GenScript & EPIC Translations: Globalizing COVID-19 Testing Capabilities
GenScript selected EPIC Translations to localize and translate COVID-19 testing capabilities of cPass™ SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Antibody Detection Kit. This kit eliminates a need to send samples to a lab and instead tests and detects COVID-19 antibodies in blood locally.
GenScript is a leader in the life sciences field. With 3,000 employees and locations across three continents, the company’s biochemical expertise has supported genetic and immune system research for nearly 20 years.
This past year, GenScript became a key player in the global fight against COVID-19. Applying their expertise in advanced materials and cutting-edge genetic and biological research, GenScript developed a powerful COVID-19 detection kit. Easy to use and extremely accurate, GenScript’s cPass™ SARS-CoV-2 Neutralization Antibody Detection Kit eliminates a need to send samples to a lab and instead tests and detects COVID-19 antibodies in blood locally — returning results within a few hours. What’s more, the test kit can be adapted to work with blood samples from many species (not just humans!), so it can be used to track the spread of COVID-19 through animal populations.
This pandemic is a global emergency. cPass can be used anywhere, but GenScript identified a particular need for accurate testing in South and Central America. Stepping up to fill that need, GenScript required a top-notch translation of its kit instructions from English into Spanish: For the cPass to provide accurate results, instructional steps need to be followed precisely, and clear language for doctors, patients, and hospitals is vital. We are proud that GenScript turned to EPIC Translations for its cPass product and medical translation needs.
EPIC Translations has 20,000+ top linguists around the world. Our team includes not only Spanish speakers, but experts in South and Central American culture and medicine. EPIC quickly assembled an expert team to translate the medical instructions, which will be available to elucidate life-saving COVID test kits throughout South and Central America.
This past year has shown us how quickly medicine has become a cross-cultural endeavor. A disease that arises in one corner of the world can spread rapidly around the globe. A chemical with dangerous side effects can be sold in markets in several countries. Patients can seek out expertise and treatment anywhere. Doctors collaborate in real-time with colleagues on different continents.
Medical science is more than up to the challenge, as the response to COVID-19 has proven. Doctors and researchers around the world developed diagnostic protocols, treatments, and even vaccines with astonishing speed. But the need for worldwide responses to medical emergencies is only going to become greater. To adapt to global trade and travel, companies in the life sciences field should be ready to provide drugs, tests, and equipment to people from multiple cultures in many languages on short notice.
A strong relationship with a global translation company like EPIC Translations can be invaluable here. EPIC’s translators don’t just rewrite your documents in a different language; they can help you navigate the hundreds of cultures within which doctors work.