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The Missing Minorities in the US

The Missing Minorities   The missing minorities or the inadequate representation of ethnic and racial minority groups in clinical trials taking place in the United States is currently of great concern. Although minority groups should not carry an unfair burden in clinical research, they also should not be excluded from participation in clinical trials.1 Research…

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Global Clinical Trials: Language & Culture

Global Clinical Trials: Language & Culture By Karen Politis Virk, MS   Many emerging countries, such as India, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Russia, are rapidly becoming prominent outsourcing locations for clinical research. A wider availability of patients, low operational costs and positive patient attitudes towards global clinical trials has driven this trend. These developments have…

Clinical Trial Boom in China

Clinical Trial Boom in China Due to unprecedented economic growth and increased healthcare expenditures, experts predict that by 2012 China will be the world’s fourth largest pharmaceutical market. In addition to increased production and distribution by foreign pharmaceuticals, China has become one of the region’s primary locations for outsourcing clinical trials. Growth in the clinical…

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Latin America Medical Trials Climate

Latin America Medical Trials Climate By Karen Politis Virk   Several countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America are among the most prominent new locations for outsourcing clinical trials. In the past, few clinical trials were conducted in Latin America due to a number of factors, including poverty, political instability, and lack…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Translation Project

Why Translate? There are many reasons why a company may decide to translate a document. Perhaps they’ve formed a new partnership abroad or they want to expand their customer base. New business challenges and opportunities constantly arise, and translation, or the process of rendering written texts in one language (the source language) in another (the target language), is one way to meet those demands, no matter which business sector you are in. Language is one of the most important “currencies” in the global market.

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The Origins of Interpreting and Universal Language Services

Communication has always been a key element throughout the ages to convey messages to others. Eventually, the interaction between different tribes, peoples, cultures, or entities, would define the need for interpreting as essential. The urge for conquering lands made men feel powerful and, as a way to impose themselves in the defeated region, the dominant people would spread their language. But it was not until the post-World War II Nuremburg Trials that interpreting became accepted as an important profession.

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The Issue of Ethics in Translation & Interpretation

Most people focus on doctors, lawyers or judges when they think of ethical choices that professionals must make. What about translators and interpreters? There are several common ethical standards which are accepted across all professions. In other words, there is a set of standards that when applied helps to ensure the best results will be achieved for the client. Although ethical issues appear to have little to do with translation and interpreting, most translators and interpreters will in fact face more than one ethical dilemma throughout their career.