Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved from a software concept into an active presence in our lives. We use it to manage our power grids, analyze medical data and keep planes in the air (just to name a few examples). In general, AI solves problems by performing automated analyses of data based on programmer-supplied algorithms. Often it also incorporates machine learning, where the program trains itself to become “smarter.” No longer is AI just an attempt to replicate human intelligence — it can have a mind of its own — and it can be different. Read more about: Can AI Own Itself? »
Many types of life sciences documentation require translation as outlined by each country’s governing medical agency.
Some examples of content that may need to be translated include clinical trial instructions, medical device IFUs (instructions for use), software that runs surgical equipment, medical textbooks and more.
If you’re responsible for procuring professional medical translation services in this unique and highly regulated industry, here are seven things you should know:
1) Absolute accuracy
Medical translations are a specialization, Read more about: 7 Things You Should Know about Professional Medical Translation Services »
Surpassed only by China and the United States, Japan is one of the top 3 countries for patent applications worldwide. In 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) received over 300,000 applications – yet only 19% of those applications were filed by non-residents. This imbalance emphasizes the challenges for international applicants looking to file in Japan, as they face high filing costs and potential challenges with patent translations. If you are new to patent filing in Japan, Read more about: 11 Things to Consider If You’re Filing in Japan »
Few companies hit the ground running with a global marketing strategy in place. Usually the process of going international is incremental, a gradual entry into new markets and regions driven by overseas opportunities and new partnerships, rather than a strategic international marketing plan. But even without a formal plan, you can enjoy immediate benefits by translating your website and collateral into several key languages.
Focus on the languages of those countries where you currently do business or are trying to do business. Read more about: How To Grow Your Business in Multiple Markets »