Design of the Year 2015

The Design Museum in London, which awarded our Organ-Chip Design of the Year

The Design Museum in London, which awarded our Organ-Chip Design of the Year

Organs-on-Chips take home Design of the Year award from Design Museum in London

The idea behind our Organ-Chips is straightforward: to create an environment for human cells in which they behave just like they do in the body. And leaders in the world of design recently recognized our innovative work in a big way, when the Design Museum in London named our Organ-Chips “Design of the Year.”

Our Organ-Chips were the first design from the medical field to win the honor.

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Finalists included Google’s Self-Driving Car and a system to remove tiny particles of plastic from the ocean. The Museum received 76 nominations from leaders in the field of design. Nominations were divided into six categories: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product, and transport.

“This winning design is a great example of how design is a collaborative practice embracing expertise and know-how across disciplines,” said Gemma Curtin, Curator of the Award. The selection of the Organ-Chip “also signifies a desire to recognize and award design that can significantly impact society now and in the future.”