RKS has won a Bronze 2013 International Design Excellence Award for Ion Proton Sequencer, an innovative device that brings down the cost and speed of decoding a human genome to $1,000 and few hours. Compact enough to fit on a laboratory bench, the device features an easy to access housing for reagents behind the front door and a simplified design that makes it easy to keep clean and sterile.
"The design of the Ion Proton is pure and approachable," commented Lance Hussey, Creative Director at RKS. "It combines the language of science and technology to the promise of a better future, introducing us to a new age, one that will touch all of our lives."
The design of the Ion Proton has earned Life Technologies and RKS some of the most distinguished awards in the industry, including Spark, Good Design and red dot.
"The recognition from the design community for the design of Ion Proton Sequencer is extremely rewarding," said Ravi Sawhney, founder and CEO of RKS. "And seeing our client's market valuation increase during the initial three years since RKS has been engaged by its CEO Greg Lucier and CDO Joseph Lee as a component of the firm's global branding strategy shows how design is one of several key components necessary to create breakthrough success."
The firm is also honored to see five of its projects, Hamilton Medical Portable Ventilator Research, D&A Grip, Hope app, KOR Water Design Strategy, Stagesource L3t Live Performance Speaker, selected as finalists across the following categories: Research, Design Strategy, Living room and Bedroom, Entertainment, Social Impact Design.