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Balancing Innovation with Control

SDL Solutions for Life Sciences

Digital Transformation

For the life sciences industry, content is a critical element of each stage of the value chain, from clinical development through to commercialization. 

Global content requirements for life sciences are deeply nuanced, demanding new approaches and tools – from information management and labeling through to regional regulatory requirements and manufacturing.

The Challenge


SDL technology and translation services helps to manage multilingual digital content in a timely, compliant and cost-effective manner.


SDL technology and services provide process automation, scalability, accuracy, quality and compliance capabilities that help you meet region-specific regulatory requirements.

Optimization & Compliance

SDL technology streamlines the content process workflows required by life sciences to enable regulatory compliance and accurate translations.

Life Sciences Solutions

Multilingual Labeling Management – SDL’s multilingual submission management solution, SDL MSM, streamlines multilingual labeling processes and improves staff productivity, along with lowering the cost of translation workload.

Web Content Management – SDL’s web content management solution, SDL Tridion Sites, enables you to model your content, translations, brand elements and functionality to match your business objectives.

Structured Content Management - SDL’s structured content foundation, SDL Tridion Docs, allows you to easily reuse, share, filter and deliver multilingual content to any channel. It also provides DITA support out of the box, so you can avoid inconsistencies that would otherwise impact your brand and reduce content development costs by up to 50%.

Training & E-learning – SDL's internal creative experts provide and support for elearning so you can deliver timely multilingual training to medical representatives and professionals.

Marketing Solutions – Services to enable brands to adapt, implement and deliver global integrated brand content across transcreation, content creation & production services, and web content managed services.

Language Services – SDL provides Translation Services for our life sciences customers and they also benefit from our Document and Website Localization expertise along with our other language services offerings.

Language Technology - these are the core enterprise grade SDL technologies to assist life sciences organizations with their translation processes.

  • SDL’s Translation Management Systems (TMS) – SDL streamlines your translation processes, saving you time and money by eliminating manual, ad hoc approaches. Powerful language processing, automation and collaboration tools integrated within our TMS solutions and other tools in our translation software portfolio help you optimize translation reuse, leverage automatic machine translation for internal purposes and above all, achieve consistent high quality across all of your global content.

  • SDL’s Machine Translation – SDL’s secure, on-premises or private-cloud machine translation solution ensures secure internal translations. This could be used in conjunction with post editing by subject matter expert linguist.
Medical Device

SDL Clinical Labeling Solution

Provides a unique combination of technology and dedicated services. It addresses errors, inconsistencies and timeline pressures through a structured content approach.

SDL Regulatory Labeling Solution

Efficiently supports the translation, review and management of multilingual submission content, combining the SDL Multilingual Submission Management (MSM) platform with our network of highly-qualified medical linguistic resources.

Software & UI Testing

Our extensive testing services comprise specialized localization testing services including functional, linguistic and international testing. SDL Testing Services provide critical benefits to your organization and deliver an important last line of defense before you release your medical products to the global marketplace.

Failing to test your global software products before you launch them can have painful consequences for your organization.

Product content

SDL’s structured content solution, Tridion Docs, gives you complete control over product content. It supports the DITA standard and structured content out of the box.

Its embedded component content management system (CCMS) allows you to create standalone, reusable content and share this content across publications in your medical device organization.

The benefits in leveraging this technology are:

  • Improve productivity
  • Promotes reuse and thereby lowers translation costs
  • Synchronize updates
  • Reduce translation costs
  • Ensure compliance

Why SDL for Life Sciences

SDL life sciences solutions optimize and streamline business processes, reduce compliance costs, and provide a comprehensive approach to global regulated document management: 

  • 200+ internal, full-time linguistics with life sciences expertise 
  • More than 1,100 in-house linguists 
  • Supporting the life sciences community for more than 15 years