Getinge receives double iF Design Award

Company recognised for the innovative user-interface CENTRIC and product design of Getinge ProSeal

CENTRIC is a new patent pending user interface integrated into sterilisers, washer-disinfectors, automation systems and sealers

Getinge Infection Control has been recognised in the independent and prestigious iF Design Awards for its innovative user-interface for sterilisers and washer-disinfectors Getinge CENTRIC and for the rotary sealer Getinge ProSeal. Together with the previous Red Dot design award, CENTRIC now has been awarded twice thanks to its user-centric approach and focus on process assurance and safety.

Since 1953, the iF International Forum Design has recognised outstanding design performance. The iF Design Awards are among the most prestigious design prizes worldwide, as demonstrated by more than 20,000 competition submissions each year.

Getinge Infection Control has developed CENTRIC, a new patent pending user interface integrated into sterilisers, washer-disinfectors, automation systems and sealers. Creating a user interface for equipment in the infection control settings that enables an efficient, safe and intuitive handling required extensive user involvement and research engagement.

'Getinge Infection Control is proud to be honoured with yet another prestigious design award for our CENTRIC user-interface. This is a testament that Getinge has developed an innovative and intuitive interface centered around process assurance and safety for the operator. We truly believe that this will be the way forward in our industry,' says Joacim Lindoff, President and CEO for Getinge Infection Control.

Getinge ProSeal is a key component in making the sterilisation workflow as safe and efficient as possible. Large rounded edges guide the pouch easily into the sealer. Together with the slow start function, the user can seal big and bulky items in a controlled manner. Furthermore, the sealer can be tilted for best ergonomic position.

An animated LED light gives direct feedback on the sealer’s status when heating up and when it’s ready to use. Also, the light follows the movement of the pouch to confirm a safe sealing process, while the touch screen’s interface design guides the user to most efficient and safe use.

Getinge ProSeal is a key component in making the sterilisation workflow safe and efficient

In this process, Getinge has worked in close co-operation with the Swedish design and innovation agency Lots. This is the second time Getinge Infection Control and Lots have won a design award together for the CENTRIC user-interface.

The iF Design Award nights, where the winners will be duly celebrated, will take place on 27 February 2015 at BMW Welt in Munich.

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