Given many innovations in the area of cell analysis and sorting, there is now a multitude of different ways of analyzing and sorting cells. Ways that do not necessitate the addition of often costly cellular labels to allow one to see what’s going on at the cellular level.
Disruptive technologies; innovations that dramatically alter the way in which business, industries and markets function. Ireland continues its role as a major contributor to the development of disruptive technology, as evidenced by €500 million in investments for a range of potentially ground-breaking projects.
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...