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Indian English 101

classroom girlIs that girl eating your brain? No, she’s not a zombie. That’s Indian English for “is she bothering you?” The same words we use in the United States can have very different meanings in India, where English is spoken by over 125 million people. Some phrases are unique combinations of English words that are not used outside of India, while others utilize the same words but have a very different context.

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2016 Immigration Court Trends

Each year, the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review publishes a Statistics Yearbook on immigration court matters. The FY 2016 Yearbook was released last month, highlighting several significant trends. For example:

  • 14% more matters were received by Immigration Courts in 2016 compared to 2015.
  • 25% of all matters received came into the court systems of LA, NYC, San Francisco, Arlington (VA) or Miami.

Translating Pharma Research During Global Clinical Trials

translating pharma research in global clinical trials

Virtually half of the clinical trials in life sciences today take place outside of the US, and a majority of trials regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are held abroad—mostly in developing countries.

One big reason for outsourcing clinical trials to developing countries is that it can save pharmaceutical companies as much as 90% on the cost of clinical staff at the testing facilities. Read more about: Translating Pharma Research During Global Clinical Trials  »

4 Fields That Require Professional Translation Services

4 fields that require translationTranslations play a key role in global success for any business. No matter your industry, professional translation is crucial for a variety of purposes, ranging from marketing and HR to global clinical trials and e-discovery.

Given the connected nature of the international marketplace, it is no longer sufficient to restrict business materials to English, especially if you are looking to expand your brand and product overseas. Translating materials not only functions as a boon to accessing a regional market – Read more about: 4 Fields That Require Professional Translation Services  »

The Right to Know: Translating Informed Consent

Translating informed consentn formsInformed consent is a basic human right. Therefore, risks must be made clear to participants of clinical trials or those undergoing surgical procedures. To ensure these basic rights are protected, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates the use of informed consent forms (ICFs).   

An ICF must include a range of information to minimize liability – and it must be written in a language that the subject understands. Read more about: The Right to Know: Translating Informed Consent  »