Wallace H. Coulter was born in Little Rock, Arkansas back in 1913. He graduated from high school in McGehee, Arkansas going to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, then onto the Georgia Institute of Technology. From the time, he graduated until he received his U.S. patent #2,656,508 in 1953, I don’t have any information about him.
Wallace and his bother incorporated Coulter Corporation in 1958 relocating operations to Hialeah, Florida in 1961. That corporation was bought out by Beckman Instruments, Inc., now known as Beckman Coulter, Inc. He died in 1998.
What you may not know about Wallace is that he held 85 patents that first one was for the Coulter principle. That principle is still used to this day, it provides a method for counting and sizing microscopic particles suspended in fluid. It is used today in medicine to get a complete blood count, a standard that is also used in consumer products such as chocolate and beer, paint and toners. One last note, it was used to analyze the moon dust brought back from of course the moon.
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