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Jan. 24, 2013

XN-2000 and XN Reagents Win Germany’s iF Product Design Award 2013

  Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; President and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) is pleased to announce it has received the iF Product Design Award 2013, an independent German design award, for its XN-2000 hematology analyzer and XN reagents.

  Sysmex has won the iF Product Design Award 2013, for its Automated Hematology Analyzer  XN-2000 and XN reagents. With a history extending back more than 50 years, the iF Design Awards are some of the world's most authoritative, with a judging panel carefully selected from around the globe. The award is given for industrial products that score highly in such areas as design, quality, functionality and innovation.

  The "Silent Design®" concept employed in the XN-2000 and XN reagents received the Good Design Award 2011 (Japan) and has earned high acclaim both in Japan and overseas.

  In the past, in vitro diagnostic systems have typically focused on improvements in functionality and performance leading to advances in testing speed and accuracy. In addition to such functionality and performance improvements, Sysmex's new "Silent Design®," concept enhances instrument usability by clinical laboratory technicians. "Silent Design®" is employed in such products as the XN-Series, launched in 2011 for the hematology field.

  Going forward, Sysmex will continue employing the "Silent Design®" concept to deliver products that are environmentally friendly and even easier for customers to use.

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About the iF Design Award

Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is the world's longest-standing design award, and is considered one of the three most prominent in the world, along with Germany's Red Dot Design Award and the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) of the United States.

Sponsored by Germany's International Forum Design GmbH, the iF awards comprise three categories: product design, communication design and packaging design. Targeting industrial products, superior designs are selected by a panel of top-class designers and corporate design executives.

Evaluated not only for their attractiveness, products are given a comprehensive rating based on standards for such factors as their finishes, materials, innovativeness, environmental consideration, functionality, ergonomics, safety and universal design.

URL:  (iF Design Awards website)

Note: Products winning the fiscal 2013 awards will appear on the iF Design Awards website on February 22, 2013. 

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