Award-winning, beautiful and accurate 3D medical animation for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare industries.
We’re artists who love science, with a rare combination of artistic talent, technical skill and medical science knowledge. The result is medical animation that’s as beautiful to watch as it is scientifically accurate.
We have experience in most therapeutic areas, along with thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, cell and molecular biology. Our clients appreciate our in-house science knowledge for the time, effort and cost it saves them.
Why invest in accurate medical animation?
- Medical animation is the best way to explain complex medical science concepts quickly and clearly.
- Accurate, high-quality medical animation lends credibility to your message.
- High-end medical animation attracts visitors to your congress exhibit booth and is a conversation starter.
- An excellent presentation tool for potential investors, when stakes are high and time is limited.
- High-quality visual assets you can leverage through clinical development, to launch and marketing.
Who we've worked with
- We’re artists who love science! And it shows in every medical animation we create. What’s more, we only work on medical and scientific content — we’re industry-leading experts in medical animation.
- We’re a group of like-minded creative people who love to visualize science: digital artists, animators, designers, developers and writers who are fascinated with biology — how organs and tissues function, how cells behave and molecules do their amazing work. And we love to tell these stories visually.
- We believe that animation makes complex scientific ideas easier to understand. With better understanding comes the ability to make informed decisions — which is especially important in healthcare.
- Our in-house expertise saves our clients time, effort and money. Most agencies and studios use regular animators, resulting in inaccuracies and content headaches for the client. At AXS we use only formally trained medical animators. We speak the language of science, meaning we get it right the first time.
- Every Client Services team member has a life science background and extensive experience helping clients communicate their messages through animation. We speak the same language as our clients and understand the unique challenges they face in presenting disease and drug information in a strict regulatory environment. The result is an agency relationship you won’t find elsewhere.
- Our in-house science expertise, careful referencing and annotation, and experience with review committees help avoid costly delays.
- The result: A beautifully-crafted medical animation that engages your audience and stands up to the scrutiny of experts. The final product can be leveraged in multiple channels: congress booths, symposia, e-detail aids, websites, continuing medical education (CME), news releases and more.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A: Medical animation is used to educate healthcare professionals about new research and concepts in disease progression and treatment.
Medical animation is also used to teach patients and their families about health and disease management, so that they can make informed choices.
Medical communications and scientific affairs managers use medical animation to explain disease pathways to healthcare professionals at medical symposia and congresses, and on disease state awareness websites.
Product and marketing managers use medical animation to explain the therapeutic mechanism of action of drugs to healthcare professionals on product websites and at medical congress booths.
Medical science liaisons use medical animation in detail aids and presentation decks to explain disease pathways when meeting with physicians.
Opinion leaders use medical animation in symposia presentations to describe molecular pathways in disease.
Patient advocates and educators use medical animation to explain complex disease processes and treatments to the public, with a wide ranging level of science and medical literacy.
A: Many companies, including bona fide healthcare agencies, produce medical animations.
Unfortunately, very few use actual medical animators to do the work. Instead, most use regular animators, without specialized science training. The resulting lack of scientific accuracy in the depiction of cellular and molecular structure and function undermines the important messages being conveyed to healthcare professionals.
In contrast, AXS Studio employs only medically-trained animators. Each holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biomedical Communications (BMC) from the University of Toronto, one of only four CAAHEP-accredited programs in North America. This specialized training is the reason we explain complex medical science processes more clearly and depict them far more accurately than non-medically trained animators. For our clients, this translates into credible and effective messaging for both science-literate and lay audiences.
Q: What’s included in the price of a medical animation?
A: No. We have in-house medical science expertise. Our writers, storyboard artists and medical animators all have M.Sc. Biomedical Communications degrees. They are formally trained in anatomy, physiology, pathology, cell biology and molecular biology. We have 4 Board Certified Medical Illustrators (CMIs) on staff and 15 years experience visualizing complex medical science processes for a discerning healthcare professional audience. While we welcome input from our clients’ medical experts and opinion leaders, it’s not a requirement.
A: No. We do all work in-house in our Toronto, Canada studio with specially trained medical animators. This enables tight control of quality and schedules, which is especially important when working toward fixed deadlines. As well, unlike many products and services that can be offshored to cut costs, quality medical animation requires a high degree of specialized knowledge.
Our writers, storyboard artists and medical animators all hold Master of Science, Biomedical Communications (M.Sc.BMC) degrees. Our specialized training is the reason we can explain complex medical concepts more clearly and accurately than animators without formal medical training. There are businesses in the U.S. and Canada that use foreign outsourcing for medical animation. If you’re considering hiring one of these companies, we advise getting information on the medical training of their animators.