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Design Award for Dräger Medical Device

Intensive care supply unit awarded the 2009 red dot design award.

Lübeck, Germany – In one of the most renowned international design competitions, the "red dot award: product", the wall supply unit GeminaDUO received an award in the category "Life Science and Medicine".

With this award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen attests to the high degree of innovation, particularly in functionality and ergonomics, of the GeminaDUO. The vertically mounted supply unit supports the physician and nursing staff in their daily work. It carries medical technical devices such as
suction devices, syringe pumps, CVP poles, monitors and ventilators with a total weight up to 150 kilograms.
The advantages: improved workflows for clinical personnel, good access to the patient, simplified maintenance, flexible positioning of the devices and a space-saving design. Thus, the workplace has been designed with improved safety in mind.

Whether in the emergency room, intensive care unit,intermediate care station or recovery room: Lighting options such as night,reading and examination lights, and individual colour concepts, ensure a patient-friendly environment.
Dräger developed the wall supply unit based on internal design guidelines that specify features such as colour, form, lettering and material selection for all medical products. The project was created together with Bachorski Design of Lübeck, Germany.

A total of 3,231 products from 49 countries were presented to the international selection committee of the "red dot award: product". 683 products received an award. In the category Life Science and Medicine, about 150 products were submitted, and 56 were awarded a prize.

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