The Aspect Medical Systems A-2000 BIS® Monitor, which has grabbed over 25 percent domestic market share since its 1998 introduction, is the winner of the inaugural Design & Business Catalyst Award, the first annual award to measure the business success stories of design. The Catalyst is co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and the premier business magazine, BusinessWeek. The Catalyst Award captures data on design impact and shows companies that design is fundamentally woven into business success. The Catalyst is the sister award to the coveted annual Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA), which reviews the year's best designs. Because new products need a few years to find their market, the 2002 Catalyst Award was chosen from IDEA winners of 1997, 1998 and 1999. The A-2000 was a 1999 bronze winner in the Medical & Scientific category.
Joseph Geringer, David Chastain, Jane Hathaway and Noelle Dye of Design Continuum; Devin Muldoon; Lawrence Kuba of Tech Design; John Shambroom, Patricia Ellis and Rich Noonan of Aspect Medical Systems; and William J. Wohltmann.
Ed Milano, IDSA, Design Continuum