How Long Has Flow Cytometry Been In Existence?

If you have never heard of flow cytometry, you could be excused for thinking it’s a new discovery. It’s actually not.

Flow cytometry has been around since 1953 when the first patent for a flow cytometer was issued. Over half a century later, the flow cytometry has continued to grow in importance until, today, it’s used in the medical field, as well as in plant biology, in studies in the marine biology field, and in many other scientific areas that are hugely important for the health and well-being of people and the planet.

Some United States universities even have entire departments now for the study of flow cytometry, in an effort to not only improve modern uses, but also to expand upon them.

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