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The language of scientific innovation

Want to see the latest innovations in everything from genomics to nanotechnology,  meet Nobel Prize winners, or show of your skills at a city-wide science fair? Then Pittcon, in Philadelphia, is the place to be this week!

Around 20,000 scientists from 90 countries will be arriving for the world’s biggest conference and exhibition on laboratory science. And with plenty of educational programs for schools and colleges, the whole city is joining in the celebration.

Lingo24’s Head of Internet Marketing, Matt Jackson, will be at the conference this week, finding out about the latest technologies. The scientific community is obviously a very international one, so translation has an important in bringing the latest research and developments to a wider audience.

He’ll be joining visitors from industry, academia and government at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Now in its 63rd year, the event has grown massively, but is still largely organised by volunteers from the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy.

It features a packed program of talks, lectures, and seminars, including a plenary lecture by British Nobel Laureate  Sir Harold Kroto, on advances in nanotechnology. The exhibition will showcase the latest research in drug discovery, bioterrorism, forensic science, environmental science, genomics, and much more. It’s a fascinating place to catch a glimpse of the not-too-distant future, with everything from high-tech medical equipment to innovations in food science.

Education is a key part of Pittcon – each year the event raises about $1 million for to fund science education and outreach at all levels, including scholarships, internships and research grants, and awards to teachers, libraries and museums.

Of course science is also big business, and this year’s sponsors include Shimadzu Corporation, Ab Sciex, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, and  Sigma-Aldrich. Hundreds more companies will be showing off their latest products and services. It’s a great chance to meet new and existing clients, and discuss their international marketing and translation needs.

Lingo24 has extensive experience in scientific and medical translation, working with specialist translators with expertise in everything from astronomy to biotechnology. If you’re going to Pittcon do get in touch on events@! Or find out which events we’ll be at next.

Hazel Mollison

Hazel Mollison edits and writes for the Lingo24 blog. After studying Italian and German at Cambridge University, she worked as a journalist for five years with regional and national newspapers. She enjoys writing about languages, translation, online marketing, and helping small businesses explore new opportunities.

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