AUSTIN, Texas — The most comprehensive collection of biomedical and scientific visual aids ever produced has a new home: UT Austin.
• Blausen Medical Library is the largest visual collection of its kind
• Contains more than 28,000 3D animations and illustrations
• Library is valued at $25 million
The creator, medical animation pioneer Bruce Blausen, has made the Blausen Medical Library’s archive of medical images freely available through UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering to assist in the research, teaching and discovery of students and faculty members on campus.
The Blausen Medical Library is the largest visual collection of its kind containing more than 28,000 3D animations and illustrations. There will be unrestricted access to all files exclusively by the UT Austin community.
Faculty members in the Cockrell School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering have already identified several courses in which students will benefit from the library’s detailed visual presentations on challenging topics such as physiology and drug delivery systems.
The library is valued at $25 million and covers more than 1,800 topics including health conditions, diseases and treatments, as well as the human anatomy ranging from muscles and organs down to human mechanics at a cellular and molecular level.