Amira for Life Sciences

3D visualization and analysis software

Amira is a powerful, multifaceted 3D software platform for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding data from computed tomography, microscopy, MRI, and many other imaging modalities.

With incredible speed and flexibility, Amira enables advanced 3D imaging workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering. 

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Announcing 'Amira for Cell Biology' release!

September 2016 ― Early 2017, we will release Amira's dedicated 3D visualization and analysis solution for cell biology. Find out more about the live preview opportunities at tradeshows and conferences:

Cell Biology

Amira is an advanced 3D analysis software application for exploring and understanding cellular structures and processes,


From image to understanding

From reconstructed geometries or any imported 3D data, including time series, Amira software delivers a wide range of visualization techniques and interactive manipulation capabilities. Through a comprehensive set of 3D post-processing tools, it offers a highly flexible and powerful 3D visualization and analysis platform.

Import & process

Import any 2D / 3D image data or time series from multiple modalities: Optical and Electron Microscopes, CT-scanners, Nano-tomographs, Synchrotrons…

Align and register image stacks. Apply advanced image filters and operators to dramatically enhance image quality.

Use powerful thresholding and segmentation tools, correlation plot, object separation, filament and network tracing, to perform advanced processing on your 3D data and reveal and identify features and structures.

Visualize and explore

Amira provides fast, interactive and high-quality visualization techniques and easy-to-use tools to explore and perform visual analytics on your 3D data:

  • High-quality volume rendering
  • Colormaps and transparencies
  • Clipping, Probing, Slicing
  • Isolines and surfaces

Analyze and quantify

Analyze and understand your data with a comprehensive set of tools for volume and surface measurements of distances, angles, surface, volumes, density, distribution…

Utilize Amira's unique quantification capabilities to extract advanced statistical and geometrical information.

Benefit from dedicated modules for neuron tracing, fiber tracking, and more.

Share and communicate

Create high quality presentations. Build and export movie clips and animations.

Integrate 3D annotations and measurements. Mix volume, geometries and flow and simulation data visualization.

Generate output for multi-screen display, stereoscopic and even immersive environments.

Documents and Links

Amira for Life Sciences brochure

Read how Amira software allows to get more detailed insight in life sciences data sets.

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