Pharmaceutical and Biotech translation

Pharmacy now covers more modern services like: patient care, clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy (Health Outcomes) and drug information. Basically, they are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes.

Pharmacy can cover various areas of the practice; hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, ambulatory care, nutrition support, drug information, critical care, pediatrics and many others.

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Pharmaceutical translation has to be extremely accurate in its meaning and convey exactly what is in the original text. Any ambiguity or error in the translation can have severe consequences, whether financial or tragic.

Our translators are professional linguists with over 3 years and 100,000 words translated in their specialised field. The vast majority of them hold the diploma in translation (diptrans) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists or its national equivalent and have made their careers and professions out of translating medical and pharmaceutical texts with complex terms.

The vast majority of texts we translate regard 'health outcomes'.


EMA requirements on pharmaceutical products in EU

The European Medecines Agency (that regulates medical products/pharmacy across EU) requires that the below is translated into the EU's 24 official languages:

Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)

Outside packaging

Outside labelling

Essentially this is marketing information, instructions for use and ingredients used in the medication. Also it will invlove translating patent applications, general marketing and advertising.

The SmPC as well as being a guide on how to use the medecine to healthcare professionals, it is also a legal document. It acts as the marketing authorisation for that medicine.

When seeking approval by the EMA by pharmaceutical companies, they also have to seek approval from their own national drug regulatory authority.


Our Pharmaceutical Translators

Apart from being MCIL and MITI qualified and specialising in their sub-fields of medicine, all our medical translators have years and many thousands of words translated so your medical translation can be delivered consistently clear and accurate. Our translators may use glossaries of previously used complex medical terms as well as CAT (Computer aided translation) tools which can increase consistency with technical terms if there is a lot of repetition.


Other Medical industries:

Biotech translation

Medical Devices

Clinical Research Organisations


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Pharmaceutical translation example

English text

Sentinel Overview
Each charger is equipped with a charger monitor called a Sentinel. The Sentinel has 3 LED indicators to indicate the status of the battery connected to the charger.The Sentinel unit is a monitoring device that needs both a power and data connection, if either are not connected the unit will not operate correctly.

Italian translation

Caratteristiche del dispositivo Sentinel
Ciascun caricabatterie è dotato di un dispositivo di monitoraggio chiamato Sentinel. Il Sentinel ha tre spie LED che indicano lo stato della batteria collegata a quel caricabatterie.Il Sentinel è un dispositivo di monitoraggio che ha bisogno sia di un collegamento dati sia di un collegamento all'alimentazione elettrica. Se una di queste due connessioni non è attiva l’unità non è in grado di funzionare correttamente.