IBO 2017 Industrial Design Awards Announced

Los Angeles, CA 8/15/17—Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) today announced the winners of the annual IBO Industrial Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical instruments. The winners of the 2017 Awards demonstrate how industrial design can improve a product’s functionality and the end-user’s experience. The winners are:

Gold Award:           Phytronix’s Luxon Ion Source

Silver Award:          Illumina’s NovaSeq 6000 Sequencing System

Bronze Award:        Shimadzu’s PDA-MF Series Optical Emission Spectrometers

To be eligible for an IBO Design Awards, a product must have begun shipping between August 2016 and July 2017. Award candidates are chosen from the new products that IBOmonitors through trade shows, trade publications, press releases and the internet. Award winners are selected solely based on their industrial designs, not on technical capabilities or performance.

                            Criteria include innovation, aesthetics, functionality and utility.


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IBO 2017 Industrial Design Awards Winners:





Gold: Phytronix’s Luxon Ion Source


Silver: Illumina’s NovaSeq 6000 Sequencing System


Bronze: Shimadzu’s PDA-MF Series Optical Emission Spectrometers