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About ION


Meaningful healthcare products do not happen by chance. They are deliberate acts of design by which the value of a product is directly proportional to its effect. ION Design operates at this nexus of purpose and meaning, where efficacy and invention merge in products that promote positive patient outcomes and rewarding experiences.
From consumer health products all the way to highly automated laboratory instruments and single-use devices: for more than two decades ION has been designing innovative healthcare products that give our clients a competitive edge. Along the way, we’ve earned dozens of U.S. and international patents, a number of the industry’s most prestigious design awards – and the appreciation of some of the world’s leading medical device and consumer healthcare companies.
ION’s experience is deep. We know what it takes to integrate varied and complex technologies into an efficient and cost-effective product. We’ve teamed up with healthcare professionals to address critical human factors of both user and patient, and developed products that satisfy stringent regulatory requirements. ION has also been at the forefront of the growing consumer interest in wellness with innovative oral care and OTC diagnostic products.

Awards

2014 AMBIENTE WORLDWIDE
Winner, Solutions Competition
OXO Good Grips, Stainless Steel Foldaway Valet

2009 I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Consumer Products
OXO Good Grips, Wall Mounted Organizer

2008 GOOD DESIGN AWARD for Household Products
OXO Good Grips, Stainless Bag Holder

2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Wireless Peripherals
Altec Lansing, Octive Audio System

2005 APPLIANCE DESIGN MAGAZINE
Award for Medical Appliances
Laboratory Equipment
BioVeris, M1M Analyzer

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, MX5020 Powered Audio System

2004 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, In Motion

2003 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (by IDSA & Business Week)
Award for Medical and Scientific Equipment
ACIST Medical Systems, Empower CT Injector

2001 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Immersion Medical, AccuTouch Endoscopy Simulator

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Johnson & Johnson, Wild Flossers

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Computer Equipment
Altec Lansing, ATP5 Desktop Speaker

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
Acoustic Guide, Wand 2000

1999 I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
Tomey, AutoTopographer Corneal Evaluation Unit

1998 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD (IDSA & Business Week)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
N-Vision, Virtual Binoculars

MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, Surround Cube ADA 305

1997 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
N-Vision, DataVisor 80

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

1995 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Brainchild, Interactive Educational Device

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equioment
Tomey, TMS 2 Corneal Evaluation Unit

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Control Instruments, ViewPort Environment Gas Analyzer

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Consumer Products
Brainchild, Interactive Educational Device

Clients

  • Abbott Point Of Care
  • Acist Medical
  • Acoustiguide
  • Air Techniques
  • Aircast
  • Airwick
  • Altec Lansing
  • AT&T
  • American Standard
  • Axis
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Biomet
  • Bracco Diagnostics
  • Castrol
  • Cepacol
  • Control Instruments
  • Covidien
  • Dictaphone
  • Digene
  • USCI – Division C.R. Bard
  • EBI
  • Energizer Personal Care
  • Ethicon
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • French’s
  • GE Healthcare
  • Great Basin
  • Halyard Health
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Hoffman LaRoche
  • Immersion Medical
  • Jarden/Nuk
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lysol
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Mucinex
  • NVIS
  • Olympus Corp.
  • Onkyo Corporation
  • OPED
  • OXO
  • Petmate
  • Playtex Products
  • Prescient Medical
  • Ranir
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Respironics
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Saab Avionics
  • Sharp Electronics
  • Siemens Medical
  • Staples
  • TA Instruments
  • Teledyne/Lecroy
  • Tomey Technologies
  • Vision Sciences
  • Wells Fargo