Life Sciences

Life sciences translations and global content services for pharma, medical device and clinical research companies.

Speed, Efficiency and Safety in Global Medical and Pharma Communications

→ Streamline product labeling and information

→ Accelerate global clinical trials

→ Meet regulatory compliance demands

→ Increase project quality and efficiency

At the Forefront of Life Sciences Translation and Content Services

Partnering with medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical research organizations, we blend our decades of language and content expertise with unmatched industry knowledge that helps save lives.

We balance the latest developments in AI technology, delivering efficiency and scale, with profound human life sciences knowledge to guarantee quality and safety.


years' experience


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Trusted by Global Life Sciences Leaders

“The benefits of working with Acolad include a true partnership, willingness to discuss possibilities to improve tools and processes, and passion about services provided. The guaranteed quality and efficiencies are greatly appreciated.”

Jennifer Kelly
Vice President Operations, HealthiVibe

Solutions Designed for Your Unique Needs in Life Sciences

Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

In the fast-paced and highly regulated world of pharma and biotech, regulatory compliance, quality, integrity, traceability, and patient safety are critical for successful international market expansion. At Acolad, we are equipped to meet your specific language needs throughout every stage of the product lifecycle, from pre-clinical to post-market. 

  • Products launch
  • Regulatory compliance  
  • Patient safety 
  • Quality requirements 
  • Time to market 

 Clinical trial translations

  • Protocols, correspondences, dossiers, patient recruitment materials, COA/PRO instruments
  • Tech and process implementation for scalability, accuracy and speed

 Successful and timely regulatory submissions

  • Deep knowledge of EMA submissions and ROW
  • Tools developed for submissions requirements

 Marketing communications

  • Website localization
  • Multilingual SEO
  • Culturally adapted campaigns
  • Copywriting and transcreation
  • Marketing transcreation

 Patient engagement

  • Culturally appropriate materials
  • Diverse recruitment
  • Interpreting services and solutions

 Timeliness of pharmacovigilance reporting

  • Systems and processes tuned for rapid turnaround
  • Technology to handle a variety of inputs and report formats
  • Translation of quality SOPs

 Translation of manufacturing records

 Corporate communications (HR, Legal, Training)

  • Multimedia localization
  • Elearning localization
  • In person and remote interpretation
  • Transcription

Clinical Research

Clinical trials are highly regulated and generate a huge volume of documents such as clinical outcome assessments (COAs), patient reported outcomes (PROs), clinician reported outcomes (ClinROs) and observer reported outcomes (ObsROs), which require an advanced workflow for translation and linguistic validation. 

  • Complex global market studies
  • Maximize value for sponsors 
  • Global patient recruitment and communication
  • Regulatory compliance 
  • Time and cost pressures 
  • Secure data management
  • Quality  

 Multilingual studies management

 Clinical trial translations

 Patient engagement and recruitment

 Linguistic validation

  • eCOA
  • Cognitive debriefs
  • Clinician reviews
  • Therapeutic areas

 Tech & process consulting

  • Stakeholder communication
  • System compliance
  • API and connectors

Medical Devices

Whether for clinical professionals or patients, medical devices always come with instructions, labels, packaging and other highly important content. The quality of translations for these materials is crucial. It not only ensures correct and safe usage of the devices but also guarantees compliance with local and regional regulatory requirements. 

  • Evolving regulatory demands 
  • User documentation and labeling 
  • Global markets and local requirements 

 Consulting on global regulatory environment

 User documentation and labeling

  • IFUs (Instructions for Use)
  • DFUs (Directions for Use) 
  • Maintenance & user manuals 
  • Packaging content 
  • UI and mobile apps
  • Quick reference guides 
  • Product labeling 

 Global content strategies for long term, scalable efficiencies

 Content authoring

 Staffing and business process outsourcing 

  • Labeling management 
  • Program management 
  • Systems administration 
  • BOM management 
  • Artwork specialist support  

 Connectivity and automated workflows

 Machine translation, AI and other cutting-edge computer aided technology 

 Customer portal for easy access to KPIs, MT and other linguistic assets

A Complete Ecosystem of Solutions and Services

In full compliance with the regulatory demands of health authorities worldwide.

Discover the Acolad Clinical Center of Excellence.

Translation Services

Our wide range of customizable translation services, from human life sciences experts to speedy machine translation engines, help simplify your multilingual content challenges.

Linguistic Validation and Quality Assurance

Ensure the precision and consistency of your content with our industry leading validation and quality assurance - including our groundbreaking AI-powered automated quality checks.

Interpreting Services

Whether in-person or remote, our certified interpreters are ready to provide seamless communication for any event, research project or to facilitate patient care.

Transcription Services

Our specialist transcriptionists work with all types of communications, recorded media and medical reports, or live events, following the strictest confidentiality standards.

Marketing and Communications

Build trust across markets with life sciences comms experts. From corporate communication with key stakeholders to wider brand positioning, we prime your brand for global success.

Elearning Services

Invest in your people with adeptly created and localized training content to educate teams, drive compliance and upskill your talent.

Precise, secure and fast translations - all at the click of a button with the help of our wide range of translation connectors.

Are you a Veeva user? Our connector is designed to streamline your translation workflows - all within your Veeva Vault.

A Specialized Team of Certified Linguists for the Life Sciences Industry

Your dedicated team ensures cultural and technical accuracy while keeping up-to-date with medical industry regulations. Our project managers, working on a foundation of ISO-certified processes and quality systems, train the translators, monitor compliance and adapt procedures to ICH, EDQM, MedDRA, MHRA, ISPOR, FDA, and EMA standards.

  • Dedicated project management team
  • In-country, native language translators
  • Continuous translator recruitment, selection, and evaluation processes
  • Optimized workflows for regulatory or regional requirements

Secure the technical knowledge to support your language and content needs.

Frequently asked questions

New to localization for life sciences? We have answers.

Localization ensures accurate adaptation of life science content to target markets, improving reach, accessibility and compliance.

Translation and localization is crucial for life sciences organizations to effectively communicate with global audiences and meet regulatory requirements.

Content that needs to be localized includes clinical trial documents, labeling, packaging, software, marketing materials and more. 

Localization improves life sciences safety by ensuring accurate translation of crucial medical information, reducing risks and misunderstandings.

Prioritize languages relevant to target markets, regulatory requirements, and regions where your life sciences products are marketed.

Subject-matter experts, rigorous QA processes, and industry leading adherence to ISO standards help us to ensure accurate translations.

Yes, we can prioritize translating urgent requests in life sciences to meet critical timelines and ensure timely communication in different languages.

We maintain strict confidentiality in technical life sciences documents with NDAs, secure infrastructure, and adherence to privacy regulations.

Costs for life sciences localization vary based on project scope, language pairs, content volume, and specific requirements. Contact us for a personalized quote.

Tech and AI aid life sciences localization by streamlining processes, improving consistency, and enhancing translation accuracy and efficiency.