Thomas Products Division”s 1420 Series miniature diaphragm compressor and vacuum pump received the Innovation Award of the Initiative Mid-Sized Companies in the medical category.The Initiative innovation award recognizes companies that present the most innovative products for medium-sized businesses. Designed primarily for medical applications, the 1420 Series achieves higher flows than conventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same physical size. Manufactured in Puccheim, Germany, the 1420 Series was also recognized for efficiency, quiet operation, modular construction, and overall design.