Two TIAX Projects Receive Good Design™ Awards From The Chicago Athenaeum

TIAX is the recipient of two Good Design™ Awards for innovations for Nuvera Fuel Cells and Tandem Medical.

TIAX has announced that it is the recipient of two prestigious Good Design™ Awards for 2002 from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Design and Architecture. The awards recognize TIAX’s innovation in product design for its clients, Nuvera Fuel Cells and Tandem Medical.

“We are honored that the Chicago Athenaeum has recognized our work in helping to bring to fruition new technologies for both the fuel cell and medical device sectors,” said Dr. Kenan Sahin, president of TIAX. “At TIAX we are committed to bringing the most progressive technologies and innovations from the laboratory to the consumer market, ultimately improving the way people live.”

For Nuvera, TIAX designed the shell for the company’s 1kW Hydrogen Power Module (H2PM), a fuel cell-based power source that uses proprietary technology to generate electricity. The module’s innovative design balances mechanical constraints, user requirements, and market demands. In addition, the H2PM provides sound functional design solutions in the areas of maintenance access, plug and cable management, graphical user interface, controls and data acquisition, and handle design and placement.

TIAX designed a patented pump for Tandem Medical for its core product — the AutoDose™ Infusion System — a unique system that automates the dispensing of intravenous drug protocols, such as chemotherapy and antibiotics. The infusion pump, which does not require electricity or batteries to operate, makes I.V. therapy safer and easier to use, in the hospital, or even in the home. TIAX’s innovative design provides a simple one-button interface while providing sophisticated flow control.

The Good Design Award is the oldest and most important design competition in the world. The museum received hundreds of submissions (from an airplane to a paper clip) from 40 countries for consideration in the 2002 competition.

Founded in 1988, The Chicago Athenaeum is an International Museum of Architecture and Design, appropriately based in the world’s first city of modern architecture and design – Chicago. The Museum is dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas of the discipline: architecture, industrial, and product design, graphics, and urban planning. The Museum’s mission is the advancement of public education about the value of Good Design – from the “spoon to the city” – and how design can positively impact the human environment.