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Just How Important is Medical Device Translation?

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Aug 28, 2015 12:50:58 PM


Companies that specialize in medical devices, and who are interested in globalizing their products, must have a comprehensive understanding of the effect that quality, accurate translation can have on a product's success. In this series, the intricacies and nuances of medical device translation will be explored and unpacked so that medical device professionals can improve their understanding of this complicated industry.

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Finding Thorough and Accurate Legal Translating Services

Posted by Jason McKay on Aug 26, 2015 12:57:44 PM


Finding a thorough and accurate legal translating service is a very complex process that is not to be administered haphazardly.

Cutting financial corners by using machine translation or freelance linguists is an option your company's livelihood can ill afford. A translated legal document must go through the process of initial translation, technical editing, and proofreading by a project manager to ensure adherence and usability in a court of law. This procedure is simply something that freelance linguists cannot accommodate. Interim expenses may be minimized, though the long-term impact on reputation could end up being more costly than you can afford!

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The Consequences of Unqualified Medical Translation Services

Posted by Jason McKay on Aug 19, 2015 11:40:19 AM


In the interest of patient care as well as the safety and comfort of both staff and patient, high quality medical translation services should always be used to ensure accuracy. Failure to recognize the differences in language service providers can lead to the damaging of credibility and irreversible consequences.

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Accurate Language Translation In Medical Documentation

Posted by Jason McKay on Aug 13, 2015 10:42:15 AM


Document translation services are not identical. In fact, each is unique — like medical patients with varying health concerns, diagnoses, and care requirements. Understanding how to distinguish an accurate document translation is critical, especially when it comes to document translation in the medical industry.

An erroneous translation of medical manuals or package inserts could produce an onslaught of disgruntled customers and legal ramifications. There are a few factors to keep an eye on when determining whether or not a medical document has been accurately translated.


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FAQ: How Long Does Certified Medical Translation Actually Take?

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Aug 12, 2015 11:30:00 AM


Translation can be a delicate process, especially when you consider the complexities of medical translation, interpretation, and medical device translation — where exactness and specificity are paramount. In the medical community, accurate translation could be the difference between life and death.

But how much time can you reasonably expect a certified medical translation to take? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the turnaround time for medical translation projects.

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2 Things to Look For to Ensure Quality Medical Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Aug 11, 2015 11:30:00 AM


When it comes to medical translation, it is no surprise that that the quality of the translation is of the utmost importance. Even though professionals in the industry are aware that a translation's accuracy can be a matter of life and death, there are often times when freelancers and agencies produce work that is only barely passable.

As someone who is seeking quality medical translation, it is important to know what to look for. So, here are the two most important things that go into producing high quality translations, neither of which you can afford to overlook.

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How to Accurately Translate Medical Device Manuals

Posted by Jason McKay on Jul 31, 2015 2:01:49 PM


These days, every facet of life seems to be met with the maddening urgency of multitasking. Businesses are seeking the fastest way to accomplish a given task, and often this is accomplished by cutting corners to save money. Certain industries, such as the medical device field, don't have this luxury because the products and services rendered may impact the sustainability of human life. 

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Why is Certified Translation Vital for Medical Devices?

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Jul 29, 2015 12:00:00 PM


Foreign markets create special challenges for medical device companies interested in distributing their products internationally. While these challenges are completely justifiable due to the indispensable nature of the products, such companies must have great attention to detail where their translations are concerned. Such strict regulatory requirements can cause delays in receiving approval to market these devices.

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3 Common Misconceptions About Medical Device Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Jul 28, 2015 11:12:00 AM


The medical world is complicated enough as it is without throwing language barriers into the equation. So it is vital that everyone  from doctors, nurses, and technicians to patients, caretakers, and family members  be on the same page. Some of the essential documents that require translation include patient manuals, Instructions for Use (IFU) documents, physician manuals, packaging, labeling, and even marketing communication materials. 

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Medical Device Translation 101: 4 Questions Answered

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Jul 27, 2015 11:10:00 AM


The medical industry is a complex and nuanced thing  almost as complex and nuanced as the foundations for all of the world's known languages. Combining these two complex entities could easily confuse just about anyone. Fortunately, there are certified translation specialists who can ensure that you are understanding everything with crystal clarity. Whether you're new to the industry or a curious layperson, here are the nitty-gritty basics of medical device translation.

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