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Most Popular Medical Devices Translation Blogs

[fa icon="calendar"] December 2, 2020 / by the SimulTrans Team

Top Medical Devices blogs

Read our most popular blogs on medical devices and learn all you need to know about translation and localization of medical devices, medical software and IFUs.

Below is a quick list of our most popular blogs on this topic, click to go straight to the post, or keep reading for a short overview of each one.

3 Decisions to Make Before Starting Medical Device Translation

medical device translation

In many respects, the basic localization workflow for medical documentation translation is comparable to any other localization and medical translation workflow: file preparation, glossary creation, medical translation and review, desktop publishing, final QA.

However, for content related to medical devices, there are a few additional things to consider. While translating medical terms is quite difficult and niche-specific, medical device translation requires a different set of skills altogether.

Why? Because the translation of medical device manuals requires expert quality control. 

Below are three key areas to decide upon before you start medical device translation:

  • User Interface Translation
  • Third-Party Reviews
  • Multilingual Desktop Publishing

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Download The 13 Most Important  Practices for Successful Medical Translation

Translation of Regulatory Submissions

Translation for Regulatory Submissions

No matter what type of medical device your company designs, manufactures, distributes, or markets, that device must comply with all regulatory controls and adhere to all the legal requirements set forth by your country’s governing body. This is critical to ensure the safety and efficacy of the licensed product before it hits the market and is in the homes, hospitals, and hands of its intended end-users.

While, of course, one of the goals is to get the medical devices to market as quickly as possible so that the most innovative, relevant, and state-of-the-art therapies and options are available for patients and medical practitioners, that goal cannot be actualized until all regulatory paperwork submitted is thorough, precise, and translated perfectly into the appropriate languages (if the intent is to have the device also approved and sold in different countries).

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European Medical Device Regulation

European Medical Device Regulation

The new EU MDR regulation encompasses these guidelines:

  • All medical devices marketed in Europe must undergo a rigorous assessment of how safe they are and if they perform to the standards that they claim
  • A transparency of information is demanded in order to identify the benefits to patients of the medical devices, as well as the overall risk/benefit ratio
  •  Succinct rules put in place to make standardization and support simpler and to make trading between EU member states less complex
  • Support innovation and identify the specific needs of the many smaller manufacturers of medical devices
  • Give more responsibilities to (while still scrutinizing) the independent third parties that perform conformity assessments on the devices

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Translations for the MedTech Industry

Translation of MedTech

Medical technology (MedTech) is any technology that it is used to save lives . It can take the form of diagnosing, monitoring or treating any disease or condition. In particular, MedTech has brought a new dynamic to the healthcare industry and has drastically changed the way doctors, patients, and regulators operate. 

But one of the main requirements is that linguistically diverse populations of the world should receive medical information about their health in their own language. Hence the need for translationLet explore how this industry benefits from translation.

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Humongous and Abstruse Language Renders Medical Translations Perplexing


No content requires more specialization than medical. It is often insufficient to have only a "medical" background, but necessary to have more in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular, orthopaedics, pharmaceuticals, or another specialty. While the knowledge of specialized terminology is vital for translation success, its overuse is one of the greatest pitfalls for patient communications. 

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Topics: Medical Translation

the SimulTrans Team

Written by the SimulTrans Team

SimulTrans provides software, document, and website localization services, translating text into over 100 languages. Established in 1984, SimulTrans has enabled thousands of businesses to provide high-quality content to their international customers. Management ownership allows an exclusive focus on customers and quality, as exemplified by ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certifications. In addition to its headquarters in Mountain View, California, SimulTrans has offices in Boston, Dublin, London, Paris, Bonn, and Tokyo.