Firm follows the best practices model designed exclusively for the translation industry
Palo Alto, California, January 29, 2013 – Idem Translations, Inc., a full-service provider of translation and localization services, has achieved EN 15038:2006 certification from TÜV SÜD America Inc., a worldwide certification body for quality management systems. The company’s quality management system is additionally certified to the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 international standards.
This achievement makes Idem Translations one of a select group of language service providers to hold all three industry certifications for the translation of life sciences materials.
EN 15038:2006 was developed by the European Committee for Standards (CEN) to establish and define the requirements for the provision of quality services by translation service providers. The standard encompasses the core translation process, including commissioning, translation, proofreading, review, project management, quality control, traceability, and delivery. It helps describe and define the entire service and offers a set of best practices for all aspects of the translation and localization process.
Idem provides expert translations of all types of documentation related to research and development, clinical trials, FDA and CE Mark submissions, international marketing, and ongoing patient care.
“The best practices outlined in EN 15038 set the industry standard for the highest quality language services,” said Mariam Nayiny, president of Idem Translations, Inc. “Idem’s certification to this standard confirms that our audited procedures are designed to consistently produce the quality results expected by our life sciences clientele.”
“Achieving EN 15038 certification demonstrates that a translation service provider has successfully implemented the processes considered necessary to ensure quality translation, including traceability of linguistic resources and the specialized professional competencies required of translators,” said Charles Clark, technical product development manager, Management Services of TÜV SÜD America Inc.