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Anticipation in Simultaneous Interpreting

Interpreting has become over the past few decades an essential part of international communication. Although it is in high demand, being able to interpret at a professional level is far from easy. Among the numerous qualities an interpreter must acquire, especially for simultaneous interpreting, anticipating what the speaker is going to say next is one of the most important. Interpreters do not always interpret a phrase after the interpreted speaker says this phrase, for respecting this natural order can turn out to be impossible.

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Language Barriers in Global Trials

As the demand for larger patient pools grows, countries with less experience are quickly emerging as clinical trial sites. The primary countries emerging as new clinical trial locations can be divided into three different regions: Latin America, CEE, and Asia. More rapid subject enrollment, reduced costs, and genetic diversity are among the many advantages offered in these regions. But there are new challenges for sponsors including vast regulatory differences and linguistic and cultural barriers.

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Lands of Biotech Opportunity?

Given the greater demand for high-quality, low-cost biologics manufacturing, as offshoring occurs farther from the US and Western Europe, there are several prominent offshoring locations in Asia. This introduces many new variables. India and China are the most dominant due to their experience in generics production. But these countries present significant obstacles, including inadequate IP protection and compliance to GMPs, as well as vast linguistic and cultural barriers.

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Today’s Russian Clinical Trials Environment

Along with a growing market economy, Russia’s large treatment-naïve patient population, specialized health care centers and highly skilled clinical research staff have created a favorable environment for outsourcing clinical research. Although the regulatory environment is still improving, the single translation requirement, simplifies regulatory approval to some extent. However, language and cultural barriers remain.

South Korean clinical trials

South Korean Clinical Trials: Challenges and Benefits

As South Korea becomes a dominant outsourcing location in Asia, the regulatory environment has undergone dramatic changes. The country’s hospitals and westernized healthcare system, along with strong its infrastructure and low costs for conducting clinical research offer high quality clinical research. But despite the single translation requirement, language is still a barrier, as are cultural…

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Clinical Trials in Latin America

As the number of outsourced clinical trials continues to increase in emerging Latin American countries, sponsors must address new challenges. Despite the single translation requirement, with the exception of Portuguese in Brazil, regional dialects in each country must be considered. Implementing new measures to overcome cultural differences and socioeconomic barriers will not only better protect patient rights but it will also improve the quality of clinical research in the region.


CHDI Partners with Language Connections

CHDI Chooses Language Connections for Medical Translation Services Boston, April 10, 2015 – Language Connections, a global language service provider based in Boston, was hired by CHDI Foundation for life sciences translation of clinical research documents in each of the Scandinavian languages. Medical document translation services require in-depth knowledge of medical terminology in both the source and target…