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During a clinical study, patient safety narratives are a required document for clinical safety reporting and supporting pharmacovigilance activities, which makes patient narrative translations essential for ensuring consistent, accurate, and transparent documentation of all events related to test drugs and investigational products. As mandated by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) E3 guidelines for clinical study reports (CSRs), compliant patient safety narratives are required for all phases of a clinical trial. These could include narratives for SAEs (Serious Adverse Events), deaths, and AESIs (Adverse Events of Special Interest), or those triggering study discontinuation. The narratives summarize specific events during a clinical trial.

Patient Safety Narratives constitute an essential component of clinical study reports (CSRs) and assist in evaluating the safety profile of the investigational product. Furthermore, patient safety narratives must follow specific style guides and formats in order to be accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), or other regulatory authority.

To help trial sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) adhere to international regulations and document safety reports across different languages, CSOFT Health Sciences’ network of medical writing and experts and subject matter experts provide cost-effective and accurate patient narrative translations, with coverage in over 250 languages.

Medical Writing Translations

For the patient safety narrative to be compliant with ICH E3 standards, the narrative should address various aspects such as the nature, intensity and the outcome of the event, details around the study drug administered, whether it was discontinued, and should narrate how the event evolved, concomitant medications, medical history, post-mortem findings in case of death, and should provide a causality assessment as well.

In addition to having a robust understanding of the therapeutic area and the molecule, as well as key regulations, narrative writing and medical writing requires excellent project management skills, as it requires coordinating with multiple stakeholders to drive alignment on aspects such as data sources, formats, templates, cut offs, whether the narrative will be authored pre- or post- database lock, etc. With proven experience in patient narrative localization, we also offer translations for all different types of medical writing, including:

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What We Bring to the Table

These documents need to be authored in an objective and a scientific manner, while also telling a story that narrates the evolution of the event.

CSOFT Health Sciences provides medical writing experts with:

  • Rich expertise across diverse therapeutic areas
  • Significant experience in authoring patient safety narratives
  • Fast turn-around times by leveraging teams across the globe
  • Stringent quality processes
  • Client-facing project managers in the desired geography
  • Translation services to support global submissions

End-to-End Pharmacovigilance Translations

For clinical trials involving new medicines and vaccines, accurate pharmacovigilance documentation is necessary for regulatory compliance and ensuring the safety and efficacy of the new therapy before it is brought to market. In order to monitor, detect, and prevent adverse events (AE) relating to a new pharmaceutical product, high volumes of documentation, including individual case study reports (ICSR) and periodic safety update reports (PSUR) must be submitted by pharmaceutical companies or manufacturers. To help bring pharmaceutical products to market overseas and accurately report drug safety complications, CSOFT Health Sciences provides accurate pharmacovigilance translations for essential documents, including:

  • ICSR Translations
  • PSUR Translations
  • DSUR Translations

Learn more about our end-to-end pharmacovigilance translations.

Quality Assurance

High-quality translation is extremely important in the life sciences, and inaccurate translation along the way can not only result in wasted time, money, and effort, but also affect patients’ lives. CSOFT understands the importance of accurate translation, which is why we have developed a process for quality assurance specific to the life sciences, which includes linguistic validation, to ensure that any project meets quality standards in a timely and cost effective manner. To do so, we use in-country linguists with a minimum of 7 years of experience, combined with our extensive network of subject matter experts and advanced language technology. In addition, we have perfected our localization best practices through back translation and terminology management to help you reach patients globally, in over 250 languages. To further ensure the highest-quality technical translation solutions, CSOFT’s proven expertise is backed by our ISO 17100:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 certified quality management system.

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Data Security

CSOFT has meticulously documented and fully traceable information security policies, checklists, and quality records. We understand the importance of security to our clients, which is why we take the upmost care in protecting patients’ confidentiality, as well as businesses’ data. All our data and security processes are certified with ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, and  ISO 17100:2015, and leverage best practices from ISO 27001.

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