logo December 17, 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates Karl Storz educational materials for Flex-X™ Ureteroscope.

With proprietary technology, the Flex-X™ ureteroscope offers full dual 270 degree deflection using a single lever. This scope offers a combination of easier access and improved control to expand the diagnostic and treatment options for urologists. Fairman Studios produced 3 illustrations of this scope in situ for a Karl Storz educational brochure.

December 10, 2003: Neurosurgical illustrations created for Lahey Clinic.

Steven Freidberg, MD, of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, recently recenly asked Fairman Studios to illustrate an updated article on lumbar and sacral spine injury repairs. Illustrations will include a depiction of the “parachute stitch,” a suturing technique used to repair tears in the dura of the spinal cord using a patch graft.

logo December 10, 2003: Cover artwork requested for The Journal of Family Practice

Jennifer Fairman, CMI of Fairman Studios, LLC has been collaborating with Bob Demarest (FAMI) to illustrate the feature topic, Childhood Asthma for the January 2004 issue of The Journal of Family Practice, a publication produced by Dowden Health Media. The Journal of Family Practice covers the world of primary care, employing the highest scientific standards while retaining a uniquely human perspective. The journal’s quality is demonstrated by the fact that The National Library of Medicine awarded it the highest Journal Impact Factor of any publication devoted solely to family practice. With peer-reviewed original research and unique features such as POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters), The Journal of Family Practice is a premier source of clinical information for Family Practitioners.

logo December 9, 2003: (RESCHEDULED!) “Portfolio Showing” – Presented by the Boston Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild

Several of Boston’s top illustrators and designers will be sharing their portfolios. A great opportunity to see the presentation of their work that gets them hired! This will be perfect for any students, aspiring artists or anyone looking for a little inspiration to improve their own book. More info will be coming soon with the artists who will be showing their work. Everyone attending is invited to bring their work for feedback and share with others. Presenters include Jennifer Fairman, Tony Persani, Rob Saunders and Bill Tomlinson.Where: Massachusetts College of Art
Tower Building, 11th Floor, Trustees Room
Avenue of the Arts, 621 Huntington Avenue (between Longwood Avenue and Evans Way)
Boston, MA
For directions: http://www.massart.edu/about/directions.html

When:(RESCHEDULED!!! PLEASE NOTE.) Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 7pm to 9pm

For more information contact:
Andrew Lawrence, Boston GAG Chapter Events Coordinator: andrew@lawrencedesign.com
or visit: Boston Chapter Graphic Artists Guild Website

December, 2003: Fairman Studios creates corporate identity for the Glue Grant Project: Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury Project

Fairman Studios is currently creating a logo and other corporate identity products for the Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury project, a research program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health. This collaborative program aims to uncover the biological reasons why patients can have dramatically different outcomes after suffering a traumatic injury. It is the first large-scale interdisciplinary program to attempt to solve the life-threatening problem of inflammation following major trauma or burn. Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury brings together major medical and research institutions, and researchers in the fields of surgery, genomics, proteomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and genetics to focus on the microbiology of inflammation.

logo December 1, 2003: More illustrations underway for Novartis .

Fairman Studios is currently producing a number of illustrations for Novartis corporate presentations and newsletters. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.

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November 22: Happy Anniversary, Fairman Studios!

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logo November 21, 2003: Pfizer Patient Education Women’s Health Flip-Chart illustrated by Fairman Studios

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce a series of illustrations for patients and physicians concerned with women’s health issues. This patient education piece is being produced in collaboration with Cline, Davis and Mann for Pfizer. Subjects will include an overview of anatomy, specificaly reproductive anatomy; effects of estrogen, mentruation, dysmenorrhea, birth control, vaginal yeast infection, STDs and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The flip chart is scheduled to be published in the Spring of 2004.

logo November 2003: Icon Custom Communications commisions Fairman Studios for Clinical Symposia

Icon Custom Communications specializes in taking complex medical information, identifying the core message, and creating visual programs that educate target audiences. ICC is also the home of the Netter Collection and the publication, Clinical Symposia. Icon Custom Communications has recently asked Fairman Studios to participate in a Clinical Symposia illustration project regarding Seizures and Epilepsy.

logo November 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates images for Indiana University’s Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics

Fairman Studios has been commisioned to produce scientific illustrations for Indiana University’s Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics’ High Performance Computing Project. This project addresses phylogenetic relationhsips of arthropods and annelids. CBG develops and implements tools and services for efficient access and management of biology databases and data sets; analyzes and interprets of biosequences, genomes and related data; and develops new algorithms and statistics for large biodata sets.

logo November 2003: Phase 2: TTV Animations underway for Genentech’s discovery drug: AVASTIN.

Fairman Studios is currently starting plans to create animations for AVASTIN, an investigational recombinant humanized antibody to vascular endothelial cell growth factor (rhuMAb-VEGF). Avastin, formerly known as anti-VEGF is designed to bind to and inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a protein that plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels to the tumor) and maintenance of established tumor blood vessels. Fairman Studios is currently creating anaimations to educate Pharmaceutical reps regarding Genentech’s current molecular targeted therapy.

logo November 2003: Fairman Studios redesigns The American Urological Association’s Web Site

Today, as the world’s preeminent urological association, the AUA conducts a wide range of activities to ensure that more than 13,000 members stay current on the latest research and best practices in the field of urology. An educational non-profit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by providing a wide range of services, including publications, the Annual Meeting, continuing medical education and health policy advocacy. With the American Urological Association’s recent move to Linthicum, Maryland, Fairman Studios has been asked to redesign the AUA public website. Fairman Studios will also be creating a new intranet site for the AUA. Both sites are set for launch dates in early 2004.
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logo October 23, 2003: Wildlife illustrations created for OnEarth Magazine.

OnEarth is an independent quarterly magazine of the NRDC, covering hard-hitting reports on the environmental issues that define our time — global warming, Big Oil in the Arctic, the disappearance of wild places — to short takes on the new, the provocative, and the just plain weird. Fairman Studios is producing wildlife illustrations for the quarterly publication’s next issue.

logo October 20, 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fairman Studios will be creating an illustrations for several articles appearing in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery:Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Delayed Unions and Nonunions of Fractures of the Distal Part of the Humerus
BY DAVID L. HELFET, MD and PETER KLOEN, MD, PHD. Investigation performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY The purpose of the present retrospective study was to evaluate the results of open reduction and inter-nal fixation of delayed unions and nonunions of fractures of the distal part of the humerus.

Operative Release of Complete Ankylosis of the Elbow Due to Heterotopic Bone in Patients without Severe Injury of the Central Nervous System
BY DAVID RING, MD, AND JESSE B. JUPITER, MD. Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Although uncommon, complete ankylosis of the elbow secondary to heterotopic ossification results in severe disability. The results of surgical management remain unclear.

The Lapidus Procedure as Salvage After Failed Surgical Treatment of Hallux Valgus, A Prospective Cohort Study
BY J. CHRIS COETZEE, MD, FRCSC, SCOTT G. RESIG, MD, MICHAEL KUSKOWSKI, PHD, AND KHALED J. SALEH, MD, MSC, FRCSC Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota Recurrent hallux valgus is a relatively common, yet challenging, condition for both the patient and the surgeon. The literature on the treatment of recurrent hallux valgus is sparse. The purpose of this study was to evalu-ate prospectively the functional outcome and patient satisfaction following the Lapidus procedure for the treatment of recurrent hallux valgus deformity.

Free Vascularized Fibular Grafting for the Treatment of Postcollapse Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head
BY JULIAN ALDRIGE, MD Investigation performed at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Osteonecrosis of the femoral head, a disease primarily affecting young adults, is often associated with collapse of the articular surface and subsequent arthrosis. Free vascularized fibular grafting has been reported to be successful for patients with early stages of osteonecrosis, but little is known about its efficacy after the femoral head has collapsed.

 

logo October 18, 2003: Iron Chelation panels illustrated for Novartis’ trade exposition.

Fairman Studios, in conjunction with Interlink Health Care, is currently illustrating a number of illustrations for a Novartis trade exhibit regarding iron chelation. The artwork will illustrate how this underdiagnosed and undertreated life-threatening complication results in several hematologic disorders: (1) Hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia, (2) Transfusion-dependent anemias, and (3) Myelodysplastic disorders, such as aplastic anemia.

logo October 10, 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates for COUNTDOWN magazine

Fairman Studios will be creating an illustration regarding diabetes and the effects of islet transplantation without immunosuppression for the Winter issue of COUNTDOWN Magazine. COUNTDOWN is the award-winning magazine published quarterly by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). COUNTDOWN offers in-depth analysis about cutting-edge research and new treatments, and also features poignant stories from some of the more than 1 million people who have type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and their families.
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logo October 8, 2003: Novartis .

Fairman Studios is currently illustrating a number of illustrations for Novartis corporate presentations. Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Novartis core businesses are in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye-care, and animal health.

logo October 2, 2003: Kyphon morphometric bone fragments and white paper illustrated.

Fairman Studios has been asked to paint several types of vertebral bone fractures for Kyphon’s educational materials for patients and physicians and for Kyphon’s upcoming Balloon stent technology white paper. Kyphon develops innovative medical devices using proprietary balloon technology for orthopedic applications. The KyphX Inflatable Bone Tamp (IBT) is designed to assist in the management of fractures involving crushed or collapsed bone through fracture reduction and creation of a cavity in cancellous bone.

logo September 29, 2003: Egg Design and Fairman Studios collaborate for Philips Medical

Fairman Studios recently illustrated images of the human anatomy for Philips Medical for educational materials covering ECG sensors.

logo September 11, 2003: Phase 1: MMT Animations underway for Genentech’s discovery drug: AVASTIN.

Fairman Studios is currently starting plans to create animations for AVASTIN, an investigational recombinant humanized antibody to vascular endothelial cell growth factor (rhuMAb-VEGF). Avastin, formerly known as anti-VEGF is designed to bind to and inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a protein that plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels to the tumor) and maintenance of established tumor blood vessels. Fairman Studios is currently creating anaimations to educate Pharmaceutical reps regarding Genentech’s current molecular targeted therapy.

      View the MTT animations in QuickTime streaming media:

Molecular Targeted Therapy: Angiogenesis
Molecular Targeted Therapy: EGFR

September 9, 2003: Poster created for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Fairman Studios has recently been asked to create a conceptual illustration for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their new conservation ad campaign. The poster design is in collaboration with Howling Good Design.

logo September 5, 2003: Cover artwork requested for The Journal of Family Practice

Jennifer Fairman, CMI of Fairman Studios, LLC has been collaborating with Bob Demarest (FAMI) to illustrate the feature topic, COPD and Emphysema for the October issue of The Journal of Family Practice, a publication produced by Dowden Health Media. The Journal of Family Practice covers the world of primary care, employing the highest scientific standards while retaining a uniquely human perspective. The journal’s quality is demonstrated by the fact that The National Library of Medicine awarded it the highest Journal Impact Factor of any publication devoted solely to family practice. With peer-reviewed original research and unique features such as POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters), The Journal of Family Practice is a premier source of clinical information for Family Practitioners.
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logo September, 2003: Fairman Studios creates medical art for Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury Project under an NIGMS Glue Grant. Published: December 1, 2003.

Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury is a research program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health. This collaborative program aims to uncover the biological reasons why patients can have dramatically different outcomes after suffering a traumatic injury. It is the first large-scale interdisciplinary program to attempt to solve the life-threatening problem of inflammation following major trauma or burn. Inflammation and the Host Response to Injury brings together major medical and research institutions, and researchers in the fields of surgery, genomics, proteomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and genetics to focus on the microbiology of inflammation.

logo September, 2003: Self Chec hires Fairman Studios to illustrate innovative patient education materials for breast, testicular and skin cancers.

Self chec is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the importance of one to one communication about screening and early detection in the fight against certain cancers. Fairman Studios has been commisioned by Self Chec to illustrate innovative patient education materials for breast, testicular and skin cancers.

logo September, 2003: Journal illustrations to be created for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Fairman Studios has recently been asked to create original illustration in continuous tone for an article on sternoclavicular joint septic arthritis. This rare infection is fairly common in intravenous drug users, for two possible reasons: 1) they may inject drugs between the two heads of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, superior to the joint; or 2) when drugs are injected into arm veins, the valves of the subclavian vein at its junction with the internal jugular may become seeded with bacteria. From the valves of the subclavian, infection may propagate through the vessel wall into the SC joint, which is immediately anterior. These concepts will be illustrated for a journal article that will be completed in the fall.

logo September 2003: Fairman Studios in the GNSI News: Penguin and Puffin Coast Coverage

Jennifer Fairman of Fairman Studios was given the unique opportunity to create original ornithological paintings and cartoons for Penguin and Puffin Coast. Approximately 65 of her illustrations are featured as part of a permanent installation of walk-through interactive exhibits where zoo visitors view and discover how penguins and puffins have learned to survive extremely cold and increasingly fragile marine environments. Readers of the GNSI newsletter should watch for in-depth coverage in the upcoming September issue!

September, 2003: Self Chec hires Fairman Studios to illustrate innovative patient education materials for breast, testicular and skin cancers.

Self chec is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the importance of one to one communication about screening and early detection in the fight against certain cancers. Fairman Studios has been commisioned by Self Chec to illustrate innovative patient education materials for breast, testicular and skin cancers.
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August 26, 2003: Medical illustrations created for Current Psychiatry

Jennifer Fairman, CMI of Fairman Studios, LLC has been collaborating with Bob Demarest (FAMI) to illustrate the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis for the October issue of Current Psychiatry, a publication produced by Dowden Health Media. Current Psychiatry provides psychiatric practitioners with up-to-date practical advice by leading authorities, emphasizing solutions to common clinical problems. Articles are solicited by an independent editorial board, and edited by a staff of professional medical journalists. Articles undergo reader testing and peer-review before publication.

logo August 24, 2003: Fairman Studios interviewed for The Baltimore Sun’s Special Issue.

Liz Schuman of the Baltimore Sun interviewed Jennifer Fairman on July 11 for an article about medical illustration as a career.

August 14, 2003: Bariatric surgical illustrations created for Contemporary Surgery

Jennifer Fairman, CMI of Fairman Studios, LLC has been collaborating with Bob Demarest (FAMI) to illustrate 2 bariatric surgical procedures appearing in a monthly symposium featured in the September issue of Contemporary Surgery, a publication produced by Dowden Health Media. Contemporary Surgery is a peer-reviewed clinical journal serving general surgeons; subspecialists in gastrointestinal, vascular, thoracic and colorectal surgery, and surgical oncologists. Contemporary Surgery also features a monthly symposium of leading surgeons and departments including Practical Pearls, Advances in Surgical Techniques and Technology, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Literature Focus.

August 10, 2003: Urological illustrations created for AUA update.

Leonard Zinman, MD, of the Department of Urology at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, recently recenly asked Fairman Studios to illustrate an updated article on “Gracilis Flap Urethroplasty”. The article will appear in the Journal of the American Urological Association.

logo August 5, 2003: Pharmaceutical training manuals are redesigned and illustrated for Total Learning Concepts

Fairman Studios has been selected to redesign and illustrate Clinical Pharmacology, A Pharmaceutical Professional’s Guide, a Total Learning Concepts’ pharmaceutical training manual. Total Learning Concepts develops customized training materials used to launch pharmaceutical products worldwide. Their products and services, including their training manuals, are used by some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
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August 2003: Illustrations for Lahey Clinic Newsletter underway

Fairman Studios has been called upon to produce patient education illustrations for two topics in the Lahey Clinic Newsletter’s Fall 2003 issue: Chemoembolization of Liver Tumors and Aortic Aneurysm Repair.

logo July 31, 2003: NeatNick™ device illustrated for Hawaii Medical.

In collaboration with Gunn Design, Fairman Studios is illustrating several “how-to” diagrams of the NeatNick™ device, used to draw blood in a non-painful manner from premature newborn infants. Hawaii Medical is a visionary company that develops innovative products to help premature and sick newborns begin their fragile lives. Their products and ideas serve the needs of these babies, their families, and their caregivers inside and outside the NICU.

logo July 27 – August 3 2003: Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference

The 2003 GNSI Conference and Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO. The core part of the conference lasts just a few days if that is all you can attend, but this event generally stretches out to a full, week of learning, sharing and fun. While each conference has its own unique character, the program generally includes: Portfolio sharing/reception, keynote address, program sessions, members art exhibit and reception, business meeting, banquet, auction, workshops, field trips, and price-guessing exhibit.

logo July 24, 2003: Certificate of Merit Awarded

At the 58th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators, held in New Orleans, LA, a Certificate of Merit was awarded to Fairman Studios in the Professional Marketing and Promotional category for Kyphon’s Balloons for Bones ad campaign Lenticular card. The main objective of this lenticular card is to illustrate how the KyphX™ Inflatable Bone Tamp (a balloon stent for osteoporotic bone) restores spinal alignment through a simple, yet dynamic animated illustration. This is accomplished by creating, registering, compositing and interlacing five still images. The card is intended to illustrate for the viewer how the bone tamp elevates the end-plates of the compressed vertebral body. This alignment is achieved by the careful insertion and inflation of the bone tamp within the vertebral body. The bone tamp is threaded through a cannula that has been placed through the pedicle of the crushed vertebra and into the posterior edge of the vertebral body’s interior. The style of artwork also illustrates Kyphon’s marketing image – that of an architectural blue print – since the company’s main goal is to “transform and restore the architecture of the bone”. Lateral views are chosen as the clearest way to show this change in the bone’s architecture. This lenticular card is distributed to attendees at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting and other similar trade shows.

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The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Celebrates it’s 35th Year

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logo July 23 – 27 2003: Association of Medical Illustrators Meeting

The Association of Medical Illustrators 58th Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana this year. Several exciting events are to take place:

First Timers Workshop
When:

      Thursday, July 24, 2003, 8am – 12 noon
      Jennifer Fairman will be giving yet another session of the First Timer’s Workshop. This workshop is intended for students, new AMI members/non-members, and all other individuals who are attending the AMI Annual Meeting for their first time.

Vesalius Scholars – Plenary Session
When:

      Saturday, July 26, 2003, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
      Be sure to stop by the Vesalius Scholars Session – Every year the

Vesalius Trust

      hosts a concurrent session where a selection of scholarship recipients agree to participate and present their thesis and research at the AMI Annual meeting. Between 3-4 speakers present and each presentation lasts approximately 15 minutes each. Attendees are given the opportunity to also ask questions of the presenters.

ATTENTION CMI’s: The Vesalius Scholars Session has been approved for 0.15 ART ceus.!

Setting Up a Small Business – Concurrent Session
When:

      Sunday, July 27, 2003, 8:30am – 10:00am

Moderator:

      Jennifer Fairman, CMI

Panelists:

      Marie Dauenheimer, Bill Hamilton, and Sam Collins

Problem Solving

      is the theme for this year’s meeting. Jennifer Fairman (moderator), Marie Dauenheimer, Bill Hamilton, and Sam Collins, all successful entrepreneurs, will discuss the details and challenges of setting up shop as a self-employed illustrator. Be sure to bring your questions to this session, it’s sure to be an extremely informative open discussion!

ATTENTION CMI’s: Setting Up a Small Business has been approved for 0.15 BUSINESS ceus.!

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logo July 18, 2003: Fairman Studios interviewed for Facts on File.

Neil Romanosky of Ferguson Publishing interviewed Jennifer Fairman for Facts on File article about medical illustration as a career. Neil is currently developing the book Careers in Focus: Art, which is part of a series of career-exploration books for students in grades 5-12. Each bookprovides in-depth profiles of careers in a specific industry or field. Included in each of these books are several short informational interviews with working professionals. Jennifer’s interview will be featured in one of the articles in this book, “Medical Illustrators and Photographers.”

logo July 14, 2003: Nasonex Understanding Allergies Poster published by PharmaDesign for Schering Corporation

Fairman Studios has provided PharmaDesign with allergy-related medical art for a poster and tearsheet for patient education. These materials will be used to educate patients about the symptoms and causes of allergies and how Nasonex can help prevent symptoms. Nasonex is a prescription nasal allergy spray approved for the treatment of seasonal and perennial nasal allergy symptoms. Nasonex helps relieve symptoms such as an itchy, runny nose; sneezing; and congestion, caused by dust mites, pet dander, tree and grass pollen.

logo July 10, 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates for COUNTDOWN magazine

Fairman Studios will be creating an illustration regarding the effects of diabetes on the parasympathetic nervous system for the Fall issue of COUNTDOWN Magazine. COUNTDOWN is the award-winning magazine published quarterly by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). COUNTDOWN offers in-depth analysis about cutting-edge research and new treatments, and also features poignant stories from some of the more than 1 million people who have type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and their families.

logo July 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates Karl Storz marketing piece for Flex-X™ Ureteroscope.

With proprietary technology, the Flex-X™ ureteroscope offers full dual 270 degree deflection using a single lever. This scope offers a combination of easier access and improved control to expand the diagnostic and treatment options for urologists. Fairman Studios will be creating an illustration of this scope in situ for a Karl Storz marketing brochure.

logo July 2003: Fairman Studios and Animation Technologies collaborate to produce animations for Genzyme Lipid Based Drug Delivery Technologies.

Fairman Studios is collaborating together with Animation Technologies, Inc. for Genzyme General. Fairman Studios is producing storyboards and medical illustrations for animations that will describe four lipid based drug delivery technologies currently manufactured by Genzyme:

  1. LipoBridge™ compounds facilitate transport of drugs across the blood brain barrier and into the central nervous system (CNS).
  2. LiProlong™ lipids increase the circulation time of lipid particles in blood, thereby tailoring drug pharmacokinetic profiles, improving drug efficacy and decreasing drug toxicity.
  3. LSX™ compounds facilitate transport of drugs across membranes as well as increase drug efficacy.
  4. ActiSolv™ compounds solubilize drugs that are natively insoluble in aqueous media.

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July 2003: Fairman Studios creates patient education illustrations for Women’s Guide to Men’s Health.

Fairman Studios will be producing several anatomical illustrations for a Emily Senay’s book, Women’s Guide to Men’s Health, written for women about the mens’ health. The book will be published by Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster.

logo June 2003: Design of The American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting Web Site underway. (Launched September 8, 2003)

The American Urological Association is preparing for it’s 99th Annual Meeting, May 8th – 13th, 2004 (Exhibit Dates May 9-12) in San Francisco, California. The AUA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest urological tradeshow with nearly 10,000 urologists and health care professionals from the United States and over 90 countries attending. Fairman Studios will be helping in this preparation by designing the annual meeting’s website.

logo June 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates RNAi biotechnology for Alnylam Technologies’ press releases.

With Alnylam’s unique access to the critical intellectual property in the growing field of RNA interference therapeutics, Fairman Studios has produced artwork that will be used in future press releases on Alnylam’s development of RNAi biotechnology. Recent press coverage includes the May 2003 issue of Fortune and February 2003 issue of Forbes magazines.

logo June 2003: Percardia receives new Surgical Considerations visuals for clinical trials

Fairman Studios is illustrating new surgical considerations in VStent placement illustrations to be used by Percardia researchers. Percardia is a medical device company dedicated to development and commercialization of proprietary devices for treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The company’s current core technology establishes blood flow from the left ventricle of the heart to the coronary vasculature. The company’s technology is intended to provide improvement or relief of angina pectoris, which often results from pre-existing ischemic conditions typically caused by a partial or total blockage of the vessel that significantly restricts the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. With new coronary vessel illustrations, researchers will be able to visually document clinical trials.
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The Vesalius Trust Celebrates it’s 15th Year

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logo June 2003: Fairman Studios’ illustrated lenticular ad piece for Kyphon, featured in June 2003 issue of EXHIBITOR Magazine.

Exhibitor Magazine features Kyphon’s Balloons for Bones ad campaign in an article called Ideas that work, Ammo for Your Idea Arsenal. The article features award-winning and innovative marketing ideas for companies who want to spread the word on their products: The article covers how Kyphon International wanted the attendees of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting to see a demo of their KyphX Inflatable Bone Tamp before the show even started. Instead of sending a sales rep to visit each attendee’s office, they sent the demo through the mail. They used a lenticular hologram, a ridged plastic image, illustrated by Fairman Studios, that shows successive images when one tilts it ‹ much like an old favorite: the Cracker Jacks’ prize. The mailer shows how a surgeon could insert the bone tamp into a compressed vertebra, inflate the instrument, and restore the vertebra to its original shape.

May 2003: Vincent Club Gardenia Ball program cover illustrated.

Fairman Studios collaborated with Copeland Art and Design to design this year’s Gardenia Ball Program Cover, a fund-rasing gala for the Vincent Memorial Hospital. For 110 years, generations of members of the women’s club have written and performed two-act musicals that take, witty and inside swipes at ye olde Boston life. The gala where these performances take place to raise money to support women’s health. The Vincent Club raises money to fund the Vincent Memorial Hospital Women’s Care Division of Massachusetts General Hospital.

logo May 2003: Saint Louis Zoo Selects Fairman Studios for Penguin and Puffin Coast Exhibit

The Saint Louis Zoo, Ten 8 Group, Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV), Pacific Studio and Fairman Studios have teamed up to create the new Penguin and Puffin Coast Exhibit, opening at the zoo in Spring 2003. Fairman Studios was chosen among a number of other illustration studios to create original illustrations that will be part of an interactive walk-through display within the exhibit.

Two large indoor exhibits, one for penguins and one for puffins, will depict a rugged naturalistic coastline complete with underwater viewing. The Lichtenstein Penguin Cove will be home to penguins from the Antarctic, and Puffin Bay will feature puffins, a beautiful oceanic bird from the North. This will be the first walk-through, sub-Antarctic penguin exhibit in North America. The indoor puffin exhibit will include about 25 tufted and 25 horned puffins, all from the Northern Hemisphere.
Can you come out and play?

ETC! ETC!

Opening Announced!!

      When: 12 noon, May 23rd
    Where: Penguin and Puffin Coast, St. Louis Zoo

See the TV commercials produced by Advertising Savants, Inc.

  1. “Dinner!”
  2. “Swimming”
  3. “Line Dancing”

Click here to view samples of the exhibit artwork
Solve the “Penguin Puzzle”
Announcement in GNSI News, March 2003.
Full-length coverage in GNSI News, September 2003.
Saint Louis Zoo Penguin and Puffin Coast Information
 

May 2003: Cytyc ThinPrep anatomical illustration created for presentation

Fairman Studios is illustrating anatomical artwork for Cytyc’s Thin Prep presentation. The ThinPrep Pap Test is the first cervical cancer screening test to be recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as “significantly more effective” than the conventional Pap smear at detecting early signs of cervical abnormalities. Clinical studies have shown that the ThinPrep Pap Test increases detection of precancerous cells, 2 which means many abnormalities may be detected earlier, before they have a chance to progress.

May 2003: Discovery International to use Fairman Studios’ illustrations for Conference Identity

Discovery International, one of the largest full-service, accredited medical education firms in the United States, will be hosting a conference for continuing education focusing on the topic of psoriasis. Fairman Studios has provided the artwork for the conference signage.
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May 2003: Cytyc Ductal Lavage illustration to be featured in Contemporary OB/GYN

Fairman Studios is illustrating anatomical artwork for a piece entitled “New Perspectives on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment,” focusing on ductal lavage, a technique developed for breast cancer risk screening. Ductal lavage involves insertion of a microcatheter approximately 1.5 cm into a nipple orifice after topical anesthesia. The cannulated ductal system is lavaged with normal saline and the collected lavage effluent is analyzed for the presence of normal, atypical, or malignant breast ductal cells.

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April 25, 2003: The 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of DNA

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April 2003: Howling Good Design and Fairman Studios collaborate on Professional Communications collateral

Fairman Studios is illustrating anatomical artwork for a piece entitled “Managing the Hypertensive patient: Using Evidence to Make Treatment Decisions.” The image will depict the human anatomy with the various affected organs highlighted (circulatory system, brain, heart and kidneys).

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April 12 2003: “Setting Up Shop” – Presented by Fairman Studios

Jennifer Fairman of Fairman Studios will give a 2 hour presentation and lead an open discussion how to set up a business from a freelance scientific illustrator’s perspective. She will also demo time-saving software for accounting, organizational and archival purposes using QuickBooks and FileMaker Pro.ATTENTION CMI’s: Setting Up Shop has been approved for 0.25 ceus.!
If any CMIs attend the presentation, afterwards be sure to send in an electronic AMI CEU Verification Form to HQ to get credit. This form MUST be submitted within 30 days after you have completed the activity, or no credit will be entered for the course. Shortly after submission of this form you will receive a confirmation email for your records. You may also download a PDF version of the Verification Form.

Download Meeting Agenda (pdf)
Download Presentation (ppt)
Download GNSI coverage (pdf)

Where: Rhode Island School of Design
13 Waterman St. (Nature Lab Building) Rm. 33
Providence, RI 02903
For directions: http://www.risd.edu

When: Saturday, April 12 2003, 10:00 am – 2 pm (includes a break for lunch)

For more information contact:
Erica Beade, GNSI New England Event Coordinator: e.beade@verizon.net
Jennifer Fairman, Owner, Fairman Studios, LLC: info@fairmanstudios.com

logo April 2003: Kyphon Launches Balloons For Bones Campaign.

With new kyphoplasty artwork, created by Fairman Studios, Kyphon will be launching a large campaign illustrating Balloon Kyphoplasty with specialy printed animated lenticular cards: Approximately 300,000 3″x4″ size will be distributed to Kyphon’s sales force to use in their calls. Approximately 95,000 6″x9″ lenticular cards will be pre-tradeshow mailers in windowed envelopes, so the artwork shows clearly through (Kyphon will attend 30 tradeshows this year). Another 5,000 of the balloon inflation will be on the front cover of their annual report. In addition, 2,000 copies of the full inflation image will be printed on electronic key cards for hotel rooms during a tradeshow Kyphon will be attending in April. Kyphon’s tradeshow booth will feature a 3’x4′ static image of full inflation. Fairman Studios is currently creating new artwork for Kyphon’s European offices.
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logo April 2003: Percardia receives new Cardiac Anatomy visuals for clinical trials

Fairman Studios is illustrating new heart illustrations to be used by Percardia researchers. Percardia is a medical device company dedicated to development and commercialization of proprietary devices for treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The company’s current core technology establishes blood flow from the left ventricle of the heart to the coronary vasculature. The company’s technology is intended to provide improvement or relief of angina pectoris, which often results from pre-existing ischemic conditions typically caused by a partial or total blockage of the vessel that significantly restricts the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. With new coronary vessel illustrations, researchers will be able to visually document clinical trials.

logo April 2003: Frontispiece of Nearctic Flower Flies created for USDA Publication.

Fairman Studios is assiting the USDA in plate layout for a new catalog on Nearctic Flower Flies. The catalog will be the first fully illustrated and descriptive catalog of it’s kind to be published in over 30 years. Fairman Studios also has the honor of creating a full-color frontispiece of two flower fly habitus illustrations for the preface of the book. The catalog is to be published in the summer of 2003.

April 2003: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis updates visuals.

David Ropeik, Director of Risk Communication at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, will be giving a talk in Europe on “Long-Term Potentiation,” a conditioning of memory where existing synapses in the brain are strenghtened, and new synapses are created. Visuals for this lecture will be provide by Fairman Studios. Mr. Ropeik is responsible for communicating the Center’s approach of keeping risk in perspective to the press, policy makers, and the public. He also teaches Risk Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is co-author of the book Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What’s Really Safe and What’s Really Dangerous in the World Around You, published this past fall by Houghton Mifflin and illustrated by Fairman Studios.

logo March 2003: Fairman Studios creates poster and tear sheets for Novartis’ Sandostatin® patient education collateral.

Fairman Studios has teamed with Interlink Healthcare to create patient education materials for Novartis Sandostatin, current drug therapy for acromegaly. Sandostatin LAR® Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) is indicated for long-term maintenance therapy in acromegalic patients for whom medical treatment is appropriate and who have been shown to respond to and can tolerate Sandostatin® (octreotide acetate) Injection. The goal of treatment in acromegaly is to reduce GH and IGF-1 levels to normal. Sandostatin LAR® Depot can be used in patients who have had an inadequate response to surgery or in those for whom surgical resection is not an option. It may also be used in patients who have received radiation and have had an inadequate therapeutic response.

March 2003: UrologyHealth.org continues its growth with patients and their families.

With an average of over 900,000 hits per month, this site continues to be an educational resource for patients written and reviewed by urology experts. Patients and their families can search by choosing from adult or pediatric urology conditions or entering a condition into a search database. All content is accompanied by medical illustrations. Fairman Studios continues to collaborate with AUA to add visual content to the site with new patient education medical art. The new imagery is expected to be on the site in early May of 2003.

logo March 2003: Fairman Studios illustrates one of the newest scientific discoveries: RNA interference.

Founded on the discovery of RNA interference, Alnylam is developing technology that can specifically and potently silence disease-causing genes. RNA interference is a natural cellular process that combats viral infections by degrading the viral genetic message before it can produce a protein. By adapting this process for therapeutic applications, any pathological gene can be “silenced” without interfering with the gene itself. Thus, RNA interference represents a powerful platform of therapeutics that can treat a diverse range of human diseases. A primer with didactic molecular illustration will be published this year to explain this newest and exciting biotechnological discovery. This project comes at a great time of the year: April 25, 2003 will be the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of DNA!

March 2003: ALS Therapy Development Foundations updates ALS-101 with new medical art.

For the last three years ALS-TDF has brought more than 500 patients, family members, and friends together in an open atmosphere to share information with one another about the disease and the existing research and treatments. The goal of ALS 101 is to assist patients and their families in most effectively working with their physicians and with all other resources available to them in charting a course of treatment for their disease. Fairman Studios has had a continuous relationship with ALS-TDF since we first opened our studio doors. The March ALS 101 meeting will feature new illustrations just completed from our drawing board.

logo February 2003: Ichthyological illustrations created for OnEarth Magazine.

Ben Raines, Deep trouble: in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s best to let the big ones get away. OnEarth Magazine, NRDC. March 2003. On July 22, 2001, Alabama’s Mobile Register (circulation 100,000) published its first article on methylmercury contamination in Gulf seafood. The investigative series that ensued, with more than forty articles to date, has shown not only that methylmercury has entered the human population by way of Gulf fish, but also that federal agencies charged with protecting people from such contamination have failed to do so. For the series, Ben Raines was awarded the 2002 John B. Cakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. The stories that follow are compiled from a few of his original reports. OnEarth is an independent quarterly magazine of the NRDC, covering hard-hitting reports on the environmental issues that define our time — global warming, Big Oil in the Arctic, the disappearance of wild places — to short takes on the new, the provocative, and the just plain weird. Fairman Studios is producing ichthyological illustrations for the quarterly publication’s next issue featuring an article on mercury levels found in fish.

February 2003: Cover art for Urticaria and Angioedema feature to be published in another issue Women’s Health in Clinical Practice

The feature article “Managing Urticaria and Angioedema Effectively” will be accompanied by original cover art, produced by Fairman Studios. Urticaria is a well-demarcated skin reaction occurring in the superficial epidermis. The lesions are erythematous, blanchable, and raised; they vary from 1 to 2 mm to a few centimeters in diameter and usually have serpiginous borders. Intense itchiness of the involved skin is typical. Angioedema is a swelling of the deeper cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue. Skin histology in acute urticaria shows mast cell degranulation, dermal edema, dilated blood vessels and lymphatics, and little or no cellular infiltration. Acute angioedema displays similar changes to the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissues. Chronic urticCorbel, Georgia, Arial and angioedema lesions exhibit an increase in the perivascular cellular infiltration in addition to the changes noted for acute cases. T-lymphocytes are present, and occasionally eosinophils, neutrophils, and an increase in dermal mast cell numbers can be seen.
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logo February 2003: Cover Art to be published on the February issue of Contemporary OBGYN; COG Berlex Supplement

The feature article “Contraception and Quality of Life: The Impact of a new Progestogen: Drospirenone,” will be accompanied by original cover art, produced by Fairman Studios, illustrating the chemical makeup of Drospirenone along with depictions of various target organs in women on which progestins act. Drospirenone produces antimineral corticoid activity, reducing bloating; antandrogenic activity, improving skin tone and reducing acne; and antihypertensive activity, reducing blood pressure.

logo Coming this Spring, 2003: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Resource Room site illustrated. New site launching September 2003.

Since 1995, the Cancer Resource Room has been helping patients and their families answer their questions and find the information and resources they need. The Cancer Resource Room provides general health related information so that patients may be better informed. Patients will use this illustrated site to find answers to questions about cancer. As the largest provider of care to cancer patients in New England and a leading center in the United States, the Cancer Center stands at the forefront in the fight against cancer. MGH’s clinicians are experts in specific diseases and work together in teams to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. With state-of-the-art, comprehensive and personalized care, the staff of the MGH Cancer Center strive to improve the quality of patients’ lives.

logo January 2003: Smithsonian Department of Entomology Diptera Site updated

Research of the Washington Diptera Unit provides useful information for Society. With the support of the National Science Foundation, the Washington dipterists are also training dipterists for the future. Some of the products of their activities are available within this newly updated site, these being reprints of previously published works or original peer-viewed science. Others are general papers on collection and database standards. Of special interest are biosystematic summaries of rare and little known flies. This site was designed and recently updated by Fairman Studios.

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