About Us

BIG’s group of companies are experts in providing secure translation services in regulated, highly technical, and non-regulated sectors

Our story

Established in 1962, Dora Wirth Languages (DWL) has demonstrated almost 60 years of excellence in global translation solutions for the life science industry. We provide language solutions to leading organisations in the life science field, from international pharmaceutical companies to academia and CROs. We are proud to have provided medical translations that have helped bring ground-breaking medicines and devices from clinical trial to market.

The DWL approach is built on a solid foundation of experience using DWL’s well-practiced and specially formulated procedures for translation, project management, and quality control. We provide translation solutions, in a wide range of languages, covering traditional and emerging markets, in the following specialist areas: regulatory affairs, clinical research, medical research, medical publishing, manufacturing, medical devices, legal, and marketing communications.

A BIG Language Solutions company, DWL is a member of the Clinical Contract Research Organisation (CCRA), and we are available to help with all stages of your translation project cycle.

Our values


Humble and respectful

Collaborative team players

Make others around you better

Results oriented

Do the
Right Thing

Integrity and honesty




By All Means

Create ‘wow’ moments

Never satisfied



Sense of urgency


Innovative and creative


Grow or die

Shift happens



Dave Perlman

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Brown

VP Strategic Accounts, Life Sciences

Kris Jeffrey

Senior Vice President, International Sales
Anna Valasmaki

Anna Valsamaki

Vice President, Global Operations

Varun Goyal

Chief of Staff

Dan Nelson

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Bearden

Chief Customer Officer

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