Translations in the field of medical technology require precise specialist knowledge, high linguistic competence and a good basic understanding of medicine. The information that has to be provided about a medical device is becoming increasingly complex and shared across many channels. A technical translator has to work as part of a team and, above all, in a network, since a wide variety of documents from the fields of product approval, clinical studies, technical documentation, marketing, blog posts, online studies and product training, etc. need to be translated. It is extremely important to always be up-to-date, to gather information via specialist media and to stay in close contact with the customer. Specialist knowledge in this field is changing and expanding at a rapid pace: few industries invest as much in research, development and studies as medical technology.

The need for translations with specialised terminology, complex Anglicisms and detailed context is also developing at a similar pace. It is therefore equally important that, in addition to the appropriate teams and specialist translators, customer and project specifications are correctly understood and implemented accordingly. The use of a suitable computer-aided translation system with integrated translation memory and glossary/terminology management component, correct preparation of the files to be translated and the use of specialist and/or customer-specific glossaries must be guaranteed.

Our expertise: Quality and efficiency in translation management

By discussing and defining the objectives, a translation workflow according to ISO 17100 is implemented, tailored to the customer requirements. It does not matter which file format is used for processing the files, we are familiar with all common formats. You also benefit from our global network of over 400 in-house translators and over 70 years of experience in the industry.

What do we offer?
Medical technology translation according to ISO 17100
  • Qualified, specialised and native-speaking translators with experience in the field
  • Four eyes principle (technical translation + revision by a second person)
  • Permanent in-house translators and revisers
  • A permanent, experienced project manager as your face-to-team contact person for all projects, questions, workflows and solutions
  • Feasibility check, data preparation/post-processing, transparent workflows and correction process
  •  Experienced marketing translators, senior editing, copy
    writing and transcreation
  • Neural machine translation for specific
    types of text, such as technical customer service
    and support, feedback from the medical profession on
    therapy-related changes and side effects, the
    first recording and review of clinical studies,
    reports and multilingual patent searches
DTP and foreign language typesetting
  • In-house graphics department (MAC/PC)
  • Profound knowledge in all common layout programs, even for “exotic languages”, e.g. Arabic
Correction and release process
  • Review, evaluation and implementation of corrections
  • Control of approval processes with customers/coordination with country units
Language engineering
  • Use of market-leading software (MS Office, Adobe FrameMaker, InDesign, etc.) and translation memory systems (memoQ, SDL Studio, Smartling, etc.)
  • Certified partner of SDL Trados, memoQ
  • Import and export of original files/files in exchange format, without loss of format
  • Exclusion of content not relevant to translation
  • Document based pre-translation
  • Software-supported quality check of the translated documents under consideration of defined parameters
  • Experience with editorial systems (Schema ST4, Docuglobe, DITA, Docuf-COSIMA, Fischer TIM RS, Noxum, Docguglobe, COTI and DITA, ASTRORIA, Medaps, SIPS+, TechDB, SIOS, SDL Tridion, etc.)
  • Automated workflows tailored to customer needs
  • Support with translation-oriented writing
Terminology management
  • Collection, maintenance and administration of company and specialist glossaries/terminology
  • Creation and development of customer-specific terminology databases
  • Provision of terminology with online access via web browser and mobile app solution for smartphone or tablet (ez:term)
Software and country-specific localisation
  • Localisation: Adaptation of the documentation to the target market
  • Experience in localisation platforms (Smartling, Crowdin)
  • Software localisation (SDL Passolo, SAP SE63)
  • Character and pixel based length check (ez:length check)
Online customer portal
  • SSL-encrypted, web-based and user-friendly customer portal (Plunet BusinessManager, since 2009)
  • Constantly updated project status via customer login: Complete project tracking incl. enquiry, offer and billing system, your own upload/download area, budget and cost overview, etc.
Translation process

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Marija Sperlich
Phone: +49 (0)9721 7035-18

Translations GmbH
97421 Schweinfurt, Germany