase.

  • The system works very well, In fact I have two CODA systems. I believe that you specifically gave very useful advice in the past about how to do correct measurements.

  • The customer support was excellent though, and I'm sure the system will be used again in the future as our experiments dictate.

  • I found the manuals, software, and equipment very user friendly, and I have not had any problems collecting blood pressure data in mice. As a matter, I've measured BP in the same range as in the invasive method using a catheter. I am very happy with your product.

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