Strategic Information for the Analytical & Life Science Instruments Industry

2015 IBO Industrial Design Awards Announced

Aug 15, 2015
Los Angeles, CA  Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) today announced the winners of the annual IBO Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical instruments, portable analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. The winners of the 2014 Awards demonstrate how industrial design can improve a products functionality and the end-users experience. The winners are:

Analytical Instrument Industrial Design
Gold Award: Fluidigms Juno SNP genotyping platform
Silver Award: Fungilabs V-Compact rotational viscometer
Bronze Award: Xenocss Nano-inXider SAXS/WAXS system

Portable Analytical Instrument Industrial Design
Gold Award: DetectaChems SEEKERe colorimetric explosives and narcotics detection system
Silver Award: Spectro Scientifics Q6000 Fuel Dilution Meter
Bronze Award: Tribogenicss Watson XRF system

Laboratory Equipment Industrial Design
Gold Award: BioCisions ThawSTAR automated sample thawing system
Silver Award: Hamilton Storage Technologies LabElite I.D. Reader barcode reader
Bronze Award: Retschs High Energy Emax ball mill

To have been eligible for a Design Award, a product must have begun shipping between August 2013 and July 2014. Award candidates are chosen from the new products that IBO monitors through trade shows, trade publications, press releases and the Internet. Award winners are selected solely based on their industrial design, not on technical capabilities or performance. Criteria include innovation, aesthetics, functionality and features.