April 27, 2022 | News & Notices Pretreatment Systems for Analytical Instruments, TOF-PET System, and Shimadzu Brand Experience Exhibit Receive “iF Design Award 2022.”
Shimadzu’s AOC-30i autoinjector and cGBS-2030 gas bag sampler, which are for use in gas chromatographs (GC) and gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS) systems, and the BresTome TOF-PET system for use in medical environments, were selected for the iF Design Award 2022 in the Product category. The Shimadzu Brand Experience exhibit was awarded in the Interior Architecture and Installations category. The products’ innovation, functionality, and aesthetics were highly evaluated overall. Shimadzu has received this award for four consecutive years, beginning in 2019.
The iF design awards are presented annually by iF International Forum Design, the world’s longest-running design organization based in Hannover, Germany, to select and award outstanding designs. This year, 132 design experts judged 11,000 entries from 57 countries/regions.
About the AOC-30i Autoinjector
This device automatically introduces liquid samples to GC and GC-MS. It realizes laboratory automation based on the concepts of “reliable automatic analysis,” “simple functions that reproduce the know-how of skilled operators,” and “multi-sample analysis.” The sample rack has been changed to a round type and arranged for a simple flow line, which allows five times as many samples to be set as our previous products. The rational form, clear color scheme, and space-saving design, in consideration of compatibility with other instruments, make it ideal for the laboratory.
About the cGBS-2030 Gas Bag Sampler
This device is used to introduce gas samples into GC and GC-MS units. Up to 12 sample bags can be installed to save space in the lab. The rotating design of the bag attachment points allows for efficient maintenance and analysis operations. When performing analyses using gas bags, gases containing foreign substances are sometimes analyzed. To prevent contamination, the sampler is designed without any rough surfaces and painted with a special powder coating, thus making long-term use possible.
About the BresTome TOF-PET System
BresTome is a high-resolution TOF-PET system designed specifically for head and breast PET examinations. The resolution is twice as high as widely used whole-body PET systems. Both types of examination can be performed by switching the detector position between head mode and breast mode. Optimal modeling and operability for each mode have been realized based on the concept of “head examinations with minimal fear of claustrophobia” and “painless breast cancer examination.” It assists in the diagnosis of various types of brain diseases, including dementia, and breast cancer.
About the Shimadzu Brand Experience Zone Exhibit
This is an interactive visual experience based on the theme of the fusion of medical and analytical science and technology. The exhibit is a virtual experience where visitors’ bodies are scanned, and X-ray images and component analysis data allow them to visualize the inside of their bodies. Exhibited at the China International Import Expo held in Shanghai in 2020, this innovative display method, which is unique among BtoB companies, attracted a lot of attention from customers!
*These are not actual X-ray images or component analyses.