2015 Client Appreciation Party

We had a wonderful time at this year’s client appreciation cocktail party, which took place on the 4th of November at Palo Alto’s University Club. Some 120 guests enjoyed wine, nibbles (the miniature street tacos were a favorite), and fun party games. Top prize winners took home a Fitbit and two Caran d’Ache pens.

Thank you to everyone who attended and to all the partners who continue to help Idem grow!

The eConsent Explosion

Following the release earlier this year of the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of electronic informed consent in clinical investigations, several of our clients are actively working to improve the patient recruitment process for clinical trials. Some are transitioning to an eConsent process. Others are streamlining the ways that potential participants receive recruitment information.

Idem is excited to attend this month’s ClinPulse panel, which is focused on:
• How will eConsent affect the patient experience?
• How will it streamline clinical trials?
• What will become best practices?
• What regulatory requirements are in place or coming down the pike?

We hope to see you there!

Executive Brief: Best Practices for Multilingual Formatting

At long last, the text of your English IFU (or user manual) is final. Just as you breathe a sign of relief, you realize that you need to translate it into 26 languages and perform packaging validation on the final document. Whoa! Where do you begin?

Start here, with our tips for planning multilingual formatting. Once you and your printer have a plan in place, it’s a cinch for your translation provider to format to your specifications.

Want to know your options? Download the brief!

Idem Proud to Be a NCC ACRP Sponsor

This year, Idem continues our sponsorship of the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals. The NCC ACRP has been serving the California Bay Area and Sacramento since 1999, providing opportunities for professional development and networking. It was honored as the ACRP Chapter of the Year in 2012.

Idem is committed to doing our part to ensure patient safety in clinical research, the front line of innovation. We provide timely and clear informed consents to patients in their own language and immediate access to accurate trial data for study sponsors.

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Executive Brief: Best Practices for Doc Localization

Good translation isn’t cheap, but translation mistakes are even more costly. How do you reduce the risk of error? First, learn how translation providers operate. Then, manage your document localization process according to industry best practices. Here at Idem, we believe that a little knowledge goes a long way. So we have put together the top five best practices for document translation that will help you protect your patients and your bottom line.

Ready to get started? Download the brief!

Idem to Sponsor the 2015 ACRP Conference in Salt Lake

Idem is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2015 ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition.  This year’s ACRP conference will take place April 25-28 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.  We are looking forward to the new, roundtable format that promises to encourage discussion and learning.  Do your clinical trials have an international component?  Do you recruit non-English-speaking subjects?   We would love to see you at booth #621 in the Exhibit Hall!

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Idem Translations Sponsors the RAPS 2014 Conference

Idem Translations is proud to sponsor the RAPS – 2014 Regulatory Convergence taking place in Austin, TX from Sept 27 to Oct 1. This event gathers regulatory professionals who work in medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sections. In addition to working with submission and compliance, these regulatory professionals play integral roles in all stages of the health care product lifecycle from development to marketing and post-market surveillance.  This event’s intensive workshops, educational sessions and networking events come together in a program designed by regulatory experts who understand the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s regulatory professionals.  We look forward to seeing you at our booth – number 231.

Idem to participate in the 2014 LocWorld Life Sciences Roundtable in Dublin June 3-6th

In the world of translation and localization, the life sciences sector is different from any other industry because of the unique and specific nature of its requirements. With regulations changing on a continual basis, a premium is placed on quality above all else. For our Life Sciences Business Round Table in Dublin, we are delighted to offer a stellar one-and-a-half day program with a particular focus on the challenges of medical device localization. Life sciences professionals, clients and vendors will be presenting and sharing their thoughts and experiences on specific processes as well as the variety of requirements and challenges at work in the life sciences industry today. Click image below for conference details:

Executive Summary of the Intelligent Content for Life Sciences Conference

Idem’s VP of Quality & Operations, Jessica Alexander, attended the Intelligent Content Conference for Life Sciences and Healthcare May 8‐9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The conference focused on how professionals in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare fields can take advantage of advances in content management processes to improve their own content, improve the user experience for their customer base, and reduce translation and localization costs. For a summary of conference highlights please click on the image below.

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