September 30, 2019

In the last of our four part series with Dmitry Kashanin, we look at the work that has been done since Cellix took on the challenge of working with impedance. Many people are aware of the Coulter Counter, the first medical device to take measurements with impedance. But it was a simple blood cell counter. How has impedance technology changed since then?

History and Applications of Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry was born out of impedance technology; in 1953, a patent was issued to American Wallace H. Coulter for a cell counter based on the 'Coulter Principle'. This device was the forerunner to modern impedance cell analysers, flow cytometry and cell-sorting devices.

Today, flow cytometry is one of the most ubiquitous tools in bioscience. It has appli...

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