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This painting was created as a large format, 60" wide, fine art piece. It is now on permanent exhibit at the headquarters of a biotechnology firm and is part of their growing collection of paintings by Audra Geras

2016 Audra Geras

3D Animation Demo by Audra Geras

Geras Healthcare Productions is a boutique studio with a signature cinematic 3D animation style defined by fully-realized biological environments, innovative visual and atmospheric effects and original musical soundtracks. Our videos promote understanding of complex medical stories in an immersive and absorbing way that both educates and entrances viewers.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Ubiquitination Process and Protein Degradation

This large format 3D mural depicts the process by which proteins are targeted for degradation by sequential enzymatic ubiquitination. The ubiquitinized proteins are then degraded into short peptide segments by lytic enzymes lining the core of human 26S proteasomes. The image was created for a biotechnology firm focused on the development of immuno-therapies for cancer.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Professional Education, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Monoclonal Antibodies Binding to Ligand Molecules

This 3D illustration was created for a biotechnology firm. It shows monoclonal antibodies binding to molecules of the specific ligand they were designed to target.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Dendritic Cell: Tumor Antigen Uptake

This is one of a very large series of illustrations on cells in which the featured cell(s) has been rendered in full color while the background is in B&W halftones. In this image a dendritic cell is involved in the uptake of antigens from a tumor cell.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology

© Audra Geras

Epidermal Dermatophytes

This illustration depicts the aerial fungal hyphae and reproductive sporing bodies of several common dermatophytes or skin fungi. I chose to create this scene as a 3-dimensional illustration, and in a glass-like material, to emphasize the translucent and jewel-like appearance of these organisms.

Keywords: 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Cell biology / Histology, Natural Science / Nature

© Audra Geras

Osteoclasts

This is one of a very large series of illustrations on cells in which the featured cell(s) has been rendered in full color while the background is in B&W halftones. The cells shown here are osteoclasts involved in the resorption of bone.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Orthopaedics

© Audra Geras

Mitosis

This 3D illustration takes a dramatic view of chromosome pairs being pulled apart by the microtubules of the mitotic spindle during cell division.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

The Amygdalae of the Limbic System

This 3D illustration of the limbic system places the focus on the amygdalae, two small pea-shaped structures on either side of the limbic system, that play a crucial role in the processing of emotional memory and experiences, including fear and anxiety. The amygdalae serve as a guage able to detect the degree of danger in our environments. They are central to the inappropriate reactions experienced by people who suffer from chronic phobias, obsessions and generalized anxiety.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Disease Management, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Epigenetics

This 3D illustration was created for a biotechnology firm as a large format fine art painting on the subject of epigenetics. It depicts the role of histone 'tail' acetylation in the conversion of DNA from its heterochromatin state to its looser euchromatin state.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Professional Education, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Spermatozoa in the Uterine Tube

This 3D illustration depicts a dramatic view of spermatozoa traveling within the lumen of a uterine (Fallopian) tube. The lumen is lined by secretory epithelial cells interspersed with ciliated columnar cells.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Multimedia, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology, Hemophilia

© Audra Geras

Trypanosomiasis

This illustration depicts the appearance of Trypanosome brucei protozoa within the bloodstream. T.brucei causes a lethal African illness known as 'sleeping sickness'. The image was created for editorial usage.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Web, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Pediatric Asthma

This illustration on the subject of pediatric asthma shows the extravasation of inflammatory cells involved in the initiation of an an asthma attack, and the release of biologically active molecules into the environment. It was created for a global pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Multimedia, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

SIRP-alpha Fc MOA - Part 1 of Diptych Mural

The illustration shows part 1 of the mode of action of SIRP-alpha Fc in triggering tumor cells to give off an 'eat me' signal to phagocytic macrophages. This painting is the first half of a 120" diptych mural on framed canvas that is now hanging on the feature wall of a biotechnology firm's boardroom.

Keywords: Color, Design, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Professional Education, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

SIRP-alpha Fc MOA - Part 2 of Diptych Mural

The illustration shows part 2 of the mode of action of SIRP-alpha Fc: the presentation of tumor antigens to CD8+T cells leading to the proliferation of cytotoxic T cells that are capable of triggering apoptosis of the tumor cells through their release of cytotoxins. This painting is the second half of a 120" diptych mural on framed canvas that is now hanging on the feature wall of a biotechnology firm's boardroom.

Keywords: Color, Design, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Professional Education, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Ovum Bursting from a Mature Follicle on the Surfac

This is one of a very large series of illustrations on cells in which the featured cell(s) has been rendered in full color while the background is in B&W halftones.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Web, Cell biology / Histology, Maternal / Child, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology

© Audra Geras

View Beneath the Psoriatic Epidermis

SHORT-LISTED for the 2016 WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS. (Finalists as yet unannounced.) This 3-dimensional illustration shows the inflammatory environment of the papillary dermis as seen from beneath the epidermis in the early stages of psoriatic plaque development. This image was also used as the stylistic guide for a 3D animated video that our studio, Geras Healthcare Productions, created for a major pharmaceutical drug launch.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Allergy / Immunology, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Fluorinated Drug Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier

This 3D image represents the ability of a fluorinated epilepsy drug to cross the 'blood brain barrier' (BBB). The BBB components shown include: pericytes encircling a capillary at the brain interface, astrocyte foot pads, and the basal lamina surrounding the BBB complex. The image was created as a large scale mural for a biotech firm.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

The Blood-Brain-Barrier

This 3 dimensional instructional illustration depicts the structures that comprise the blood-brain-barrier. It was created for a biotechnology firm.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Neuroscience

© Audra Geras

Pyramidal Neurons in the Brain

This fully 3D illustration displays a network of pyramidal neurons in the brain. The illustration was created for a global pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Animation, Color, Design, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Web, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Neuroscience

© Audra Geras

Faces for Asian-Pacific Botox Market

These 3 views of a face were designed to show the most common facial characteristics of an Asian-Pacific woman. The illustrations formed the base art for a series of illustrations depicting the detailed anatomy of the face. The art was created for the Asian-pacific Botox market.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Anatomy, Biology, Dermatology, Reconstructive Surgery, Portraits, Oncology

© Audra Geras

Facial Anatomy

This series of illustrations showing the detailed anatomy of the face were created for the Asian-Pacific Botox market. The facial anatomy shown includes: the skull, blood vessels, nerves, muscles and fat pads

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Anatomy, Biology, Dermatology, Reconstructive Surgery, Portraits, Oncology

© Audra Geras

Signal Transduction and Blockade

This illustration shows the generation of a molecular signal transduction cascade triggered by the binding of interleukin-17A (IL-17A) to its cell membrane receptor. It also shows the blockade of this cascade by the binding of monoclonal antibodies directed against IL-17A, a key molecule involved in the pathogenesis of several serious inflammatory diseases.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Apps/Mobile, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Entry of Cytotoxins into the Cell

This illustration received the RX Club Award of Excellence, as well as the Society of Los Angeles Illustrators Award of Merit. It depicts the cell interior with a view upwards towards the cell membrane through which cytotoxic signals are penetrating the cell. The illustration is derived from a 3D animated video describing the role of mitochondrial proteins in the induction of apoptosis. Both the illustration and the video were created for a pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Stock, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, General Medicine, Natural Science / Nature

© Audra Geras

Cell Interior - View Towards the Nucleus

This illustration received the RX Club Award of Excellence. It depicts a view downwards to the nucleus from inside a cell. The illustration is derived from a 3D animated video describing the role of Bcl-2 family mitochondrial proteins in the induction and inhibition of apoptosis. Both the illustration and the video were created for a global pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Stock, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, General Medicine, Natural Science / Nature

© Audra Geras

Cervical Nerve Pain

This 3D illustration depicts the pain associated with the impingement of a cervical nerve root, in this case at C5, due to a vertebral subluxation.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery

© Audra Geras

Lumbar Nerve Pain

This 3D illustration represents the pain associated with the impingement of a lumbar nerve root, in this case at L3, due to a vertebral subluxation.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy

© Audra Geras

Nevo coronary Stent

This illustration received the RX Club Award of Excellence. It depicts the Nevo Sirolimus-eluting coronary stent. The image was designed to show the unique cobalt chromium structure and design of the stent, as well as the exceptional flexibilty and conformity of the stent architecture. The drug, Sirolimus, is released from dozens of fully biodegradable polymer wells which dissolve to leave behind a strictly bare metal stent with thin flexible struts.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Multimedia, Patient Education, Biology, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Medical Devices, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

© Audra Geras

Close-Up View of Nevo Stent

This is a magnified view showing the unique construction of the Nevo coronary stent.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Technology, Web, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, Medical Devices

© Audra Geras

Diversity of Style

This is a selection of 3 illustrations showing the same subject matter, the heart, depicted in 3 different styles - traditional, conceptual and high tech 3D. I created this montage to demonstrate that biomedical artists have the skills needed to create custom visuals in diverse styles. If the style of art you are seeing is not exactly what you had in mind, but you like the quality of the work, tell us what you are envisioning. Chances are that the look you want is no obstacle.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Thrombus Formation

This 3D illustration shows the early stages in the formation of a plaque-induced blood clot or thrombus. Damage to the endothelial cells lining the blood vessel lumen exposes a variety of platelet-activating factors, including collagen fibres, to the circulating blood. Platelets coming into contact with these factors adhere to the plaque surface and undergo dramatic morphologic changes. This is the first step in the initiation of a complex coagulation cascade leading to thrombus formation.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Multimedia, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

VEGF in Blood Stream

This is a conceptual illustration depicting VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) molecules in the blood stream.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Transformation of Cancer Stem Cells via EMT

This 3D illustration depicts the transformation of cancer stem cells into mobile cells capable of metastasis via the process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition or EMT. It was developed for a biotechnology client.

Keywords: 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Bronchial Tree

This advertising illustration depicts the normal branching of the bronchioles in the lungs and features a magnified view of a bronchiolar cross-section, as well as of alveoli and their surrounding blood vessels. It was printed as a poster for a global pharmaceutical firm.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Cells Expressing IL-17A

This 3D scene features cells in the papillary dermis of the skin that are known to express interleukin-17A (IL-17A), a key proinflammatory molecule involved in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis. The cells shown are: fibroblasts, keratinocytes, endothelial cells and a macrophage.This image is derived from a 3D video created by Geras Healthcare Productions for a major pharmaceutical drug launch.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Multimedia, Web, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Progression of Rheumatoid Arthrtis

This illustration was created for a global pharmaceutical company as part of a series of images on rheumatoid arthritis. The illustration shows the progressive damage to the articular cartilage and bone of the head of the femur.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Injuries

© Audra Geras

Bone Resorption by Osteoclast

This illustration received the RX Club Award of Excellence. It depicts an osteoclast cell within the matrix of cancellous bone. The illustrated cell is shown in its activated state in which it has developed the characteristic 'brush border' that secretes acid and enzymes involved in the decalcification and resorption of underlying bone. The smaller cells in the background are osteoblasts involved in the formation of new bone tissue.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Orthopaedics

© Audra Geras

Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

This illustration was created as a large scale mural and exhibit panel for a global pharmaceutical firm. It represents a vertical section taken through a synovial joint damaged by rheumatoid arthritis. The major events in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid are shown.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Molecular Biology, Orthopaedics, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Neuron with Synapse

This advertising illustration depicts a neuron or nerve cell and features a detailed look at a single synapse.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience

© Audra Geras

Stages of Childbirth

The illustration shows the normal stages in the birth of a child. It was created as a patient education series for Lamaze International.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Biology, General Medicine, Maternal / Child, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Biology

© Audra Geras

Prosome Formation

This illustration is one of a series of illustrations that was created for a firm specializing in dermatology products. The series depicts the formation of Prosomes, a patented treatment delivery system that is able to deliver kinetin and zeatin molecules deep into the skin. Geras Healthcare Productions also created a 3D animated video describing this technology.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Multimedia, Web, Biology, Biotechnology, Dermatology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Photodynamic Therapy for Prostate Cancer

This painting received an Rx Club Award of Excellence. It was designed for a manufacturing firm. It demonstrates the effect of photodynamic therapy on the vasculature of prostate tumours. Damage to the vessels feeding the tumours results in cancer cell death and tumour shrinkage.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Anatomy, Biotechnology, Disease Management, General Surgery, Medical Devices, Reproductive Biology, Urology

© Audra Geras

Conductivity in the Right ventricle of the Heart

This editorial illustration depicts the interior of the right ventricle of the heart. It also shows the right bundle branch of the heart's conduction system including the small fibres that feed the papillary muscles.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Neuroscience

© Audra Geras

The Healthy Eye

This is an editorial illustration depicting the exterior of a normal eye. It was paired with a second illustration showing the appearance of an eye with conjuctivitis.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Disease Management, General Medicine, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

inside-Out View of Eye Chart

This is a conceptual illustration showing the inverted image of an eyechart as it would appear from inside the eye before it is corrected in the visual cortex of the brain.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

Lucentis Mode of Action

This painting received an Rx Club Award of Excellence. It depicts the mode of action of the drug Lucentis used in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). The scene shows the stylized drug molecules binding and inactivating VEGF molecules (involved in the pathogenesis of the disease) within the choroid layer of the eye.

Keywords: 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

This illustration received the RX Club Award of Excellence. It is a modified still extracted from a 3D mode-of-action animated video created by Geras Healthcare Productions. It was used in print materials associated with the drug Lucentis. The illustration shows the pathologic changes to the macula, retina and choroidal blood vessels typical of advanced wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD).

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

pathogenesis of Glaucoma

This pharmaceutical poster was published as a limited, signed edition and was used as a promotional give-away. It describes the pathogenesis of glaucoma.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

Bovine Spermatazoa and Ovum

This dramatic 3D illustration features a bovine egg cell or ovum and approaching spermatazoa. It was created for a client specializing in the discovery, development and manufacturing of animal health products worldwide. The image was designed as an exhibit mural for a veterinary conference. A horizontal version of this image was used as a 60 ft. banner spanning the width of the exhibit booth.

Keywords: Animation, Color, Design, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Education, Technology, Web, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Reproductive Biology, Veterinary Medicine

© Audra Geras

Megakaryocyte

This is a painterly illustration of a megakaryocyte. These cells are found in the bone marrow and are responsible for the production of blood platelets. Platelets are formed by the breaking off of the tips of the megakaryocyte's pseudopods. Megakaryocytes have a characteristic multilobulated nucleus.

Keywords: Animation, Color, Design, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Stock, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Before and After Treatment with ABT-348

These two illustrations were created as large scale exhibit panels for a global pharmaceutical company. They show the before and after effects of treatment with an investigational drug ABT-348. ABT-348 inhibits VEGFR/PDGFR and aurora kinase in pre-clinical tumor cell models. These illustrations also served as the basis for a 3D animated mode of action video created by Geras Healthcare Productions.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Web, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management

© Audra Geras

Failure of Cancer Therapy

This is a conceptual illustration designed to represent the tragically common inability of cancer therapies to prevent the metastasis and progression of cancer.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Multimedia, Patient Education, Anatomy, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, General Medicine, General Surgery, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Adipose Tissue Metabolism

This image is a "still" extracted from a 3D animated video describing adipose tissue metabolism. The art shows a number of adipose (fat) cells, associated capillaries, connective tissue fibers and a macrophage cell.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Endocrinology / Metabolic

© Audra Geras

Pediatric Respiratory Defenses

This is an editorial illustration showing the basic physiologic and anatomical defenses that function to maintain respiratory health in children.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Laryngeal Mask Airways

This illustration shows the correct method of insertion insertion and positioning of four commonly-used Laryngeal Mask Airways. It was created for the device manufacturer.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Medical-Legal, Anatomy, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Medical Devices

© Audra Geras

LMA Supreme

This illustration shows the correct positioning of the new Supreme Laryngeal Mask Airway. It was created for the device manufacturer.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Anatomy, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Medical Devices

© Audra Geras

Omnaris Nasal Spray

This illustration was created as an advertising poster for Omnaris nasal spray, a drug used in the treatment of nasal allergies and hay fever. The client wished to show the distribution of the drug particles within the upper respiratory system.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Allergy / Immunology, General Medicine, Medical Devices, Portraits, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Turbhaler

The illustration shows the structure and function of the Turbuhaler, a device designed to deliver asthma medication. The details of its function were also demonstrated in a 3D animated video.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Disease Management, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Selected Product Images-2

This is a selection of 3D product/health-care related models that we have created for a variety of clients. Geras Healthcare Productions has a history of technical model-making and animation that extends beyond the healthcare field and encompasses a diverse range, including tool and dye manufacturers, the car industry, and more.

Keywords: Animation, Color, Design, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Multimedia, Patient Education, Technology, Biology, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Pharmacology, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Selected Product Images-1

This is a selection of 3D product/health-care related models that we have created for a variety of clients. Geras Healthcare Productions has a history of technical model-making and animation that extends beyond the healthcare field and encompasses a diverse range of subjects, including tool and dye manufacturers, the car industry, and more.

Keywords: Animation, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Education, Patient Education, Technology, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Medical Devices, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Thoracic Surgery

© Audra Geras

Geras Healthcare productions logo

This is a 3D model I created for use as a logo by our studio, Geras Healthcare Productions. It has been rendered in 2 different styles; naturalistic and in a glass-like material. The concept references the saying 'as alike as three peas in a pod" by drawing attention to a fourth golden pea. It represents the uniqueness and quality of our studio's work.

Keywords: Color, Design, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Biology, Botany, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature

© Audra Geras

Progression of Brain Shrinkage

This pharmaceutical illustration shows the gross anatomical changes to the brain tissue as a result of brain shrinkage.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Anatomy, Disease Management, Endocrinology / Metabolic, General Medicine, Neuroscience

© Audra Geras

Atrial Fibrillation

This pharmaceutical illustration was designed for use as a patient/physician education poster providing a general overview of the causes and dangers of atrial fibrillation. It also features the normal anatomy of the heart.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Vascular Surgery

© Audra Geras

Architecture of the Skin

This painting is one of 50 illustrations created for the book Dermatology: A Medical Artist's Interpretation, written and illustrated by Audra Geras. It was also printed as a poster and large scale mural.The book won the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence for Best Illustrated Atlas. I chose to depict this as a Grand Canyon-like cut-away revealing the architecture of the skin.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Common Dermatophytes

This poster illustration was created for the launch of the antifungal drug Lamisil. It is also one of 50 illustrations in my book Dermatology: A Medical Artist's Interpretation, written and illustrated by Audra Geras. The book won the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence for Best Illustrated Atlas. The image shows the characteristic clinical appearance of common fungal infections of the skin and hair, as well as the typical fungal morphology and appearance in culture.

Keywords: 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Anatomy, Botany, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Athlete's Foot

This painting is one of 50 illustrations created for the book Dermatology: A Medical Artist's Interpretation, written and illustrated by Audra Geras. The book won the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence for Best Illustrated Atlas. This image was also printed as an educational poster and was used in the launch of the drug Lamisil. It shows the clinical features of "mocassin" type athlete's foot, as well as the diagnostic characteristics of the fungal morphology and culture.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Anatomy, Botany, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Skin Section

This close-up view of a skin section was created for a pharmaceutical client. The focus is on the architectural arrangement of the epidermal cells in association with a hair follicle.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, General Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery

© Audra Geras

Acne Panel

This panel depicting a range of acne lesions was created for a pharmaceutical firm for use in a variety of media.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Web, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Melanocyte

This painting is one of 50 illustrations created for the book Dermatology: A Medical Artist's Interpretation, written and illustrated by Audra Geras. The book won the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence for Best Illustrated Atlas. This image demonstrates the important features of a typical melanocyte in the epidermis of the skin. The distribution and arrangement of the melanin pigment is of particular interest.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Dermatophytes of the Scalp

This is a conceptual illustration created for a pharmaceutical company. It depicts a few of the common dermatophytes or skin fungi that can infect the scalp and hair.

Keywords: Animation, Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Biology, Dermatology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Aldara Mode of Action

The illustration shows how Aldara triggers an immunotherapeutic response to the abnormal cells of a basal cell carcinoma. Both activated dendritic cell and macrophage involvement are highlighted.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Injection versus Transjection

The illustration compares drug dispersal patterns associated with the use of injection versus transduction delivery methods. It was created for the transduction device manufacturer. The device is designed for use in the treatment of diabetes.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, Endocrinology / Metabolic, General Medicine, Medical Devices, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Sinusitis

This is a pharmaceutical advertising illustration showing an acute sinusitis infection.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Disease Management, General Medicine, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Congenital Heart Anomalies

This painting shows a montage of congenital heart anomalies. It was created as an editorial cover illustration.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, General Medicine, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery

© Audra Geras

Arterial System

This poster illustration on the arterial system was created for a global pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Color, Apps/Mobile, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Web, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Synovitis

This is one illustration from a series of visuals that I created for a pharma ad agency. It shows the role of interleukin 6 (IL-6) on synovitis (inflammation of joint synovial tissue). The series won the RX Club Award of Excellence.

Keywords: Information Graphics, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

The Effect of IL-6 on Synovial Fibroblasts

This is one illustration from a series of visuals that I created for a pharma ad agency. It shows the effect of interleukin 6 (IL-6) on synovial fibroblasts. The series won the RX Club Award of Excellence.

Keywords: Information Graphics, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Disease Management, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

The Respiratory System

This was created as a patient education poster for a pharmaceutical client. It illustrates the major features of the respiratory system. It also includes spot illustrations depicting sinusitis, pneumonia and bronchitis.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Respiratory

© Audra Geras

Genitourinary System

This collection of images was created for a patient education poster, The Genitourinary System, published by a pharmaceutical firm.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Biology, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology, Urology

© Audra Geras

Selected Medical Subjects

This is a selection of anatomical and cellular spot illustrations. The individual elements have been published in a variety of print materials.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Anatomy, Biology, Cell biology / Histology, General Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology

© Audra Geras

Selected Skeletal Subjects

This is a montage of selected anatomical illustrations dealing with skeletal, bone and joint structures. The individual spots have been used in a variety of print materials including patient education posters, flip charts and brochures.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Stock, Anatomy, General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Injuries

© Audra Geras

Anatomy of the Kidney

This is a patient education illustration showing the basic anatomy of the kidney, as well as enlarged views of a kidney pyramid and nephron.

Keywords: Animation, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Urology

© Audra Geras

The PAP Test

This patient education illustration depicting the PAP test was created for a medical journal.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, General Medicine, Maternal / Child, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology

© Audra Geras

Female Genitourinary System

This is derived from a larger pharmaceutical poster depicting the anatomy of the female genitourinary system.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology, Urology

© Audra Geras

Cardiac Anatomy

This is a patient education anatomical illustration showing the anatomy of the heart, as well as the structures of both cardiac muscle and an artery.

Keywords: Airbrush, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Uterine Fibroids

This medical illustration depicts the different types of fibroids that may be found in the uterus. It also shows a section though the endometrium, and the pituitary gland within a ghosted brain. It was created for an advertising agency.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Reproductive Biology

© Audra Geras

The Prostate Gland

This series of anatomical illustrations was created for a pharmaceutical firm. They were part of a series of 20 illustrations relating to prostate gland health. This selection of images shows both the normal male reproductive/urinary anatomy as well as urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy.

Keywords: Color, Design, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Reproductive Biology, Urology

© Audra Geras

Liver, Pancreas and Stomach

This is a small selection of traditional anatomical illustrations that were created for a variety of print materials. Shown are: the liver, the duodenum with pancreas, and the stomach.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Publishing, Web, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine

© Audra Geras

Musculature of the Knee

This is one of a series of anatomical paintings of musculoskeletal subjects created for a pharmaceutical flip chart. The illustration shows the musculature of the knee.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy

© Audra Geras

Musculature of the Foot

This is one of a series of anatomical paintings of musculoskeletal subjects created for a pharmaceutical flip chart. The illustration shows the musculature of the foot.

Keywords: Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Biology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy

© Audra Geras

Lung Cancer Surgeries

This sequence of illustrations depicts 3 types of lung cancer surgery: Segmental resection, lobectomy and pneumonectomy. It was created for a patient education flip chart published by a pharmaceutical firm.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Publishing, Web, Anatomy, Disease Management, General Surgery, Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery

© Audra Geras

Tumor Angiogenesis

This is a simple spot illustration created for a pharmaceutical client as part of a series of paintings explaining the role of angiogenesis in tumor development. The images show the growth of a tumor due to an increased blood supply as a result of angiogenesis.

Keywords: Animation, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Patient Education, Biology, Biotechnology, Disease Management, General Medicine, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

The Pilar Apparatus

This painting is one of 50 illustrations created for the book Dermatology: A Medical Artist's Interpretation, written and illustrated by Audra Geras. The book won the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence for Best Illustrated Atlas. The illustration depicts the normal structure of the pilar apparatus, which includes: hair follicle, eccrine sweat gland, and erector pili muscle.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Publishing, Anatomy, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology

© Audra Geras

Ankylosing Spondylitis

This is one of several illustrations that were created as exhibit panels for a global pharmaceutical client. It shows the characteristic pathology of the spine in ankylosing spondylitis.

Keywords: Information Graphics, 3D, Models, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Web, Anatomy, Disease Management, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy

© Audra Geras

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is one of several information graphic exhibit panels that were created for a global pharmaceutical client. It shows the key factors involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

Keywords: Color, Information Graphics, Line with Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology

© Audra Geras

Psoriatic Arthritis

This is one of several information graphic exhibit panels that were created for a global pharmaceutical client. It shows the key factors involved in the development of psoriatic arthritis.

Keywords: Color, Information Graphics, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Allergy / Immunology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Molecular Biology, Orthopaedics

© Audra Geras

Autoinflammatory Disease

This is one of several information graphic exhibit panels that were created for a global pharmaceutical client. It shows the key factors involved in the development of autoinflammatory disease.

Keywords: Color, Information Graphics, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Multimedia, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Cell biology / Histology, Molecular Biology

© Audra Geras

Psoriatic Skin Section

This illustration depicts the characteristic histopathology of psoriasis. it was created for a global pharmaceutical client.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Editorial, Education, Patient Education, Web, Allergy / Immunology, Biotechnology, Dermatology

© Audra Geras

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Audra Geras

Represented by

The Weber Group

Biography

Audra Geras is an internationally renowned biomedical artist with degrees in both biology and visual biocommunications from the University of Toronto. She heads Geras Healthcare Productions, a boutique visual biomedical communications studio specializing in the creation of innovative high end custom illustration and 3D animated videos. Audra is a visual storyteller dedicated to finding successful solutions to medical and scientific communication challenges with clear, accurate and beautiful visuals.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Airbrush, Color, Design, Information Graphics, Line with Color, 3D, Apps/Mobile, Models

Subject/Specialties

Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dermatology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Maternal / Child, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Reconstructive Surgery, Portraits, Reproductive Biology, Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Injuries, Oncology, Hemophilia