Remember in biology class when we had to decipher diagrams to understand scientific concepts? Well, fortunately, times are changing. Cameron Slayden, CEO of Microverse Studios, is leading a revolution in how we visualize complex concepts in life sciences. Microverse Studios is a medical animation company that uses Hollywood movie-making technology to create visually stunning and scientifically accurate animations.
Slayden, a scientific animator, founded Microverse Studios to make complex scientific concepts accessible. “Life sciences have always been like a kind of magic for me. Self-assembling machines that arose seemingly out of nowhere, and eventually became us. I’ve always been an artist, and so combining the two to become a scientific artist was inevitable,” he says. “I discovered animation gave me the most powerful storytelling tools, and here we are.”
The animations produced by Microverse Studios cover a wide range of topics, from the intricacies of cell biology to the mechanisms of diseases. Each animation is meticulously researched by the artists, all of whom have advanced degrees, and reviewed by experts in the relevant field to ensure its scientific accuracy.
What truly sets Microverse Studios apart is its animations’ level of detail and realism. Using state-of-the-art software and supercomputing resources, the team at Microverse Studios is able to create animations that are not only accurate but also breathtakingly beautiful. The animations are so realistic that they could easily be mistaken for live footage, and with an aesthetic striking enough that they wouldn’t be out of place in a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One of the significant advantages of using animations to visualize complex concepts is that it allows a level of flexibility that is not possible with static images. Animations can show the movement and interactions of different components in a biological system, making it easier to understand how everything works together. For example, an animation of a cell division can show the movement of chromosomes during mitosis, making it much easier to understand than a static image.
Medical animations created by Microverse Studios tend to be used to explain truly novel science, particularly when biotech and pharmaceutical companies need to describe scientific breakthroughs. When it comes to showing things that have never been seen before, Slayden’s work truly shines.
“If you’re an investor watching pitches from biotech startups, I guarantee you’ve seen our work,” says Slayden. The previous year, a dozen of Microverse Studios’ clients presented at JP Morgan’s Healthcare conference, an ultra-exclusive, invitation-only event where startups with bleeding-edge technologies court investors.
“We produced the first animation for Cologuard before anyone had ever heard of it, before it was even approved by the FDA. Now we’re animating how AI is being used to design medicines. The world is changing fast, and we have front row seats.”
Cameron Slayden and the team at Microverse Studios have made waves in the biotech industry with their animations, providing their clients with animations that make their technologies stand out in the crowd.