Minitab Offers Online Statistical Training Sessions on Quality Tools for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

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To help people learn how pharmaceutical and medical device companies can apply quality improvement tools, Minitab is offering free online training sessions on February 28 and March 7.

Minitab's "Show the FDA You Know Quality" webinars will be offered on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5:00) and on Thursday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. (GMT -5:00).

Reducing the manufacturing and shipment of out-of-spec product is a top concern of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and learning the statistical quality tools to address these concerns is essential.

To help people learn and apply these statistical concepts, Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, is offering a free online training session to introduce the quality tools used by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

The “Show the FDA You Know Quality” session will cover validating measurement systems, monitoring processes with control charts, understanding quality levels with different capability analysis statistics, using acceptance sampling to prevent defects, understanding how products degrade on the shelf with stability analysis, and setting up and maintaining data for future FDA audits.

The hour-long webinars will be offered on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5:00) and on Thursday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. (GMT -5:00). The trainings are designed to give participants the chance to preview Minitab’s instructor-led training without leaving their offices. Registration is available at Space is limited.

Minitab offers public training courses, as well as on-site training at locations throughout the world, delivered by expert statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects.

Thousands of companies worldwide use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze data for quality improvement programs. It has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma deployment, and more than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research.

Because it has been adopted by companies around the globe, Minitab 16 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Documentation is available in several other languages.

A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of Minitab 16 is available at

The company also offers Quality Trainer, an e-learning course that teaches statistics that teaches statistics and serves as an ongoing resource for quality improvement professionals, and Quality Companion, process improvement software designed to help professionals manage and execute quality improvement projects in one application.

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer.

Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma initiative around the world, and is used to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities. Quality Companion® is used worldwide to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Quality Trainer is a subscription-based e-learning course that lets people learn or refresh their statistical knowledge anytime and use Minitab to properly analyze data. All Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.


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