Our in-house medical expertise saves you time, effort and money. As highly-trained scientific communicators, we bring a unique blend of science knowledge and artistry to your project. Clients count on us for accurate, error-free medical and scientific illustrations that provide insight and inspiration.
We have experience in a wide range of therapeutic categories and a broad background in physiology, anatomy, cell biology and molecular biology.
Two to six weeks, depending on the content and complexity of the visuals. Another factor is the client-side review process. We recommend contacting us 2–3 months before you need your medical illustration completed.
Patient education is an essential part of a physician’s job. Medical illustrations play an important role, helping physicians explain medical conditions and therapeutic options to patients and caregivers.
Medical science liaisons use medical illustrations in their detail aids and presentations to educate physicians and nurses about new disease research and therapeutic mechanisms.
Disease information websites feature medical illustrations to help patients and caregivers understand medical conditions and treatment options so they can make informed choices about care.
Medical affairs personnel at pharmaceutical companies use medical illustration to explain disease pathways to healthcare providers at symposia and congresses.
Pharmaceutical product and marketing managers use medical illustration to explain the therapeutic mechanism of action of drugs to healthcare providers in publications, on websites and in medical congress exhibits.
Specialists use medical illustrations in presentations to describe everything from molecular disease pathways to new surgical procedures.
Patient advocates use medical illustration to explain disease information and treatments to the public. Medical illustrations can communicate clearly to people of all literacy levels.
Scientific journals like Nature and popular science magazines like Scientific American often publish medical and scientific illustrations to explain content within articles.
Many businesses claiming to be scientific illustration or animation companies employ generalist illustrators or animators trained for film and TV. Their lack of medical and scientific training results in inaccuracies that misinform viewers and embarrass clients. At AXS Studio, we employ Certified Medical Illustrators who are specially trained in communicating medical content accurately and clearly. For our clients, this results in credible and effective images that speak to both lay audiences and medical professionals.
While it is not a requirement to practice, certification ensures a professional standard has been met and maintained. A Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) has passed examinations in ethics, biomedical science and illustration skills, and has passed a rigorous portfolio review. Competencies are maintained by meeting continuing education requirements (CEUs) and must be renewed every five years. CMI certification is administered by the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators and is based on standards established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The same amount or work goes into a medical illustration whether or not it’s chosen by a publisher, therefore we do not discount the price for work that goes unpublished. It is recommended to first pitch your concept to the publisher, with a sketch, before hiring a medical illustrator.