Life Sciences Industry

From clinical trials to product launch

We offer a wide range of services that cover most of the Life Sciences companies translation and localization needs.

For example, we handle: Technical Documentation, Clinical research, Legal and regulatory, and Marketing, Website & Software.

Medical Language Expertise

Powerling translators have in-depth industry knowledge of safety, user documentation, and the entire life sciences commercial supply chain.

We also work with doctors and pharmacists who validate translations in some cases. They keep your documents highly confidential.

Cost Effective and Quick Turnaround

With our CAT (computer assisted translation) tool, Déjà Vu, we can reduce translation cost by 30% and provide quicker turnarounds.

Déjà Vu also allows for seamless terminology management, creation of a translation memories and multilingual archival of all documents.

Our expertise in the Life Sciences

Here is an overview of all of our experiences in your field:

Your documents

  • Patient information leaflets
  • Patient health cards
  • Appendices I, II and Ill (summaries of product characteristics, package leaflets and labelling) in 23 languages (EMA templates)
  • Hospital reports
  • Agreements with hospitals, data sharing and research contracts
  • Pharmacovigilance documents
  • Marketing authorisation files, toxicity studies, medical marketing studies
  • Product fact sheets, Instructions for use and medical supplies
  • Protocols, synopses, amendments
  • Publications
  • Medical expert reports for insurance companies
  • Inspection reports and administrative and legal documents
  • Abstracts, posters
  • Medical journals
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Technical pitch,
  • Dermatology, rheumatology, cardiology, orthodontics, oncology
  • Glossaries of medical terminology
  • Medical texts
  • Patient records
  • Psychological reports
  • Medical multimedia applications
  • Patient outcomes
  • Guidelines on drug therapy
  • Pharmacological studies
  • Product labels
  • Manufacturing handbooks and instruction manuals
  • Toxicology reports

Your spheres of expert knowledge

  • Biochemistry & Analytical Chemistry
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Biotherapy
  • Cardiology
  • Cosmetics
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Intensive Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine & Animal Health
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Toxicology and Vascular Surgery

Our Clients

  • Specialist communications agencies serving the medical community
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Official organisations
  • Medical institutions
  • Lines of business in the pharmaceutical industry and education

Life Sciences Language Expertise

Powerling translators have in-depth industry knowledge of safety, user documentation, and the entire life sciences commercial supply chain.

Our translators recognize that medical and pharmaceutical translations can involve a host of distinct categories, sub-categories, and lines of business. They have a thorough understanding of the terminology and writing style required in each case.

In addition to our translation teams, Powerling works with doctors and pharmacists who have signed confidentiality agreements on our clients’ behalf. Each professional possesses specialized knowledge as well as a full command of the languages involved to support and monitor our teams.

Our language specialists:

  • Our specialist translators only work into their native language
  • We have standardized recruitment process for translators and proofreaders
  • The Project Manager = your language go-to person

Quality Control:

  • Regular testing and ranking of our translators
  • Your satisfaction is assessed by a questionnaire
  • Requests for changes dealt with in under 48 hrs

Technological Lead:


We are fully aware of the importance of confidentiality in your line of business and take all necessary measures to protect the confidentiality of your documents and of any information communicated to us.

We can sign confidentiality agreementswith our clients upon request and offer our clients an FTP website as a secure place to share documents while fully preserving confidentiality. In addition, all the professionals involved in your project sign a confidentiality agreement and are bound by our general purchase conditions. They are liable for any disclosure of information.

We can also encrypt emails and files upon request.

Medical Translation in Europe

There are three directives governing the sale of medical devices in the European Union (EU). These directives also determine the translation requirements for those products. Although there are many similarities among the translation requirements, it is important to note that EU members do not have the authority to determine separate requirements for medical devices.

The three directives are:

  • 93/42/CEE relates to medical devices - This directive covers a variety of medical devices.
  • 90/385/CEE relates to active implantable medical devices - This directive specifically covers active implantable medical devices.
  • 98/79/CEE relates to in vitro diagnostic medical devices - This directive covers devices used to analyze tissue, blood, and other fluids.

EU directives use the following scale to classify individual medical devices and accessories based on a device’s capacity to harm patients, users, and other people nearby,

  • Class I devices: low risk
  • Class II A and II B devices: average risk
  • Class III devices: high risk

Translation requirements can become increasingly complex according to their classification. The higher-risk devices in Classes II and III and most of those in Class I require certification by a third party and a representative registered with the EU.

Case Studies


    Compliance with standards, package leaflets, communication packs and package leaflet updates 1,800,000 words in messages


    Package leaflets, protocols, legal and sales agreements and financial reports 800,000 words into 2 languages


    Package leaflets, compliance with standards, contracts and market authorizations 405,000 words into 5 languages


    Test reports, package leaflets and compliance with standards 300,000 words into 8 languages


    Sales agreements, leaflets & ingredients, expert reports, leaflets and packaging 800,000 words into 8 languages


    Test reports, package leaflets, leaflet updates (further to the Reach directive of December 2006) 200,000 words into 8 languages


    Compliance with standards, package leaflets and ingredients and websites 288,000 words into 6 languages

  • AFFSAPS French Medicine Agency

    Protocols, market authorizations and development reports 280,000 words into 6 languages