Medical Devices Translation – What’s Involved?|
Translation is a growing and never-ending requirement for the medical devices industry. Manufacturing companies want to introduce their products overseas and reach international users, ranging from patients, all the way to hospitals and pharmaceutical institutions. In order to successfully globalise their medical devices, they need to collaborate with a professional translation agency.
So, what’s involved in medical devices translation? Let’s tuck right in…
What needs Translating?
The medical devices industry is extremely vast. Its variety of products can start from plasters and bandages and go all the way up to more complex products like ultrasound machines and surgical equipment. As you know, such products determine the health, safety and well-being of patients worldwide, so it’s ever more important that their associated materials and documents are properly translated into the native language(s) of the target country.
Some medical devices content that requires translation includes:
• Regulatory content: clinical trials, tests and studies, certificates, administrative documents, reports and patents.
Is the Process Easy?
In the EU, for example, each country has its own set of requirements:
Finland – If the device is for professional use, display and labels must be in English, Swedish or Finnish. If it’s for public use, they must be in Swedish and Finnish.
Estonia – English, as well as any other language is suitable for professional use of the device, as long as the user can understand it.
Switzerland – All medical device content must be in Italian, German and French.
Luxembourg – If the content is for professional use, it must be translated into French or German, and English.
How can you Benefit from a Medical Device-savvy LSP?
Manufactures don’t want to send out an incorrect translation to authorities – this will ultimately result in disapproval of the medical device. Pangea therefore uses linguists with extensive background knowledge in medicine, science and related fields.
Companies want to ensure that their product’s specifications and documentations are accurate, professional and comprehensive. For this reason, a good language service provider is necessary when it comes to medical device translations.
Want to find out more about Pangea’s medical device translation services? Contact us for more information.