Rocket Evaporator Wins Prestigious Design Award

Rocket Evaporator Wins Prestigious Design Award

Release Date: September 01, 2009

Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) announced the winners of its 16th annual IBO Design Awards for excellence in the industrial design of analytical instruments, portable analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. The winners of the 2009 Awards demonstrate how industrial design can improve a product’s performance and the end-user’s experience. In the Laboratory Equipment Industrial Design section - Genevac's Gold Award was accompanied by a Silver Award for the Metrohm 862 Compact Titrosampler and Bronze Award for HTA’s HT800L HPLC Autosampler. 

The Rocket Evaporator combines striking industrial design with unmatched performance and ease of use.  Revolutionary new technology in the Rocket Evaporator enables it to dry or concentrate as many as six large volume flasks up to five times faster than conventional rotary evaporators.  The Rocket Evaporator sets a new benchmark for ease-of-use - simply highlight the desired evaporation method using the right hand knob, and press start. Offering true unattended operation capability the Rocket Evaporator requires no training, even a beginner can competently use the system in less than 5 minutes. 

To be eligible for an IBO Design Award, a product must have begun shipping between August 2008 and July 2009. Award candidates are chosen from the new products that IBO monitors through trade shows, trade publications and press releases. Award winners are selected solely based on their industrial designs, not on technical capabilities or performance. Criteria include aesthetics, functionality and features. 

Genevac (, a SP Industries company, was founded in 1990.  Today the company employs around 85 people, with manufacturing, R&D and marketing headquartered in Ipswich, UK. Genevac today offers a comprehensive portfolio of evaporators to suit almost any solvent removal application, purchasing budget or productivity requirement. 

IBO ( is a 12-page, subscription-based newsletter published twice monthly by Strategic Directions International, Inc. (SDi), a management and marketing research firm dedicated to the analytical and life science instrument industry. SDi is the world’s leading source of information on the market for analytical and life science instrumentation and equipment for laboratory and on-site applications.

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