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Regulation, Process and Profit: A Look at Localization in Life Sciences [Podcast]

Accuracy in the Life Sciences field is one of the most challenging areas for professional translators and LSPs. And there are several reasons why. 

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How Moravia Got Certified to ISO 17100

Moravia has recently become one of the first companies to achieve the ISO 17100:2015 certification, via the company’s Life Sciences division. We sat down with Andrea Tosovska, Moravia’s project manager who managed the preparations for the certification as well as the audit, to find out about what lies behind this new standard, and how difficult it[…]

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What Standards Govern Medical Device Translation in the EU?

Medical device translation is a big deal. In the European Union alone, the medical devices sector is worth 95 billion euros in annual sales and employs some 570,000 people. We’re talking about a region that has 24 official and working languages that cover 28 member states, 9 outermost regions, and 21 overseas countries and territories. It’s no[…]

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M-health Is Here: Are Apple and Google the Medical Companies of the Future?

Just earlier this week in Santa Rosa, California, St. Joseph Health, a healthcare network serving residents in California, Texas, and New Mexico reported that they had suffered a catastrophic loss. The worst case scenario had happened: a small USB drive containing the backup of some 33,000 patient records — with specific personal data and services[…]

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Interpreting & Translation Apps: the Future of Multilingual Medicine?

Are translation and interpreting services vital to comprehensive medical services? A growing number of medical care facilities, officials, and government advisory bodies seem to believe so. Moreover, advances in mobile technology — specifically with the rise of smartphones and tablets — have given rise to an impressive cottage industry of[…]

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Australia and the Quest for a New Healthcare Translation Standard, Part Two

Australia has recently published a new translation standard to ensure high-quality health information and to boost health literacy rates for the nation's most disadvantaged populations. Writing for the Australian Health Review's September edition, researchers and educators Jaklina Michael, Tracy Aylen, and Rajna Ogrin documented the disparities in[…]

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Australia and the Quest for a New Healthcare Translation Standard, Part One

Australia has recently published a new translation standard to ensure high-quality health information and to boost health literacy rates for the nation's most disadvantaged populations. Writing for the Australian Health Review's September edition, health researchers and educators Jaklina Michael, Tracy Aylen, and Rajna Ogrin documented the[…]

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Why Japan Is the Best Life Sciences Market in the World. Period.

Ask just about anyone about what the best, fastest-growing market in their specific sector is, and more often than on, you will run into the BRICs at some stage. But in the pharmaceutical and medical device space, there is one brightly shining, yet often overlooked, star – Japan.

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Monday's Whine: How the Heck Am I Supposed to Choose a Medical Translation Provider?

True confession, we are a translation service provider to the life sciences industry and we are interested in winning business. That doesn't mean we will — customer acquisition is not an automatic process that connects your expense budget to our income accounts. And by rights, it shouldn't be. This brings me to today's post. How can you, as a[…]

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Rethinking Product Information - One Takeaway from DIA EuroMeeting 2013

DIA EuroMeetings have become - for many Life Sciences professionals around the globe - a jour fixe in their annual calendars and a true ‘not-to-miss event’ in a given year. They certainly have become for us at Moravia, and the EuroMeeting 2013, held in Amsterdam from March 4 to 6, was an event that provided a good snapshot of what is moving and[…]

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