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Global Spending on Pharmaceuticals Estimated to Hit $1.2 Trillion by 2017

The pharmaceutical industry is big business in every corner of the globe. Forecasts suggest that for the first time ever, the $1 trillion dollar barrier will be broken. This figure is expected to continue with industry experts predicting that global spending on pharmaceuticals will reach $1.2 trillion in 2017. As a leading translation agency specialising in […]

Takeda Pharmaceutical has a New French Leader – the Localisation Complexities

One of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, with more than 30,000 employees globally, Takeda Pharmaceutical has courted controversy in Japan with the appointment of its latest CEO. Christophe Weber, a French national, has been appointed to steer the pharmaceutical giant into the next phase of its development, but not everyone is happy with […]

Nick Clegg Announces the End of Subsidised Translation Services for Migrants

End of subsidised translation services In a move designed to force migrants to integrate more fully with British society, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced the end of subsidised translation services. This means that people arriving into the UK from overseas will no longer be provided with free access to public sector translations for […]

Speaking your language in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceuticals are Big Business The pharmaceutical industry is big business in every corner of the globe. Making the discovery of a lifesaving, lifestyle enhancing or major illness breakthrough medication can catapult the fortunes of the company skywards. The industry consists of many areas of work from laboratory research to public trial and from grant funding […]

Translating the medical language – the doctor/patient relationship

Like many fields that require specialist knowledge and years of training, a medical education is like a language immersion programme. Sexually transmitted becomes venereal, cancer becomes neoplasm, and spots are papules. Each word has its own specific definition in medicine, and when spoken together, make up the language of surgeons, physicians, medical researchers and clinicians. […]