Akorbi Explains Why Specialized Translation Is Vital for the Life Sciences Field

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Good translation services should always be accurate, precise, and appropriate. But in certain industries, such as the life sciences field, specialized translation services are essential. Although life science translations are exceptionally unique and challenging, they are vital to the industry.

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Why is specialized translation necessary?

A poor translation could ultimately be the difference between life and death in the medical and healthcare fields. As a result, it’s not good enough for translation to be mostly accurate. It needs to go further to ensure 100% accuracy and efficacy for those relying on the information to do their jobs.

Use case examples include texts related to:

  • Medications
  • Clinical trials
  • Medical equipment
  • Patient wellbeing

Challenges of translation in the life sciences field

Naturally, you can see why specialized translation is indispensable in medical, healthcare, and related fields. However, it does not come without its challenges.

Personal health and wellness have quickly become a more global and consolidated market. As a result, many companies are acquiring their competitors and forming partnerships, but they may still act independently when purchasing translation services. The result is many different and uncoordinated vendors, which can cause problems like inconsistency and variations in quality.

Additionally, the life sciences field is highly regulated, which requires consistent, high-quality translation. It also means translators must thoroughly understand and adhere to regulatory guidelines and templates.

The solution?

  • Hire skilled and experienced medical translators that a specialized translation agency has vetted.
  • Use translators that have access to (and are familiar with) a variety of relevant reference materials and information sources so they can efficiently provide high-quality translation services.

Ensuring that a specialized translation provider has the right skills and experience to complete the job will ensure that your organization receives 100% accurate, consistent, and effective text.

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Need specialized translation services? Akorbi can help.

The Akorbi team is dedicated to providing the highest quality specialized translation services for the life sciences field and beyond. Contact Akorbi or call 1-877-4-AKORBI to find out why we are consistently ranked as one of the top language service providers in America.

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