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How ETH Zurich gained a medical illustration for a scientific journal

Tannah Cantrell
November 29, 2022

ETH Zurich, also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, is a public research university located in the Swiss city of Zürich.

The school was founded in 1854 by the Swiss Federal Government on the model of the École Polytechnique in Paris, with the stated mission of educating engineers and scientists. It focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

What ETH Zurich needed

In a new study, investigators demonstrated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of using a single intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat spinal cord injury (SCI) patients.

Researchers at the school were looking to explain concepts in a scientific journal but in greater detail. They required a series of technical, medical illustrations of the human anatomy, which was to be displayed alongside studies of intravenous infusion and improvements in mesenchymal stem cells with neurological function.

As this was a government-backed project, it was essential it was handled with immense consideration, ensuring to follow correct procedures and regulations for scientific study. The animation would take the viewer through many stages of health information, including Recognizing that they have Monkeypox Symptoms, all the way to conducting testing.

How did Twine help?

Whilst searching for freelance professionals to take on the task, ETH Zurich came across Twine. Upon realizing Twine vets all freelancers that enter the platform, ETH Zurich realized this was the right place to outsource an expert 2D illustrator.

Here, they met Marizend, and soon found they were the right expert professional to take on the task. Marizend took the time to work through the client's requirements and created an illustration that encompassed the project entirely.

I would highly recommend her and I hope to collaborate with her again on future projects.

The result

Marizend delivered a series of professional 2D illustrations that exceeded the client's expectations. These illustrations are used alongside scientific studies to provide further education and understanding of the intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat spinal cord injury (SCI) patients.

ETH Zurich described Marizend as, “wonderful to work with! She is a clear communicator and a very talented artist. She put in her full effort to bring my vision to life, and I am thrilled with the work she has done. I would highly recommend her and I hope to collaborate with her again on future projects.”  

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