Medical Translation Services and the Global Medical Device Market

US Translation Companies Helping Export Medical Technologies Worldwide

Global Medical Device MarketInnovations in medical technologies are moving at light speed, which is why cooperating with medical translation companies that work quickly, and efficiently, is essential as well. US translation companies like GlobalVision, offering medical and scientific translation services, make it their job to keep up with, and master the linguistic and technical challenges, and changes constantly churning out of the dynamic medical device industry.

Medical Gadgets in the United States

With medical technology and device sales projected to rocket up to $500 billion or more by 2022, demand for scientific and medical translation services is set to soar as well. And since the US is still the biggest medical device market on the planet, with sales projected for more than $150 billion in 2017, and medical device exports approaching $50 billion, US translation companies with years of experience and expertise under their belts, offering scientific and medical document translation services, are in a great position to assist a diverse range of US-based (and foreign) medical technology manufacturers.

Medical Translation Services and the Global Export Market

As stated above, the United States is still the top producer, and consumer of medical technology. Other “big dogs” in the manufacturing of medical devices include Germany, Japan, Canada and the Netherlands. Even though it’s a fairly crowded marketplace, a diversity of health products, and a reputation for quality place North American manufacturers and researchers at the top of the heap.

When US translation companies offer scientific translation services, these medical translation companies need to not only have a deep understanding of foreign languages, healthcare and the medical device industry, but also different niches inside the industry. These include, but are not limited to 3D medical printing, dental apparatus (projected to reach more than $7 billion in sales by 2021), electro-medical devices (EMD), ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals, surgical robotic instruments and supplies, and more.

In addition to mastering translation, standard medical terminology and specialized jargon, medical translation services worth their salt also have to know how to navigate the language needs of relevant national and international regulatory bodies and cooperatives. Organizations like the International Medical Device Regulators Forum, established to “accelerate international medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence,” are making things a little easier. But even so, red tape — and hence the need for talented translators and project managers — still exist within the industry.

GlobalVision’s Medical Translation Services

Among medical translation companies, GlobalVision stands out for several key reasons: We have more than twenty years of experience providing medical document translation services for the medical device industry. Our state-of-the-art translation management system (TMS) makes translation collaboration among human translators and other stake holders simple to carry out — which leads to better translations and faster updates and changes (when needed). And our ISO 9001 certified medical translation services are upfront about costs (no hidden surprises later on), with an excellent price-value ratio, and more than a 98% success rate (based on customer satisfaction surveys).

If you still have questions about your company’s medical translation needs, contact us today, and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with more information, and find the best medical translation strategy for you.


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