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Olympus receives six iF Design Awards and one Red Dot Award

Monday, April 10, 2017
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Olympus receives six iF Design Awards and one Red Dot Award


Six new Olympus products in the fields of medical technology and microscopy have been awarded the renowned quality seal of the iF Design Award in 2017. The Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera has been awarded the Red Dot Award, bringing Olympus’s total tally of these coveted prizes in 2017 to seven. Besides product design, other key award criteria include innovation, uniqueness and functionality. The award-winning products were designed in Tokyo and Hamburg.

A short profile of the distinguished products:


Design made by Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan



The Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Fluoview FV3000 combines speed and precision; the system can capture up to 438 images a second with signal detection exactness to the nanometer. Such extreme accuracy is necessary in biological research to investigate short biological processes. The FV3000 also stands out from the crowd thanks to its user-friendliness, combined with fast autofocus and user-specific software interfaces.

iF Design FV3000

The overall CX23 Microscope design aims to ensure optimum user-friendliness and deliver first-class equipment to students in educational institutions as well as laboratories. This cost-effective system allows easy and safe operation for all workflows while providing excellent optical performance.

iF Design CX23

The eye of the VISERA 4K UHD System is the CH-S400 camera head: using the built-in Sony Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, images are delivered in both 4K UHD as well as in full 4K resolution. For the surgeon in the operating room, this means cinema-like quality – the working area becomes bigger and clearer than ever before. The ergonomic design of the camera head also ensures maximum comfort in any holding position.

 iF Design CH-S400

The PEN E-PL8 combines the style of the past with contemporary design. Whether in stylish brown or other classic colors, this digital camera gives individual outfits that special something. Yet the E-PL8 is not just a pretty face: Olympus technology allows you to capture first-rate images and videos while also making it easier than ever to upload recordings to smartphones or share them on social media without needing to compromise on quality.

 iF Design E-PL8

Design made by Designbüro Held+Team, Hamburg, Germany


The Dual-Antenna* is a data reader that helps our customers prepare flexible endoscopes efficiently and safely. The automatic, non-contact technology enables clear documentation of users, devices or consumables in an external database system. Its durability and ergonomically-shaped hand piece mark out the product as an ideal companion in everyday reprocessing work.

iF Design Dual Antenna

The Morcellator* is an instrument which is routinely used in gynecology for cutting and crushing uterine and myoma tissue during laparoscopic procedures. What’s special about it is that unlike other morcellators, the PK Morcellator cuts using bipolar current rather than rotating blades, which can become blunt over time. The built-in “nose” at the tip of the instrument also prevents tissue from piercing and allows peeling similar to peeling an apple.

iF Design Morcellator

The 4 mm Ultra Sinuscope features a “slim” optical system with a diameter of just 4 mm. The working length of 176.5 mm provides potential benefits for ENT physicians in procedures such as operations conducted on nasal sinuses, the base of the skull, the head and the neck. It is important to see fine structures in the greatest possible detail with the three most important parameters – resolution, contrast and color. The optical system is completely autoclavable during cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.

iF Design 4mm Ultra Sinuscope



For over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a recognized trademark worldwide in terms of excellent design. The iF brand is internationally established as a symbol of outstanding design. All outstanding contributions are exhibited at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg.


About the Red Dot Award


The international “Red Dot Award: Product Design” competition employs an expert jury to select the best products of the year. The quality seal is only awarded to products whose outstanding design marks them out from equivalent products on the market. The winning products are presented at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen for four weeks.


This news release was sourced from Olympus Europe

*The Dual-Antenna and the PK Morcellator are currently not available in the Australian and New Zealand markets


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