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.
Medical animations are used to educate healthcare professionals about new research in disease progression and treatment.
Medical animation is also used to educate patients and caregivers about diseases and treatments, so they can make informed choices.
Medical affairs managers use medical animations to explain disease pathways to healthcare providers at medical symposia and congresses, and on disease awareness websites.
Product and marketing managers use medical animations to explain the therapeutic mechanism of action (MOA) of drugs to healthcare providers on product websites and at medical congress booths.
Medical science liaisons (MSLs) 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.
Medical animation is used by patient advocates and educators to explain complex disease processes and treatments to lay audiences.
Many companies, including bona fide healthcare agencies, produce medical animations. Unfortunately, very few use medical animators to do the work. Instead, most use generalists, 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 providers and patients.
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 far more clearly and accurately than generalist animators. For our clients, this translates into credible and effective messaging for both science-literate and lay audiences.
Runtime, resolution (e.g. HD vs. 4K) and visual complexity are the main determinants of cost for an AXS Studio medical animation. We do all content development and production in-house, so there are no markups to pass on to our clients.
We use a storyboard for two purposes:
1. To previsualize the animated story for our client, and
2. To serve as a shot-by-shot guide for our animators.
We will gladly review your storyboard to see if our animators can use it in our workflow. If not, we can build on it to create a document that works well for both you and our production team.
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 animations require 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.