Posts tagged blood cell counts

A Bit of Coulter Counter History

The Coulter Principle was by no means the only discovery made by Wallace H Coulter (1913 – 1998) but it’s certainly the best known. This influential inventor, electrical engineer and businessman has no fewer than 85 patents to his name. Continue reading A Bit of Coulter Counter History

Coulter Counters in the Study of Bacteria

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As you will probably have read by now, the Coulter Principle was discovered in the 1940s by Wallace Coulter, who used it to develop a very quick and efficient way of carrying out blood cell counts. Since its introduction, its uses have expanded dramatically. Today, Coulter Counters can be found counting and sizing anything from toners to explosives, and from food to construction materials. Even so, the Coulter Principle still has a major role in the field of human health. Continue reading Coulter Counters in the Study of Bacteria