Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s handheld line of Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 Series XRF analyzers has been recognized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum with a prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading manufacturer of handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. The GOOD DESIGN Awards are conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In November 2010, an international panel of design professionals, architects, specialists and cultural leaders gathered in New York City and chose more than 500 product designs and graphics worthy of the GOOD DESIGN Award for design distinction. The Chicago Athenaeum will hold the GOOD DESIGN SHOW in Chicago in June 2011. Niton® XL2 Series analyzers are engineered for taking measurements at anytime, with accurate results available almost instantly, saving considerable expense compared to traditional laboratory testing. The analyzers are easy to use and nondestructive providing integrated storage of all test results that are completely tamperproof. Multiple communication options are integrated, including Bluetooth wireless and USB communications. The analyzers come with Thermo Scientific Niton Data Transfer (NDT©) software, a host of data management utilities that allows users to set operator permissions, export data into standard formats, or operate the analyzer from a PC. The NDT file format preserves the original data from each sample analysis, ensuring that data is not compromised.