The world of medical translations, big pharma, medical research, and the life sciences providing the backbone for the global healthcare industry, is enormous. And while the domestic and international healthcare industries are definitely not without their faults, they also do an incredible amount of good. Companies that offer life science translation services, and healthcare translations, contribute to this good by adding to the reach and potential of the medical sciences to alleviate suffering worldwide, by fostering greater linguistic access to important medicines and groundbreaking medical technologies.
Good Business and Healthcare Translations
If you pay any attention to the news at all, you probably know that the global healthcare industry has had to fight back against its bad reputation (price gouging, limiting fields of research, over promoting opioids, etc.) from time to time. And while there are no doubt that bad actors out there are only concerned with profit margins and the financial bottom line, millions upon millions of people have benefited from medical advances over the years.
Innovative medical technologies, like Himore Medical’s wireless CardioPad, which allows overworked doctors to monitor patients from a distance, or existing technologies like pacemakers becoming smaller and more efficient — and with the added benefit of being able to communicate with doctors and technical staff via smart technologies (app-based remote monitoring systems) — have all changed how people live their lives. Cutting-edge medical technologies really are making a difference, while still generating profit for innovators and pioneers in different medical fields.
GlobalVision, which has been immersed in healthcare translation for years, understands how important quality translation is when it comes to the healthcare industry. Quality medical translations can help ensure better access to healthcare, regardless of location or language.
Life Science Translation Helping the Most Vulnerable Among Us
Life science translation services (and medical engineering) really come into play here as well, giving a medical technology, service or new healthcare idea, the room to grow internationally. If you look at the example of 3D printing, and the ability to 3D print prosthetics quickly in remote locations for relatively low costs (literally “building” a helping hand), life science translation services can help spread the word about these kinds of tech-based processes. From grassroots organizations working with bigger companies, to NGOs heading into remote areas, as access to new medical technologies spreads, locals need to know how to operate and maintain these technologies. And this task can be accomplished by creating user manuals and medical literature explaining everything a patient or customer needs to know in their own language.
The Growth of Healthcare Translation Worldwide
Yes, profit is a big part of the global healthcare game. But even so, the reason people seek out life-saving medicines, like de-worming medicine, HIV/AIDS treatments, and diabetes medication — plus a ton of other important drugs and vaccines produced by big companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi — is to survive, and ultimately improve their lives.
Money for research and development, and of course the profit incentive for companies looking into new research, need to be balanced with access to vital medicines, and the ability to provide life-enhancing medical technologies for people in need. At GlobalVision, we’re proud of our life science translation services, and our healthcare translation expertise, because we know that through medical research, healthcare translation and medical advancements, we’re helping make the world a better place.
Interested in life science-healthcare translations? Read our whitepaper 5 Case Studies in Medical Translations, a 10 minute read that will help you understand some of the challenges involved! Also, register to attend the 15 minute free healthcare Translation webinar.