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Every day, the translation industry and the sectors it serves move further forward.

Every day, the combination of human ingenuity and technological excellence takes us somewhere different and exciting.

Every day, we learn something new, and we’re happy to share it.

Conversis – think ahead, stay ahead.

The Telltale Touch

As much as we admire the work of clinicians, we also admire the technical innovation that gives them a platform to refine that work.

Au Revoir

A generation of confident, multilingual young women and men taking us forward into the 2020s is a positive return on our investment in the EU.

The Safety Net

When big pharma offers the hand of friendship and support to those in need, the results can be inspiring.  

A Thing Of The Past

Thank you to the life sciences pioneers striving to make our most common and debilitating diseases a thing of the past.

Eyes on Barcelona

As we count down to eyeforpharma Barcelona we're celebrating the innovators who were acknowledged at the eyeforpharma 2019 awards. 

Happy Republic Day

India's economic potential makes it impossible to ignore. So don't ignore it.

Seeing The World In Colour

Tonight's Chinese New Year offers a welcome reminder that the colours of the rainbow often mean very different things to different people.

Keeping Pace

Is European R&D underfunded? And if so, can private sector innovators help redress the balance?

Climbing The Ladder

An export strategy can leave you dangling at the mercy of events, or it can be a ladder that you steadily climb.

Put On A Professional Face

Facebook's mistranslation of the Chinese President's name led to a shocking insult. Never underestimate the value of a professional linguist.

Doctor Who?

Can Artificial Intelligence deliver the support that our medical professionals urgently need?

The Teeth From The Sea

When communicating across oceans and borders, we all need to step outside our bubble and make our audience feel as if they are truly being spoken to.

Getting Personal

CES 2020 in Las Vegas gave us a fascinating glimpse into the future of technology and the personalization of healthcare.

Jim and Joan

Thirty years on from its first use in clinical trials, gene therapy is set to transform the way degenerative diseases are treated

Plenty More Fish In The Sea?

The work of the World Wildlife Fund has never been more important. It's our privilege to support them.

Up Against The Wall

Even for the most articulate among us, multilingual communication presents a minefield.

Still Champions?

Today's Champions League last 16 draw features teams drawn exclusively from Europe's top five leagues. But that's only half the story.

Talk To Me

Voice-enabled apps are beginning to make an impact in life sciences, and that impact will only increase.

A Living Thing

Language is a living thing, as much as any performing art. Its vibrancy reflects the culture it originated in and the cultures it passes through.

The Science of Life

Biotechnology has come a long way in the century since the word was first coined, but the fundamentals of communication haven't changed.

First Day Nerves

Why risk floundering when smart use of translation memory will deliver lasting consistency and quality? 


Excellence in Life Sciences needs to be a daily standard. We're proud to work side by side with the professionals who uphold it.

Black Into Gold

With another Black Friday upon us, how can we smooth the path for sellers and buyers across the globe?

Happy Thanksgiving

Over 41 million people across the United States will greet each other in Spanish today. But they won't be speaking with one voice or in one accent

Comfortable In Our Own Skin

Three cheers for the Life Sciences leaders who aren't just treating ailments; they're also working hard to destigmatize them.


Regularly refreshing its central character has helped make Dr Who one of Britain's leading exports. There's a lot to be said for regeneration.


Companies tempted to bend the rules when setting up operations in China risk heavy penalties.

Around Europe in Sixty Languages

The more we understand of the language and culture of our neighbours, the better equipped we are to work productively with them.

Planet Hollywood

Your business may not have the profile of a Hollywood film studio but you can still give yourself the Avengers Endgame treatment.

Broken Showers, Broken Lockers

A professional service can sensibly balance the savings you want to make with the quality you shouldn’t have to do without.

Mapping Out The Future

“We live in an age where healthcare is increasingly transformed by digital technologies”. Glen de Vries: CEO, Medidata

Me Tarzan

"My feeling for the ball is the Turkish side to my game. The discipline and always-give-your-all is the German part". Mesut Ozil

One Digit

One small mistake can make a world of difference in mulitlingual communication.  

The Hard Yards

Are you putting in the hard yards in search of global success?

Always On My Mind

Behaviour-modifying brain implants that once belonged in the realm of science fiction are now a scientific fact, and the focus of a new clinical trial

No Child Left Behind

Over 3.6 million children in the United States don’t have access to good quality, affordable health care. Garett Mullen is doing something about

Happy Colon Day

Colon Day has nothing to do with digestion and nothing to do with grammar. It has everything to do with respecting the independence of other cultures.

Seventeen Today

What can you do at seventeen? Drive a car? Give blood? Win a Nobel Prize? We're happy providing the best translation service we possibly can.

A Little Belief: Rugby World Cup Final

“When I was a kid, all I was thinking about was getting my next meal”.  Siya Kolisi

Keep Your Engine Running. Website Localisation: Part Four

Optimising and refreshing your website can take your localisation journey to a new level

Getting It Done. Website Localisation: Part Three

You have a range of options available for website localisation. How will you persuade new customers that they are truly being spoken to?

Take Aim. Website Localisation: Part Two

Which are the best markets to localise your website for? That all depends on what you're selling.

Why Bother? Website Localisation: Part One

Professional website localisation costs money, but getting it right can transform your business beyond recognition.

The Equaliser

Successful communication platforms inevitably become commercial battlegrounds. Can multilingual communication help to level the playing field?

No Cigar: Rugby World Cup Semi Finals Day Two

Wales came into this semi-final on a five match winning streak against South Africa. It's over.

Precision: Rugby World Cup Semi Finals Day One

England’s performance today was precise in every way, but precision hasn’t always featured in England’s dealings with New Zealand

Step By Step

MedAid supports developing communities with vital equipment and training. Their Biomedical Engineering Programme launch was timely and inspiring.

Every Three Seconds

Alzheimer's disease strikes cruelly, randomly and all too frequently. News of a potential breakthrough in its treatment could not be more welcome.

Your Circus, Your Monkeys

One of the key benefits a service partner can offer is the assurance that your problems are their problems.

Sober October

Macmillan Cancer Support exists to help people with cancer live life as fully as possible. We're proud to offer our support.

Bear Necessities

What does patient-centricity mean to you? We know what it means to Illingworth Research. 

Just Out Of Reach: Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals Day Two

France is one of the world's great rugby nations, but the big prize still eludes them

North and South: Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals Day One

Southern hemisphere dominance in rugby union is nothing new, but the north is now guaranteed at least two places in this tournament's semi-finals

See You Again Soon

Optimising Clinical Trials has been an enjoyable and informative event, so let's say thank you to the people who made it happen

Skin Deep

Leo Pharma is ready to take the next steps in Virtual Clinical Trial management and bring their solutions to as wide a patient group as possible

Anticipating the Need

Does fast site activation give us a jump-start in patient recruitment? In the words of Gergely Kokas:Site activation is a continuous effort

Spot the Difference

Biosimilars are a highly similar, comparably effective and rigorously verified copies of approved biologic medicines and 40% cheaper to produce.

Prevention and Cure

What's the answer to issues with incomplete clinical trial data?

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail

It’s one thing to make a plan. It’s another thing entirely to scale it up to the point where it can go global.

Remote Control

There are 3.3 billion smartphone users in the world today. How can their devices add value in clinical trials?

See You in Berlin

Conversis is your global language service partner of choice for clinical trial translation. Come and talk to us in Berlin this week.

The Beauty Contest

Language service professionals communicate a message in sense and spirit, and they don’t get to pick out the parts they agree with

Still Standing: Rugby World Cup Day Twenty Four

If Japan was torn apart by the elements this weekend, its rugby team put the country back together today

United: Rugby World Cup Day Twenty Three

The Irish team's choice of anthem today was as unifying as their victory

Song of Love

Can we find a balance between technological developments that are driving us forward and priceless links to our heritage?

Identity: Rugby World Cup Day Twenty Two

Australia coach Michael Cheika is a good example of the multiculturalism that helps shape the modern identity of his country

I Believe In You

“I know you're tired, you're close to breaking, but there's strength within you even when you feel weak. I believe in you"

Reaching Out: Rugby World Cup Day Twenty One

Rugby players and fans frequently give us moments of sportsmanship to cherish

Chag Sameach

On this holiest of days, let’s remember the common humanity that unites people of all religions, all ethnicities and all languages

The Step Forward: Rugby World Cup Day Twenty

Rugby has never been a national sport in the USA and the Eagles are still waiting for a major step forward on the world stage

Comeback City: Rugby World Cup Day Nineteen

In the city of comebacks, Canada couldn't make one today

Not Alone

We all share a common empathy and humanity, and no one sparks those instincts more effectively than MacMillan Cancer Support 

Second Chances

We believe in the power of education, whether it involves language learning or simply learning how to make a contribution to society

Omotenashi: Rugby World Cup Day Eighteen

Why do so many neutrals want Japan to make a breakthrough this week and reach the Rugby World Cup quarter finals for the first time? 

Being There: Rugby World Cup Day Seventeen

For a sparsely populated country with deserts on both sides, Namibia's achievement in qualifying for six straight World Cups is admirable

Good Omens: Rugby World Cup Day Sixteen

Can England summon the spirit of '66 after today's win?

Kicko The Ballo

Are British footballers finally waking up to the value of multilingual communication?

A Billion Voices: Rugby World Cup Day Fifteen

How can we make our voices heard, as leaders and as communicators?

Building Bridges: Rugby World Cup Day Fourteen

Congratulations to Ireland on a much needed win, but today's result may not have pleased the 80,000 Russian speakers living there.

Boston O.C.T. Party

All the best to everyone sharing their thoughts at OCT New England this week

Northern Exposure: Rugby World Cup Day Thirteen

Canada has enjoyed famous wins over most European teams, but against the southern hemisphere giants their shortcomings are cruelly exposed

Shy, Toothless And Looking For Love?

Do we care more about a potential partner's grammar than we do about their teeth? 

They're Playing Our Song: Rugby World Cup Day Twelve

National pride is often intertwined with national anthems. All the more reason to get them right

Travelling In Hope: Rugby World Cup Day Eleven

If Scotland want to go deep into this tournament, history is against them

Happy International Translation Day

We’re proud to be part of an industry that showcases the best of human communication and human nature

Focus On Spanish Language And Culture

This near-neighbour has plenty to offer as a partner and a friend. You just have to reach out and communicate with them in the right way.

Twist Endings: Rugby World Cup Day Ten

We don't always know how the story ends

Following Up: Rugby World Cup Day Ten

One great performance makes a statement. Two in a row suggest a change is coming

Shizuoka Stunner: Rugby World Cup Day Nine

This decade didn't begin well for Japan, but it's ending in style

Catch Us If You Can

The ingenuity and productivity of the pharmaceutical industry can be put to dubious uses by athletes seeking a short cut to glory

The Long And Winding Road: Rugby World Cup Day Eight

The shortest journeys aren't usually the most interesting 

What Are You Fighting For?

This week’s Ecommerce Expo has highlighted the ingenuity and spirit of business leaders who reach out in search of new solutions and new markets

Fluent and Expansive: Rugby World Cup Day Seven

Italy's attacking rugby today was fluent and expansive, not unlike their language

Eruption: Rugby World Cup Day Six

The islands of Fiji were formed in a series of eruptions 150 million years ago. Their rugby can be just as volcanic​, but sadly not today.

Size Isn’t Everything: Rugby World Cup Day Five

Rugby is a game for big hearts, and sometimes it’s also a game for small countries.

Rock Of Ages

The Rosetta Stone taught us to respect Egyptian langauge and culture. It's still teaching us today​

Home From Home: Rugby World Cup Day Four

It's no surprise that Wales felt at home in the Toyota Stadium today.

Focus On South Korea's Language And Culture

Are you ready to reach out the this fascinating, complex country?

Day Of Rest: Rugby World Cup Day Three

Sunday is meant to be a day of rest for Tongans. Unfortunately for their rugby team this was a day to forget.

Overshadowed: Rugby World Cup Day Two

Argentina's rugby team has always struggled to escape the shadow of its footballers, and today it couldn't escape the shadow of France

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