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Medical Translation & Artificial Intelligence

[fa icon="calendar'] July 2, 2020 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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The health sector is increasingly embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost patient care and improve the health care process. AI tools help caregivers make informed decisions, medical centers attain better outcomes, and patients receive personalized and timelier care. AI applications are evident in various core areas ranging from smart devices to diagnostics as well as health and wellness. Here is how AI plays a role in medical diagnostics and how machine translation can help reach patients in their own language.

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How to Achieve Speed, Accuracy & Affordability during the Translation of Global Clinical Trials

[fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2020 / by the SimulTrans Team posted in Medical Translation

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Global clinical trials that involve a number of countries and languages, or populations whose primary language is not the official language of the country, are a reality of the current world-wide situation. Clinical trials companies or contract research organizations researching and testing anything related to the COVID-19 pandemic, should be looking for a translation service provider that can offer speed, accuracy  and affordability.  

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European Medical Device Regulation

[fa icon="calendar'] March 9, 2020 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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The regulation of the medical device industry throughout Europe has gone essentially unchanged since the 1990s, so a reform was overdue and necessary in order to improve the standards, protocols, and processes in the design and manufacture of medical devices in Europe. If you sell medical devices in Europe you will need to comply with the EU MDR.

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Translations for the MedTech Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2019 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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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. 

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Humongous and Abstruse Language Renders Medical Translations Perplexing

[fa icon="calendar'] July 27, 2018 / by Adam Jones posted in Medical Translation

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People often ask me, "Is it important that translators have a medical background to translate life science content?" I always answer with a resounding, "Yes!" 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, orthopedics, 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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Applications For Medical Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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The Medical Technology, Pharma and Life Sciences industries are significant contributors to any economy of the world. They generate billions of dollars and employ thousands of people. With healthcare becoming increasingly globalized, the need for quality medical translation services in these industries is more critical than ever. Demand for these services are especially essential, particularly in the areas of regulatory approvals, medical devices, and clinical trials.

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Empowering Patients Through Medical Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2018 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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Technology is advancing more quickly than ever these days, and MedTech (Medical Technology) is flourishing along with it. In fact, the  World Economic Forum has designated medical technology as a  prime industry for investment in the coming years due to its robust projected growth. With such a strong presence in the medical community, MedTech companies must consider how best to serve the most people. Getting their medical documentation translated using professional medical translation services is the best and most reliable way to take a step toward that goal.
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3 Decisions to Make Before Starting Medical Device Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] February 20, 2018 / by Dave Fleming posted in Medical Translation

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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:

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Medical Devices for Hearts Around the World

[fa icon="calendar'] February 2, 2018 / by Vinodh Nedyavila posted in Medical Translation

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Hearts are essential to our very existence – they give us vitality from even before we are born. Sadly, however, the leading cause of death worldwide is heart disease (cardiovascular disease).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):
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Tackling Medical Translation for Outsourcing Clinical Trials

[fa icon="calendar'] June 9, 2017 / by Vinodh Nedyavila posted in Medical Translation

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Medical translation is a critical part of outsourcing clinical trials to contract research organizations (CROs) around the world. 

This blog highlights precautions you can take before translation, during translation, and after translation in order to tackle the obstacles of medical translations and optimize the quality of medical content in target languages. 

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