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3 Ways to Increase Medical Device Sales

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Oct 8, 2015 4:00:00 PM


In our increasingly global economy, medical devices have the opportunity to reach many more people than ever before. Not only does this mean better options for care for potential patients, it also means greater revenue streams for developers and producers of medical devices.

However, the confluence of competition and buyer influence, coupled with an increase in regulatory pressure, has meant that people are demanding quality healthcare options at much lower costs. So how can you increase the sales of your medical device? Here are three tips on how to do it:

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Topics: medical device

The Difference Between Cantonese and Mandarin

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Oct 8, 2015 12:08:00 PM


One of the five official languages of the United Nations, Mandarin (國語 or 普通話) is the official language in Mainland China and Taiwan. It is used by most of the Chinese primary schools, colleges, and universities, as well in most of their mainstream media, including films, radio stations, television programs, and music.

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Topics: languages

Profile of a Famous Translator: Constance Garnett

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Oct 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM


With the prevalence of excellent literary translations that are available nowadays, we take for granted the fact that we are able to enjoy such literary masterpieces as the works of Homer, Proust, or García Márquez through the deft hand and careful eye of a translator. And there is one translator in particular who took great pains to bring the works of the Russian greats to an English-speaking audience.

Her name was Constance Garnett.

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Topics: translation

10 Beautiful Words Without an English Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM


Language was developed so that we could communicate with one another — not only the essentials for survival, but also how we think and feel. Often times, during periods of heightened emotion, we can feel that language falls short. This can happen when you are speechless, or when you can't find the words to describe the joy you are feeling.

But chances are, if you were to look outside of your native language, you just might find the exact word or phrase you were searching for. Here is a list of the top ten most beautiful words and phrases that don't have a precise English translation that all of us should consider co-opting: 

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Topics: translation

A Brief History of Machine Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM


I am going to run this sentence through Google Translate, first into Chinese, and from Chinese, back into English.


That then becomes: "I want to run this statement by Google translation, the first to enter China, and from China, return to England."

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Topics: machine translation

The Top 3 Language-Learning Games

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM


No one said that learning a new language couldn't be fun. Everyone knows that the best, and most essential, way to really learn a language is to immerse yourself completely in that language. But before you can reasonably do so, you have to at least have a functional foundation in the language you're hoping to master.

In this age of gaming and digital devices, the easiest way to get the foundation you're looking for is through language learning apps and games. But there are so many out there, how can you possibly choose? Here are the top three language-learning games for you to check out as you embark on your educational journey.

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Topics: new languages, games

Translation in Literature: Artistic Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM


If you have ever picked up a classic text that was originally penned in a foreign language and found it wanting, then you already know first hand how important a good translation is.

But what exactly makes a literary translation "good"? Is it being true to every word that the writer put down on paper, or is it about something more than the literal conversion of a word from one language into another?

While fluency is certainly key, much more goes into translating a work of literature or poetry than, say, a business document. In artistic translation, the translator must convey intention with clarity, while also delivering poetry or prose that is similar in style and quality to the original text.

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Topics: literature translation

Bizarre Phrases from Around the World: Language Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 22, 2015 8:48:15 AM


Adam Jacot de Boinod published a book entitled Toujours Tingo, a list of bizarre phrases from all over the globe. The "tingo" from which the book gets its title is a word from Easter Island, meaning to borrow objects from a friend one by one until that friend has nothing left.

In the world of language translation, there are innumerable words and phrases like this one which don't have precise translations back into English or whose idiomatic equivalent is something slightly different. Here is a list of the most bizarre words or phrases from around the world.

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Topics: foreign speech

What If Medical Device Translation Didn't Exist?

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 17, 2015 3:30:00 PM


Although most medical devices are researched and manufactured in the “richer,” developed countries, they help save lives all over the world.

In developing countries, it is unreasonable to expect that even their most highly educated citizens will speak English at all, let alone well enough to understand all of the crucial information that goes along with administering medications and operating medical machinery. Across the globe, healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators may only speak their regional language.

Medical device translation is seen as a crucial element of proper medical care the entire world over. But what would we truly be missing if medical device translation didn't exist?

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Topics: medical device translation

3 Common Misconceptions About Accurate Language Translation

Posted by Jennifer Bustance on Sep 17, 2015 8:45:09 AM


Living in the 21st century, we are more connected than ever to the rest of the world. With the click of a button, we can access articles and videos from the other side of the world. And with the click of another button, we can copy and paste foreign text into an automated translation device -- like Google Translate -- and have the basic gist of what those words meant.

But so much more goes into translation than the lay person realizes. Here are three of the most common misconceptions about accurate language translation.

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Topics: accurate translation

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