ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

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

Posted by Jake Schild on June 6, 2018
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

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 13, 2018
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


MDR and Device Labeling: Annex I and UDI Requirements

Posted by Susan Stugelmeyer on March 13, 2018
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

Posted by Marco Marino on January 3, 2018
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: Best Practices, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials


Global Clinical Trials: Saving Time And Money Through Centralization

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 3, 2018
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


Preparing For The EU’s New Medical Device Regulations: Three Steps To Ensure Compliance

Posted by Susan Stugelmeyer on December 8, 2017
The final versions of the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) were published in May of 2017, representing major changes to the EU’s medical device legislation. Although it’s been approved by ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Compliance


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

Posted by Marco Marino on December 7, 2017
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: Life Sciences, Translation


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on December 7, 2017
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

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on September 15, 2017
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


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

Posted by Jake Schild on September 15, 2017
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 ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Interpreting


The Connection Between Language Services and Patient Safety

Posted by Jake Schild on September 13, 2017
Here at United Language Group, we often emphasize the importance of language translation and interpreting in the medical field. For us, there’s a clear-cut rationale behind language access in healthcare: Adequate support for non-native speaking patients ...

Topics: Life Sciences, Interpreting


5 Reasons Why Latin America is Great for Conducting Clinical Trials

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on June 30, 2017
Over the years, Latin America has become a prime spot to conduct clinical trials. Countries within the region share several key features that give clinical researchers a lot of reasons to look to these countries as the spot for ideal clinical trials. Here are ...

Topics: Featured, Life Sciences, Strategy