IONpath MIBIscope™ I

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October 8, 2018

IONpath

Product: IONpath MIBIscope™ I

IONpath’s MIBIscope™ I (Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging) system was designed to help scientists and pathologists to learn more about tissue microenvironments using unprecedented image quality. By collecting data at the sub-cellular resolution, doctors are able to design better treatments for their patients.

The BC | IONpath Team

With the IONpath team focused on developing and testing their groundbreaking technology, they brought in Team BC to develop the industrial design and the sheet metal cover panels. In addition to creating a unique visual identity, Team BC worked closely with the IONpath team on usability, ergonomics, safety, and disassembly for maintenance.

Design / Technical Achievements

  • Industrial design
  • Welded tube frame design to support heavy machined components
  • Sheet metal design with welded assemblies
  • Panel breakup to facilitate maintenance while preserving ID direction
  • Pneumatic sliding door design & functional prototype
  • ESD protection on all panels
  • Hinged “shark fin” to allow for quick access to ion gun
  • Airflow and thermal analysis
  • Internal rack-mounted component layout
  • Complete documentation package