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Accolades, Awards + Recognition

At Elara, we are proud of the accolades we receive for our work. They stand as a testament to our craft and represent the caliber of quality to which we strive in each and every project. The world of design and technology is an ever-evolving and advancing industry. Elara is honored to be recognized as a leader by the press and our peers.

3x AMI Award Winner

Elara Systems won awards at the 77th Annual Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Conference. These animations were created to educate providers, patients, and their loved ones on the benefits of new medical techniques and treatments.

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InnerVoice Unreal App

Elara Systems recently collaborated with iTherapy to create a new communication training tool for children with autism called InnerVoice Unreal. The mobile app lets users create expressive 3D avatars using the latest voice-synthesis technology as they learn how to describe their environment and express emotions through facial expressions and realistic speech movements.


Elara Systems has unveiled a new Coronavirus animation to help researchers explain the key to developing a vaccine. The video was made in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health.

Heroin’s Grip

“I didn’t care what I had to do to get that next fix.” This quote, from the documentary Heroin’sGrip, demonstrates the terrifying power opioid drugs can have over users. In fact, they are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Along with heroin, the opioid drug category includes codeine and fentanyl as well as prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, and more.

VR Awards

Elara was nominated in 2 prestigious VR Awards categories for Alcon Eye Experience Nominated. Today, Elara announced their nomination in two categories for the VR Awards 2018: VR Healthcare of the Year and VR Education and Training of the Year.

W3 Digital Excellence Award

Elara recently won the W3 Silver Award for best Branded Entertainment–Animation for their Boston Scientific GUIDEZILLA II animation project. The award-winning video uses innovative medical animation to illustrate details and convey the benefits of the guided extension catheter.

Microsoft + Elara + Alcon

Elara is proud to introduce the creation of a virtual reality platform with the express purpose of education for eye care professionals. Produced for Alcon, a Novartis company, the application focuses on teaching professionals how to fit and recommend multifocal contact lenses using fully realized 3D scenarios filmed at Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios.

39th Telly Awards Winner

“Elara is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators.”