Freiburg, April 22, 2021. Spindiag GmbH is winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The winning product, Rhonda, won in the discipline Product, in the Medicine Health category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
The Rhonda System won over the 98-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its safe, simple, and efficient point of care SARS-CoV-2 testing system. The competition was intense: almost 10,000 entries were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.
More information about the Rhonda System from Spindiag can be found in the “Winners” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE https://ifworlddesignguide.com/entry/315484-spindiag-rhonda-system.
Spindiag GmbH, based in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany, was founded in 2016 by a team of internationally renowned experts in the fields of microfluids, lab-on-a-chip technology, and life sciences. Based on proprietary microfluidic technology developed at Hahn-Schickard and the University of Freiburg, Spindiag advanced the technology and implemented the fully automated Rhonda system as a sustainable platform for infection control and registered the CE-IVD mark for a PCR-based rapid COVID-19 test for use at the point of care. Since its foundation, the company has raised a total of EUR 24.9 million (USD 27.1 million) in four financing rounds for product development and preparation for market entry. Spindiag’s innovative technology has won several prizes awarded by experts from the healthcare industry, including the CODE_n-Contest by B. Braun and the Health-i Award by Techniker Krankenkasse and Handelsblatt. The company is EN ISO 13485 certified.
Rhonda is a registered trademark of Spindiag GmbH.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and in the iF design app.
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