Pharma Automation | 13.03.17 | minute(s) reading time
iF Gold Award winner: ZiuZ IRIS

Cor Mulder

Marketing Manager

In collaboration with Spark design & innovation, ZiuZ Medical has won an iF Gold Award for its IRIS. The medical checking device, which was developed by ZiuZ Medical and designed by Spark design & innovation won in the ‘Medicine/Health/Care’ category of the ‘Product’ discipline. The iF Design Award has been one of the most prestigious design awards in the world since 1953.

Since the launch of the Inspector and Photon devices, ZiuZ Medical has been the market leader in the field of medical checking equipment. ZiuZ solutions check the content of automatically-dispensed medication pouches on the basis of a large number of parameters such as shape, color and size. While the Photon and the Inspector are used in large dispensing centers, the IRIS has been specially developed for the smaller (hospital) pharmacies. Spark also took this into account when designing the IRIS. According to the jury, the result was very worth of an award: “IRIS meets all of the requirements set for an ultra-accurate medical product: high-grade materials, excellent branding, outstanding color and surface finish and a high level of practicality. The numerous details that have been thought through convinced the jury that ZiuZ Medical’s IRIS is an exceptionally professional device for which no compromises have been made.”

More information about the IRIS can be found on the IRIS website or in the iF World Design Guide under ‘Design Excellence’.


About ZiuZ

ZiuZ is a leading innovative company in the development of high-grade technology in the field of visual intelligence. ZiuZ products have worldwide impact and contribute to solving issues relevant to society. ZiuZ Medical develops products that can check the contents of automatically-dispensed medication pouches in hospitals and pharmacies. ZiuZ Forensic specializes in the development of products that allow high volumes of image material to be analyzed easily and efficiently. ZiuZ regularly introduces new, innovative products for healthcare institutions and police services.


About Spark design & innovation

Spark design & innovation is a design bureau from Rotterdam, Netherlands, with broad experience in the design and development of innovative medical and industrial products. Spark is one of the leading Dutch design bureaus and together with its clients has been producing surprising and award-winning products for 25 years. Spark believes in integrated designs – creating the balance between design and function, investment and cost price and between lead-time and technological innovation.



For more than 60 years the iF Design Award has been an acknowledged worldwide label for outstanding design services and one of the most important design awards in the world. An independent specialist jury gives the iF Gold Award to just 75 of the more than 5,500 entries.

All award-winning entries are included in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and the iF design app and are exhibited at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg.


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