ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

The EU’s New Medical Device Regulation: What’s Language Got To Do With It?

The European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will begin being enforced in 2020. It seems like a long way off, but it will be here sooner than we think. The regulation, which represents a sweeping change in the way medical devices are monitored in ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Localization, Translation, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


MDR and Device Labeling: Annex I and UDI Requirements

On May 5, 2017, the European Commission released the new Europe (EU) Medical Device Regulations (MDR) in an effort to create a more unified and transparent system for medical devices. The MDR will become enforceable in 2020, and introduces new rules relating ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Compliance


Global Clinical Trials: Saving Time And Money Through Centralization

With the resurgence of dangerous diseases such as whooping cough, malaria, and cholera, the need for clinical trials spanning the globe is stronger than ever. Diseases affect people differently depending on factors such as environment, climate, and ethnicity. ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Compliance


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

The misuse of prescribed medication can lead to serious health problems. Policy makers in the United States are working to implement legislation that will help put an end to the ongoing opioid crisis, which causes thousands of deaths each year. But it’s not ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


VRI At The Doctor’s Office: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Session

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) has risen in popularity as the technology becomes more readily available in the courtroom, hospitals and during international conferences. According to a recent reader poll from Slator, almost half of the respondents predicted ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


New EU Medical Device Regulations Take Effect: A Summary of the MDR and IVDR

The Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR) and the Regulation on in-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) went into effect in May of 2017, effectively replacing decades-old legislation and creating new quality and transparency requirements for medical device ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Leveraging Translation Memories In Clinical Trial Translations

Anyone who’s completed a major translation project knows that it can be a costly, time-consuming process. But those with experience in the language world also know there are ways to streamline workflows, notwithstanding the sometimes daunting task of ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Cost, Quality and Timelines: Translating Clinical Trials

As clinical trials have emerged in the global marketplace, Pharmaceutical Organizations and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) need to be more cognizant of the challenges that can come with translating international trials. The need for accurate and ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Strategy


E-Learning and the Medical Device Industry

In the medical device industry, regulation is a big deal. Proper training for internal operations staff, and consumer and professional end users, needs to be done effectively in order to ensure patient safety and compliance. E-learning has emerged as a ...

Topics: Global News, healthcare, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Navigating E.U. E-Labeling Regulations

Electronic Labeling (e-labeling) has the potential to be hugely beneficial to medical device companies creating Instructions For Use (IFU), labels and packaging information. But at the same time, the European Union’s 2012 e-labeling directive can be difficult ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Studies Show Bilingual Speakers Have Superior "Attentional Control"

Thinking about learning another language? New research suggests it’s a good idea. The journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition recently published a study which uncovered that bilingual people have an easier time concentrating than those who only speak ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Strategy, Technology, Translation


[Deep Dive] Translating Global Internal Investigations, Ethics and Compliance Materials

It seems like every time I read the Wall Street Journal, I see those four dirty words that make global corporations cringe: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). According to The FCPA Blog, 87 companies appear on the FCPA corporate investigations list for ...

Topics: Best Practices, Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation