ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

6 Major MDR Challenges: How Will They Affect Your Implementation Plan?

Posted by Deborah Contreras on July 15, 2019
The countdown to May 2020 is on. With less than a year until the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) laws are enforced, many manufacturers and healthcare companies are battling a series of implementation challenges that have recently emerged. No matter where ...

Topics: MDR


Conference Connections: ULG to attend European UDI Forum

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on April 17, 2019
Eileen Kerry, out of ULG’s Galway Office, will represent ULG at this forum, exploring current and future regulations for how medical devices are labeled. This is the only European conference dedicated to global UDI compliance and wider industry implications. ...

Topics: healthcare, Compliance, MDR


Understanding the Medical Device Regulation: What is a Notified Body and What Function Does it Serve?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 12, 2019
Almost two years after its initial publication, many medical device companies are still in the process of adapting to the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Although this regulation was released in May 2017, the transition process will last through 2020 ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation, Compliance, MDR


New Roles of Economic Operators Under the MDR

Posted by Jake Schild on January 2, 2019
When the European Union passed the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) back in April 2017, economic operators involved in the importation and distribution of medical devices became subject to new regulatory changes that would affect their ability to conduct ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation, Compliance, MDR


Webinar Recap: Language-Specific Requirements of the MDR

Posted by Jake Schild on June 20, 2018
Last week ULG hosted a webinar on the language-specific requirements of the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Renowned MDR expert, Ronald Boumans, discussed key language-specific areas that global organizations must be aware of to ensure ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Translation, Compliance, MDR


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


Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity”

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 26, 2018
How good can Machine Translation (MT) be? Very good, according to Microsoft. Earlier this month, the tech company announced it had created an MT system that reached “human parity” in translating Chinese to English. In other words, the system is said to have ...

Topics: Global News, Machine Translation, Language, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


How To Foster Better Patient Understanding

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 23, 2018
Medical professionals are increasingly noting the correlation between patient health and health literacy. The more people are able to comprehend and understand about their healthcare, the more effective treatments tend to be. Health literacy, according to the ...

Topics: healthcare, Strategy, Translation, Interpreting, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


4 Common Machine Translation Myths Debunked

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 29, 2018
Machine translation (MT) certainly gets a lot of media hype - some deserved, some not. Read on to learn the truth behind 4 of the most common beliefs about MT. Machine translation myth #1: The best-known machine translation tool is the best machine ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


A New Year, A New Regulation: PRIIPs And Translation Requirements

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on January 26, 2018
The New Year brings new resolutions, goals and strides toward self-improvement. In 2018, it also welcomed a new regulation into the financial world. The Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products Regulation, commonly referred to as PRIIPs, took ...

Topics: Strategy, Translation, Legal, Compliance, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


The Georgetown-IBM Experiment: MT's First Major Debut

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on December 12, 2017
In 2017, Language Service Providers (LSPs) are offering clients a plethora of Machine Translation (MT) options. In fact, today anyone with access to a computer can translate fairly simple sentences from one language to another with just a few clicks on Google ...

Topics: Localization, Translation, Compliance, MDR


Interview with a localization account manager - Len White

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on September 8, 2016
Join us in getting to know Len White of VIA's mid-market business localization team. Tell us about your background and what led you to becoming a localization account manager. Prior to VIA, I spent seven years working as a corporate executive recruiter, which ...

Topics: Localization, Machine Translation, Translation, Compliance, MDR