The Shimadzu China Mass Spectrometry Center (China MS Center), which is a research and development facility of Shimadzu (China) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation in China, received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2017.
The iF DESIGN AWARD was started by iF International Forum Design GmbH Hannover located in Germany in 1953 to give awards to excellent industrial designs all over the world. It is known as an internationally prestigious design award. For the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017, there were applications for 5575 items from 59 countries. The awards ceremony was held in Munich, Germany on March 10.
Shimadzu has received this award for the Shimadzu MECTEM, a Shimadzu Group company, VESTA vacuum and pressurized sintering furnace in 2012 and for the Shimadzu PDA-5000 optical emission spectrometer in 2015. However, this is the first time that Shimadzu has received an award for an item other than products.