IBO 2019 Industrial Design Awards Announced

The August 15, 2019 issue of Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) featured the winners of the annual IBO Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical and portable instruments, as well as laboratory equipment. The winners of the 2019 Awards demonstrate how innovative industrial design can enhance a product’s functionality and the end-user’s experience. The winners are:

Gold Award








        Inventia Life Science’s RASTRUM 3D Bioprinter

Silver Award

Axcend’s Focus LC

Bronze Award

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s HAAKE Viscotester 3 Rotational Viscometer


To be eligible for an IBO Design Award, a product must have begun shipping between August 2018 and July 2019. Award candidates are chosen from new products that IBO monitors through trade shows and conferences, trade publications, and press releases. Award winners are selected based on both their industrial and technical design. Criteria include innovation, aesthetics, functionality and ease of use.