Key Concept Archive

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Documentation, Medical Devices, and the FDA

This month the implementation date for MDD directive (2007/47/EC) comes due. There are a number of issues that require action by manufacturers (changes to the Essential Requirements, clearer requirements for clinical evaluation, changes to the QA of third parties) and the Notified Bodies ( higher requirements for auditing Technical Files)….

Dynamic product information delivery systems reduce translation costs

Recently, I was privileged to talk with a customer that implemented Arbortext in 1999: Greg Johnson at Medtronic. Greg heads up what his executives have told him is “the most successful project Medtronic had ever done.”  In this interview, Greg talks about how dynamic information delivery systems can really drive…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Berry Braster, TedoPress

This week’s podcast is an interview with Berry Braster from Tedopres. If you’ve been a part of the Arbortext community for any length of time, you’ve seen Berry and you know about The Book. When I say “The Book” and “Tedopress” in the same breath, everyone knows which book I…

Globalization Best Practices [Arbortext User Meeting]

Get Globally Fit—Reduce the Waste-line and get to a better Bottom (line, that is) How globally fit is your department, your company? Is your TMI (translation mass index) dangerously high and threatening your organization’s “health” by hindering vital go-to market strategies? Is your trans-fat content just that — a blockage…

Why life sciences companies should move out of traditional publishing tools

I answered a question recently: What IF you were CEO of a (i) big pharma, (ii) medical device and (iii) health service organization (hospital, HMO, etc.)? What changes would you have made and why? There is no question lots of companies in the pharma., medical device and health service (hospital,…