Linguistic Systems, Inc. Joins Massachusetts Biotechnology Council as First-Ever Language Translation Member

September 15, 2009

Strategic partnership highlights the rapid growth of international business in biotechnology



CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - September 15, 2009 - Linguistic Systems, Inc. (LSI), a leading provider of language translation services, today announced that it has joined the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC) as the first language translation member in the organization. LSI's participation in MBC is a sign of the upward rise in international business taking place across the biotechnology industry. LSI continues to develop innovative, creative solutions for its biotech clients, and now with this membership, LSI will deliver those industry leading solutions to the widening biotech market of MBC's members.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this expanding biotechnology community," said Martin Roberts, President of Linguistic Systems, Inc. "Language translation has a pivotal role in the innovative life science community, and we welcome the opportunity to share our expertise and resolve the MBC members' language translation needs. At LSI we are proud of our proficiency in moving ideas and business matters with meticulous care through the barriers created by different languages and cultures."

Since 1967, LSI has been resolving clients' language translation needs by providing a customized strategy that helps their clients efficiently accomplish both short and long-term objectives. By successfully delivering on the promise, LSI has grown to be one of the largest translation service companies in the United States, with a talent pool of more than 4,000 translators who translate into their native languages. These translation experts include highly trained scientists, engineers, lawyers, and other bilingual professionals.

"We are excited to have LSI join our membership," said Robert Coughlin, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. "The biotechnology industry is becoming increasingly global in its collaborations and partnerships, and we are excited to grow our membership alongside these trends."

LSI has provided translation services to over half of the Fortune 500 companies and most of the Fortune 100. Among their clients are Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Wyeth, Merck & Co, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Abbot Labs, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Novartis, USP, Biogen-Idec, Genzyme, and Amgen.

About Linguistic Systems, Inc.
Linguistic Systems, Inc. is one of the largest providers of language translation services in the United States. LSI's portfolio includes translation to/from 115 languages, software localization, DTP, audio-visual conversions, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services, foreign brand name analysis, and machine translation with post-editing. Founded in 1967, LSI has a talent pool of more than 4,000 carefully screened translation and interpreting professionals tested for subject and translation/interpreting expertise. The company's clientele includes more than half of the Fortune 500 and most of the Fortune 100. www.linguist.com

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC), a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, the MBC is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, the MBC works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services. www.massbio.org

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