Amira and Avizo are professional software products for 3D visualization, geometry reconstruction, and data analysis. The software has been designed and developed at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) in the department of Visualization and Data Analysis. Today, Amira and Avizo are jointly developed by the ZIB and the FEI Visualization Sciences Group in Bordeaux, France.
The goal of the Amira and Avizo Technology Transfer project is to speed up the integration of new algorithms developed at ZIB into the commercial versions of Amira and Avizo. FEI benefits from this project by an early integration of state of the art research into the commercial software. ZIB benefits from the technology transfer in two important ways: Customer support for commercially available modules is provided by the companies; and research prototypes are improved and maintained after the end of a research project, making it easier for other researchers to build upon them in the future.