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coulter

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Today, the Coulter Principle remains the accepted reference method for virtually every modern hematology analyzer and is used to count and size a myriad of microscopic particles in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, printing, cosmetics, agriculture and other industrial applications.
In order to fully appreciate the Coulter Counter, one needs to view its significance in relation to the medical technology of its day--in this case, the hundred-year-old method of visually counting cells with a counting chamber and microscope," says Alan Jones, MD, who became friends with Wallace Coulter when Wallace personally installed an early Coulter Counter model in Jones' laboratory at Children's Medical Center in Boston in 1958.
While the previous technology provided a standard precision deviation of plus or minus 10%, the Coulter Counter reduced this deviation to plus or minus 1%," says Jones.