Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing.
Our diagnostics customers include hospitals and laboratories around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. As part of Life Sciences, the Particle Characterization and Counting business serves biopharma production and QC environments, as well as research functions within large biopharma companies.
Both Beckman and Coulter have rich traditions of inventive genius. Beckman's founder, Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, was driven by a desire to speed analytical processes in the laboratory. His invention, the acidimeter, known today as the pH meter, made pH measurement fast and accurate and spurred the formation of Beckman Instruments, Inc. Dr. Beckman was a strong advocate for the advancement of science.
Similarly, Wallace Coulter discovered the Coulter Principle, an electronic, automatic way of counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. This led Wallace and his brother, Joseph,to develop the COULTER COUNTER®, the first commercial blood cell counter, and the instrument that marked the beginning of the field of hematology.
More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both Diagnostics and Life Sciences laboratories on seven continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples' lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and delivering trusted solutions for research and discovery.