bras amplificateur

English translation: (who play a vital role in) extending the reach (of clinicians)

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French term or phrase:bras amplificateur
English translation:(who play a vital role in) extending the reach (of clinicians)
Entered by: Charles Davis

09:29 Apr 6, 2015
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Genetics / research
French term or phrase: bras amplificateur
"Ceci passera par le financement de projets de recherche et de contrats de post-doctorants, doctorants ou ingénieurs,***bras amplificateurs*** indispensables pour des cliniciens déjà très occupés par ailleurs. "
This is part of a request for funding of a research unit.
Frederic Jacquier-Calbet
France
Local time: 01:17
(who play a vital role in) extending the reach (of clinicians)
Explanation:
It's not easy (or at least I don't find it easy) to express this idea naturally in English. The metaphor seems to be something like a robotic arm, or at least an extension arm, and that is what has led me to "extending the reach"; this is more idiomatic, I feel, that a noun phrase, and thus I would render "indispensable" as "play a vital role" (or "an indispensable role" or "an essential role").

This may at least provide a starting-point, and perhaps someone will come up with a convincing metaphorical expression in English.
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 01:17
Grading comment
Thanks Charles, I chose 'extending the reach"'
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(who play a vital role in) extending the reach (of clinicians)


Explanation:
It's not easy (or at least I don't find it easy) to express this idea naturally in English. The metaphor seems to be something like a robotic arm, or at least an extension arm, and that is what has led me to "extending the reach"; this is more idiomatic, I feel, that a noun phrase, and thus I would render "indispensable" as "play a vital role" (or "an indispensable role" or "an essential role").

This may at least provide a starting-point, and perhaps someone will come up with a convincing metaphorical expression in English.

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 01:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Charles, I chose 'extending the reach"'
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