This article is taken from an interview with Professor Gustav Victor Rudolf Born (known as Gus), and focuses on his personal reflections and his distinguished career. Professor Born’s innovative research led to the development of a pioneering device, the aggregometer, which opened up the field of platelet research. In this article, Professor Born gives his modest insight into the early stages of his career and the impact Hiroshima had on his decision to work on thrombosis and hemostasis. He details the key events that led to development of a machine which had a revolutionary effect on diagnosing platelet-related diseases and the development of antiplatelet agents, thereby making it a world-wide success and saving so many lives.
- Gus Born,
- platelet aggregometer