Lionbridge Life Sciences Difference


Lionbridge Life Sciences offers sophisticated, scalable solutions backed by industry-leading expertise and built to overcome the complexities of global communications. Our knowledge bridges the life sciences spectrum, from standard medical labeling to complex clinical content, from small manufacturers and CROs to the largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies. All while providing your organization a seamless, assured experience every step of the way. Here’s how:

We Understand Your World

As life sciences organizations worldwide work to advance health and wellness through innovation, they must operate in an environment where success and failure can hang in the balance. While rewards are dramatic when success is realized, the risk is tremendous when outcomes don’t go as planned. Lionbridge Life Sciences has an in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the critical elements at stake: sponsor relationships, clinical viability, commercial opportunity and, most importantly, patients’ lives. Acknowledging, for example, that a faulty translation can invalidate a significant portion of study data, we consider our life sciences language solutions and translation services fundamental building blocks in helping our customers achieve success.

A truly global reach

Global resources matched with local support allow us to map strategic oversight and skilled insight to every client – anywhere in the world. The LLS Difference encompasses:

  • Eight Life Sciences Centers of Excellence across the U.S., Europe and Asia
  • Dedicated Life Science Project Teams providing bespoke support coordinated by your dedicated Project Management Resource
  • A Life Science network of 10,000 qualified translators supporting more than 250 languages

Lionbridge Life Sciences is a strategic business unit of Lionbridge Technologies, a global operation enabling more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Learn more

Comprehensive knowledge plus unrivaled know-how

Our teams provide unparalleled global subject matter expertise and deep category experience while keeping a keen eye on the ever-changing regulatory landscape. The LLS Difference means:

  • The infrastructure to provide comprehensive, practical local experience supported by measurable quality standards and traceable processes
  • Centralized translation services and solutions for clinical trials, linguistic validation, regulatory documents, training and e-learning, branding, global business and global marketing
  • Highly specialized network of in-country, clinically trained linguists and translators to adapt and translate materials
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for clinical trial translations, as well as resources for patient and physician recruitment for disease-state specific requirements
  • Access to Regulatory expertise to ensure the highest standard of support for your regulatory and clinical endeavors

Compliance: Rigorous quality and consistency at every level

Standardized processes across our organization – along with ISO-certified production facilities across the world – generate high-quality translations every time. The LLS Difference means:

  • A company-wide quality methodology, Lionbridge Life Sciences Excellence in Operations (LEO), based on ISO standards and developed specifically for translation services
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for clinical trial translations and linguistic validation
  • Cloud-based technology platforms, ISPOR/ISOQOL-compliant methodologies and strong relationships with the FDA, EMA and other regulating bodies

Our Compliance Certifications

Independent quality certifications reflect our proven level of excellence in delivering translations and other services that comply with strict regulations, giving you confidence that our processes meet these demanding requirements. Our certifications include:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 13485:2003
  • EN 15038:2006 certified operations

Professional and Industry Associations

  • ISPOR: International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
  • ISOQOL: International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • EMA: European Medicines Agency
  • FDA: Food and Drug Association
  • DIA: Drug Information Association
  • SPBT: Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers
  • RAPS: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

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