The international jury has awarded the SKAN PSI-L 2.0 isolator for high design quality with the distinction “Red Dot”. SKAN is now a two-time Red Dot award winner.
SKAN, the global market and technology leader for isolators, cleanroom devices, and decontamination processes for the aseptic production of biopharmaceutical substances, has received the Red Dot Award. After last year’s win in the same category for the skanfog® spectra isolator, SKAN is very proud of having succeeded again, this time with their PSI-L 2.0 isolator.
PSI-L 2.0, another pioneer from the SKAN product line to improve people’s quality of life, is a modular and flexible production system for the manufacturing of biotechnology products and pharmaceuticals. The L-flange system offers a novel flexibility in production, scalability and validation of processes, as the production machinery in the working chambers can be exchanged within 30 minutes. This enables both the preparation of small-volume clinical samples (manual filling) and production using automated filling in the same plant. Thanks to the preconfigured modules, the delivery time of the filling line is very short. This means that a drug reaches the patient more quickly. The PSI-L 2.0 isolator is successfully being used in the VarioSys system and for Cell and Gene Therapy in the Crystal Cellana L1.
Red Dot Initiator and CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on this year’s competition
“In this year of the competition, I have been particularly struck by the exceptional creativity shown by the award-winning products. It is really impressive and praiseworthy that there are still designs out there that can surprise us with their form and functionality. This makes it clear that design cannot be restricted or brought to a standstill by unfavourable circumstances. On the contrary: more and more new ideas and creations emerge, and futuristic techniques are developed. The fact that the quality of these products equals their level of innovation makes them well-deserved winners in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022.“
SKAN CEO, Thomas Huber on the award
“I am honoured that we have won the Red Dot Award two years in a row. It shows me that our continuous work pays out. I would like to thank the jury and of course all colleagues involved at SKAN. Your commitment makes this recognition possible.”
The evaluation process
The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back to the 1950s. Each year, the competition goes in search of outstanding design achievements and product innovations. The decisions on awarding distinctions are taken by an independent panel of experts, the Red Dot Jury. This year’s jury comprises 48 judges from 23 countries. What they all have in common is their design expertise, which they have accumulated during their careers as professors, consultants, designers or journalists. The jurors consider and assess each entry. The products do not compete with each other. Instead, they are assessed on a standalone basis.
PSI-L 2.0 in exhibitions, online and in the yearbook
PSI-L 2.0 can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website from 20 June 2022 and will also be represented in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen as part of the exhibition “Design on Stage” until May 2023.
About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appropriately assess the great diversity of products and projects in the area of design, the Red Dot Design Award is divided into three disciplines – Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With roughly 20,000 submissions, the Red Dot Award is one of the biggest design competitions in the world. 1955 marked the first year that a jury came together to evaluate the best designs of that era. In the 1990s, Red Dot’s CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the prestigious distinction “Red Dot” has been a seal of outstanding design that is highly regarded internationally. The award-winners are presented in Red Dot’s yearbooks and museums as well as on the Red Dot website. Additional information can be found at www.red-dot.org.