Life Sciences

Life Sciences Localization Solutions

Through our dedicated Life Sciences Practice, OUDEBAO is helping life sciences and healthcare companies reach global markets and satisfy local regulatory requirements by providing translation and localization services that support their efforts - from clinical trials to product launch.

Our experience serving the life sciences industry goes back to 2002. Since then, OUDEBAO has built a reputation that is based on a number of benefits we bring to a wide range of medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies:

  • Proven language and translation capabilities With our multilingual translation experience, built since 1990, OUDEBAO has developed processes, best practices and infrastructure to deliver accurate, reliable and cost-effective translation into over 100 languages. This has led us to become one of the largest language services companies in the world.
  • Specific life sciences expertise Through our dedicated efforts, we have accumulated industry-specific knowledge and capabilities, which include trained and qualified resources, in-country healthcare subject matter experts, specific life sciences processes and quality assurance procedures, as well as an advanced infrastructure for managing review cycles.
  • Language coverage While we help life sciences companies in all key markets, OUDEBAO has a proven expertise in building and providing solutions for emerging markets. New markets represent opportunities for life sciences companies but can also pose a number of challenges. Our experience includes regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, China and South East Asia.
  • Language technology Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in driving efficiencies in the overall translation process, but also to help companies comply with the regulated nature of the industry. OUDEBAO uses its wide expertise from other sectors and industries and applies the best of its know-how in life sciences. This includes translation automation, translation workflow as well as consultancy on overall process optimization.

Life Sciences Today

The life sciences sector is arguably among the most internationalized industries in the world today.  Few life sciences companies operate on a strictly local basis. Instead, factors such as  economies of scale in manufacturing and R&D and an increasingly harmonized regulatory framework mean that more often than not, medical device manufacturers or pharmaceutical producers operate - research, manufacture and market their products - on global markets.

As a result, most major life sciences companies generate significant parts of their revenues from overseas markets, frequently more than 50%, and this proportion is on the increase.

When they market overseas, companies are necessarily forced to communicate and make their products available in local languages in every region. This need is driven by existing directives and regulatory compliance requirements, which prescribe what content - and when and how - needs to be available to local users.

But marketing plays a critical role too. In the situation where marketing costs are multiples of manufacturing costs, translation and true localization of corporate marketing communication is a must, and helps to enhance manufacturers' local image.

Last but not least, availability of training materials and internal information in local language is increasingly no longer a nice-to-have, but a key component in building competitive advantage in each and every market.

Where We Help

In all these cases, OUDEBAO helps to achieve local regulatory approval, market localized products and build local brand awareness. We maintain key expertise in the following areas in life sciences:

  • Medical Device Translation Helping companies manufacturing medical devices and equipment, biotechnology research equipment, health care management software and other scientific and technical instruments to translate their materials such as Instructions for Use (IFU) documents, other printed documentation, manuals (for patients or physicians), packaging, labeling, marketing materials and more.
  • Pharmaceuticals Translation Helping manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotherapeutics, diagnostic substances and drug delivery systems to translate their materials such as Patient Information Leaflets (PIL), Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC), packaging (inner and outer), labeling and marketing materials.
  • Translation for Clinical Trials Helping medical device manufacturers, pharmaceuticals manufacturers and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) conducting clinical trials by translating associated materials such as Informed Consent Forms, study protocols, questionnaires and instructions, patient diaries and more.

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