Boston, MA – Language Connections, a translation and interpreting agency based in Boston, provides linguistic services for the Life Science industry. Among the services we provide are translation of informed consent forms for clinical trials. One of our regular clients is the Progeria Research Foundation that conducts clinical studies on international patients suffering from Progeria, Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (Progeria or HGPS) is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Children with Progeria begin to display characteristics of the disease at around 18-24 months of age, and have an average life span of 14 years.
The Progeria Research Foundation is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for patients who suffer from this early aging disease. After identifying the genetic mutation, the first experimental treatment, Lonafarnib, was tested in clinical trials. Twenty eight children from 16 countries have participated in the study over a period of 2 1/2 years, during which time the children traveled to Boston every four months for treatment and follow up visits. Boston Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Progeria Research Foundation, is one of the clinical sites conducting studies on patients affected by the disease. Enrolled in the trials is a linguistically diverse subject population which requires multilingual translation of informed consent forms into the native patients’ languages.
Informed Consent Translation Services
For the intial phase of the study, Language Connections translated several documents including Food Dietary Instructions, Medication Teaching Sheets, and Efficacy Reports. Our team of linguistics was also responsible for translating Patient Informed Consent Forms for all of the children participating in the trial. We translated and culturally adapted the forms into16 of the following languages:
As a language service provider for the Progeria trials on a continued basis, we were also asked to translate Patient Informed Consent forms for another set of participants into 13 different languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Japanese, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Korean, Portuguese, German, Urdu, and Hindi. Our team of translators are also localization experts, an absolute requirement in the translation and cultural adaption of critical regulatory documents such as informed consent forms.The team with whom we worked with at the Progeria Research Foundation is pleased with the quality of the translations we provide, and we look forward to a continued partnership.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
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