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Transcom arrives in Manchester

Categories: Life Science and Healthcare

Transcom - an Israeli company offering specialist language translation services to academics and professionals in the life sciences industry has opened its first UK office in Manchester.

Established in Tel Aviv in 1998, Transcom communicates complex medical information in any language, so that people around the world can understand and enjoy better healthcare. The Manchester office, located on Oxford Street, is the first in Europe. Transcom will use this base to provide translation services to clients in over 30 countries including the US, UK and across Europe.

“Coming to Manchester was the best option for Transcom,” says Matan Topper-Erez, Executive Director. “The UK is a great place to do business and for us, Manchester seemed like the perfect fit based on its innovative history, diverse health community and lucrative networking opportunities essential to growing our client base.”

“As the first translation company to specialise in this industry, Transcom is quite unique, and before moving to Manchester there were no other life sciences specialists in the region. Translation is an integral part of drug development in order to test or sell products, so I’d like to think we’re adding value to the region’s health ecosystem.”

With extensive experience in managing global translations for healthcare companies, Matan added: “Having worked with Global Pharmaceutical companies ranging from scientific experts and Clinical Trial teams, Transcom has a real understanding of our client’s needs.”

Transcom also has a global network of 600 freelance translators, some of which are UK-based and Matan is working closely with The University of Manchester Careers Service to recruit talented translators.

He added: “The beauty of being located in Manchester is that I’m close to a very compact ecosystem. Corridor Manchester is one of the main reasons I chose Transcom’s new location due to it having full access to the innovation district. I’m able to meet clients easily which was an obvious challenge from Israel. As Manchester has a higher-calibre of senior translators and life-science experts, I’m confident that recruiting for those roles will be easier compared to Tel Aviv.”

The Corridor Manchester Life Sciences Enterprise Zone has a workforce of over 60,000 people with wide-ranging and diverse skills. Over half of these jobs are in knowledge economy sectors of education, health, science and technology.

Tim Newns, chief executive officer, MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, said: “Innovation is part of Manchester’s DNA and our life sciences sector is regarded as a European leader.

“Over recent months, a number of Israeli companies have established operations in Manchester. We’re proud that Transcom has chosen to be part of our strong health community and provide such an important specialist service. We wish them every success for the future.”

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