The most important requirements in medical translation are accuracy and confidentiality
We work with a range of high profile clients in the medical and pharmaceutical industry that trust us, because our expert translators have the skills and experience to give you precise and accurate medical and pharmaceutical translations. We have specialist teams of linguists in various medical fields.
TranslateMedia’s worldwide network of 6,000 linguistic experts are able to translate medical documents in over 250 languages. Our translators must have five years of experience within the industry and sector they are translating at least three years of translation experience.
All our staff and linguists have signed confidentiality agreements and are willing to sign non-disclosure agreements of your own if necessary. We also work with STREAM which ensures high security translation, removes file transfers and strictly controls access to online translation materials through dual-factor authentication, IP security controls and information security declarations and audits.
TranslateMedia understands that there are many different types of companies in the medical industry:
- Medical articles and journals
- Packaging information and labelling
- Data sheets
- Research papers
- Clinical protocols and trial agreements
- Marketing materials (e.g. brochures)
- Manufacturing documentation and process descriptions
- Patient registries, information and reported outcomes
- Case report forms
- Informed consent forms
- Treatment guidelines
- Operating instructions
- Psychiatric reports
If you would like to learn more about our medical translation services, contact us today. Our professional team of project managers will be happy to discuss your upcoming projects and provide you with a quotation or live demonstration.
Our Medical Translation Services
We provide medical translation services for over 250 languages. Some of the most common target languages for medical translation include:
Arabic is the official language of 25 countries, including Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The total population of these countries is an astonishing 373 million. This means there is a huge demand for medical services in the Arabic speaking world.
Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries among the list of 25, currently owns the largest market for healthcare products and services in the Arabian Gulf, which was valued at £2.93 billion in 2007. The Saudi government is expanding the industry’s regulatory framework to foster greater domestic manufacturing and innovation.
German is the main language of about 90-95 million people in Europe, being the second most spoken native language in Europe after Russian (144 million speakers) and above English (65 million speakers). The three major German-speaking countries are Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but it is also spoken in Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and parts of Belgium. The demand for medical translations is accordingly very high.
Germany is the European leader in med-tech sales turnover. The sector generated a total turnover of €20 billion in 2010, with 64% of sales going abroad, not only to Europe, but also to other markets in Asia and Central and South America. There are more than 11,000 companies in the med-tech sector.
Germany has the world’s oldest universal health care system, dating back to 1883. The population is covered by a fairly comprehensive health insurance plan which is provided by the government.
France is rated among the top 5 of the largest medical device markets in the world with a population of over 65 million people. The consumption of medical equipment and supplies was valued at $13.3 billion in 2012. France’s well established medical device manufacturing industry concentrates on the production of medical imaging, consumables and orthopedic and prosthetic equipment. As a result there is a big requirement for French medical translations.
The French healthcare system was ranked first worldwide by the World Health Organisation in 1997 and 2000. Care is generally free for people affected by chronic diseases, such as AIDS or cancer.
With a population of over 1,35 billion people, the demand for medical translation services in China is very high. Chinese medical technology alone was worth over $16 million in 2011.
The health needs in China are overseen by the Ministry of Health and the provincial health bureaux. Up until 1950, diseases such as cholera, scarlet fever and typhoid were common in China, but the Communist Party started a health campaign which nearly eradicated these illnesses. Since the healthcare in China became mostly privatised after the 1980s, a significant rise in quality was notable.
Spanish is an official language in 21 sovereign states (e.g. Spain, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Cuba), totalling around 423 million people, which gives enormous potential for medical translations.
The Spanish medical market ranks fifth in the EU-27 and eleventh in the world. The market was valued at €3.6 billion in 2012. Consumables are the largest medical sector, followed by patient aids and diagnostic imaging apparatus. Spain has a strong medical device manufacturing sector which is based around Barcelona and Madrid.
The majority of medical production is exported, including medical supplies, syringes, needles and catheters.
Italy has a population of nearly 60 million and has the fourth largest medical device market in Europe. It had an estimated value of $8.4 billion in 2012. The turnover for the sizable medical manufacturing industry had a reported turnover of $5.6 billion in 2011, over half of which is exported.
Italy’s universal public healthcare system ranks as the world’s 2nd best and 3rd best healthcare performance in the world.
Russia has around 144 million inhabitants and the Russian market is potentially huge, given its population and potential wealth of natural resources. In 2012, the Russian market for medical equipment and supplies was estimated at$5,455.7 million.
The Russian Constitution guarantees free universal health care for all its citizens. However, in practice free health care is partially restricted because of mandatory registration. Russia has more hospitals, physicians and health care workers than almost any other country in the world.
Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with a population of just over 2.0 million. However, the country remains the richest of the central and eastern European states, and in many ways more closely resembles Italy or Austria than its neighbours to the east.
A compulsory health insurance system (the ZZZS) has been in operation since 1992. This accounts for around 75% of expenditure. The remainder is either through supplementary insurance or out-of-pocket.
The medical device market is small, being constrained by the country’s small size. It is, however, one of the richest in Europe region when viewed on a per capita basis. It is largely supplied by imports from western Europe.
Finland might only have a population of 5.5 million, but companies operating in Finland are increasingly making use of the possibilities of domestic outsourcing in the design and manufacturing of reliable, easy-to-use complex medical systems.
Finnish health technology exports rocketed 23% higher to EUR 1.65 billion from 2011 to 2012. Health technology now represents nearly 40% of Finland’s total high-tech industry and is the second largest export sector in Finland.
Health technology companies operating in Finland are highly specialised, and several rank among the largest in their field.
Finland has a high-quality health care system. For a country of its size, it also boasts a large number of health technology professionals. For decades, the country’s dynamic health technology industry has been innovating and developing technology solutions for the global market – helping millions of people around the world and employing tens of thousands of people in Finland.