Global Language Solutions Survey Results Reveal 88% of Life Sciences Industry Contacts Surveyed Encounter Multilingual Patients or Research Subjects

90 percent of those surveyed who encounter non-English languages list Spanish as the most common. Other languages listed included French (37 percent), Chinese (25 percent), and Russian (20 percent).

Newport Beach, CA, January 02, 2008 --( More than 88 percent of clinical research, healthcare, and medical device industry professionals surveyed encounter non-English speaking patients and subjects on a regular basis. The November 2007 survey, which was conducted by Global Language Solutions (GLS), polled the firm's clients and industry contacts on the types of languages spoken by their patients or research subjects, as well as the one(s) used most often.

GLS, which specializes in translation and interpreting services for the medical devices, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries, was not surprised to find Spanish as the non-English language most commonly cited by respondents; with 90 percent those surveyed who encounter non-English languages listing it as the most common. Other languages listed included French (37 percent), Chinese (25 percent), and Russian (20 percent).

Inna Kassatkina, Global Language Solutions' President and co-founder, comments: "We decided to conduct this survey of our clients and contacts in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in order to confirm that multilingual patients and subjects are no longer the exception to the rule and to compile data on the most commonly encountered languages by industry. The information we gathered will help us meet the changing demographics of these industries' customers, as well as better target the content of our monthly e-publication, Global Communicator."

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About Global Language Solutions:
Global Language Solutions (GLS) is a full-service translation company delivering solutions in over 100 languages to increase its clients' multicultural and international market share. GLS provides culturally and linguistically accurate document translations, website localization, multilingual typesetting/graphic design, conference interpreting, voice-overs, and more. The company's clients include leaders in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, healthcare, financial, legal, manufacturing, marketing, and technology industries. GLS is a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) based in Newport Beach, California, with teams of experts around the globe. For more information, visit or call +1-949-798-1400.

Melissa Gillespie