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Pharmaceutical industry: a course for translators

This is a series of 3 webinars for both beginning and experienced language professionals who want to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from one of the masters of the field

We are very proud to present this course of three webinars on pharmaceutical industry by Dr Ed Zanders. This course will give a thorough overview of the discovery and development of medicines by the biopharmaceutical industry.

The first two parts cover the pharmaceuticals market and company structures, as well as a description of the different types of drug products and their nomenclature. Much of the two webinars will be taken up with the drug discovery pipeline from early discovery, through clinical development and finally, the marketing authorisation of a new medicine.

Part three is concerned with recent advances in genomics and related fields that provide new treatments such as gene, cell and immunotherapy. Finally, the emerging role of machine learning (artificial intelligence) in the pharmaceutical industry is discussed.

All webinars are recorded: if you miss the live session, you will be able to view the recording later.

Who should watch it?

Technical translators and interpreters both with and without a scientific background.

What are the benefits to you?

You will gain a deeper understanding of the biopharma industry and the connected production processes, which should help you acquire new clients and improve your technical workshop.


Ed Zanders

Dr Ed Zanders holds a PhD in biochemistry and has been involved in research in both industry and academia for over thirty years. He founded the training and consultancy company PharmaGuide Ltd to offer courses and webinars on the drug discovery industry to several client groups, including translators.

He has been an invited speaker at conferences organised by, among others, the American Translators Association and The Chartered Institute of Linguists.


  • CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)
  • You receive 30 GBP discount with the code EZPHA3.


6, 15, 22 May 2019


4:00 pm UK time. Click here to see the time where you live.


Each session will last approximately 60-70 minutes plus Q&A.

CPD points

Each session earns one hour of CPD (ATA approved for one point). Our webinars and courses are accredited by the CIOL and by the Dutch Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training). ITI members may also log these webinars as CPD hours. The same is true of most other professional institutes.

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