The IBO (Instrument Business Outlook) Gold Award 2007 for excellence in industrial design of laboratory equipment, has been awarded to Q.Instruments' personal micro thermo shaker RIO. The award honors individuality, creativity and a high degree of innovation of the product design.
The benchtop shaker RIO is a completely novel designed shaker with a streamlined design that represents a successful synthesis of functionality and esthetics. In the development of the thermo shaker special attention was paid to homogeneous temperature profile, efficient and vibration-free small volume mixing and ergonomic design.
Submissions for the IBO Design Award have been requested annually since 2001 and prizes have been awarded to internationally exceptional design performances of the most varied laboratory instruments