Producer: Martin Tvarůžek
Realization: 1997 - 1998
Type: Medicínská technika
SOUTĚŽ: National competition in design 1999
AWARDS: Outstanding design
The operative part of the International Jury: „This unique solitary object responds by its shape the oneness of the instrument in the context of common laboratory equipment.“
Luminometer has been developed and its prototype manufactured for the laboratory at Masaryk University Brno.
The instrument serves for the detection of the light signal, used in the various methods of molecular and cellular biology and immunology. It measures the concentration of calcium ions within cells. The signal is further digitally processed and analyzed.
This project represents one of the first author ́s implementations, but it is exceptional by its and author ́s responsibility. The aim of the activity was not only industrial design of the instrument, but also its structural design, manufacturing of prototype and job-order manufacture of particular electronic parts in Japan. The project success is based on the several months study stay of the author at the Friday Harbor Laboratories (University of Washington) in USA, where the luminometry with utilization of Ca2+ regulated proteins has been studied.
The luminometer became popular in the field of Czech industrial design, it was presented at several
exhibitions and papers on design.