Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) recently announced the winners of the 20th annual IBO Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical instruments, portable analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. The winners of the 2013 Awards demonstrate how industrial design can improve a product’s functionality and the end-user’s experience.
In the category of Laboratory Equipment Industrial Design, IKA’s Tube Mill control claimed a Silver Award. To be eligible for a Design Award, a product must have begun shipping between August 2012 and July 2013. 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.
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