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Test Method Validation (TMV) Made Easy

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On-line webinar

Note. It is not a requirement to attend both TMV webinars.

Course description:

How do you know you have quality if you cannot reliably measure what you are doing? Are you afraid of complex statistical concepts and procedures? These two webinars will help you to evaluate your measurement systems, diagnose problems, and fix them. How is it “made easy”? This first webinar will provide a User’s Manual to apply valid statistical software to a TMV methodology. The software will yield simple metrics to evaluate the measurement system and graphical tools to identify problem areas and fix them. It’s as simple as that!

Participants receive a working knowledge of Test Method Validation (TMV), also known as: Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Gauge R&R (GR&R). Concepts covered are also applicable to Analytical Procedures. The names are not important, the application of this very valuable statistical methodology is essential for a quality system. Thus, the valid statistical techniques satisfy requirements of: the US FDA’s QS and cGMP Regulations, ISO 13485:2016, and ICH Q2(R1). In particular, the TMV/MSA/GR&R methodology is vitally important for Design Control, Process Validation and Analytical Procedures.

This is the first of two vital webinars on the subject. Part 1 will cover TMV/MSA/GR&R for Variable measurements.
Part 2 will cover Attribute (e.g., pass/fail) measurements. We will cover the details of application together with some examples of best practices in industry. Analysis results and graphics from popular statistical software programs will be illustrated. Participants will gain a working knowledge of how to organize a Variable TMV, collect data, analyze the results, and improve the measurement system. The presenter’s “keep-it-simple” approach will avoid statistical complexity – participants do not need to have a background in statistics.

Program objectives

This webinar will provide a working knowledge of the principles and application of Variable TMV/MSA/GR&R. As such, participants will:

  • Be able to quickly analyze results, diagnose problems, and improve a measurement system
  • Learn the quality metrics and industry standards used to evaluate the effectiveness of a measurement system
  • Know how to interpret the output from popular statistical software tools
  • Understand how to apply this valuable methodology in Design Control, Process Validation, and Validation of Analytical Procedures


  • Fundamentals of TMV / MSA / GR&R
    • Definitions & Terminology
    • Quality System Regulation & Guidance Documents
    • Significant Trends and FDA Warning Letters
  • Variable TMV Introduction
    • Quality Metrics
    • Cost of a Poor Measurement System
    • Sample Size Considerations
  • User’s Manual for Variable TMV
    • Set Up & Data Collection
    • Reviewing Metrics and Graphics
    • Examples from Industry
  • Validation of Analytical Procedures (VAP)
    • FDA Regulations & Guidance and ICH Guideline (ICH Q2(R1))
    • Definitions, Terminology, and Mapping to TMV Concepts
    • Example from Industry
  • Question and Answer Period

Who should attend:

This webinar is targeted to professionals concerned with the application of valid statistical tools and methods to meet requirements of regulatory agencies and industry standards. As such, the content should have great value to individuals in industry who are involved with: research and development; new product development; process development; manufacturing, process, and quality engineering; operations; quality assurance; and regulatory compliance. In addition, managers and members of the leadership team will see how value is added to a product or process by applying this valuable methodology.


There are no prerequisites for these webinars. No background in statistics is necessary. That is the foundation of our "keep-it-simple" approach.



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Course facts

Course no:
Medical Devices

CS region:

Peter Knepell
Peter Knepell, PhD
President, Peak Quality Services

September 9, 2019

14.30 - 16.30 (120 min) CET (Central European Time)

Price (excl. local VAT):
250 Euro for the first participant.
115 Euro for the following participants on the same registration and invoice.
Course handouts (PDF) and certificate of attendance is included.
For larger groups, please contact us for an offer.

Need of equipment:
You need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone with internet connection (preferably min 700kB/s) and audio capabilities (speakers or headphones).
We are using the easy to use application "GoToMeeting".
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Instructions will be attached to your order confirmation.

Cancellation policy for webinars:
Cancellations received less than 24 hours before the webinar will be charged 50% of the course fee.

If you for any reason is unable to attend, substitution is always possible and preferred. All cancellations and/or substitutions must have been communicated with and confirmed by us.

In case of failure to cancel before the course, the course fee will be charged in full.

Cancellation of webinars:
Courses may be cancelled by the organizer if bookings fail to reach minimum numbers. In such circumstances charged course fees will be refunded, credited, or granted to attend another course for the same value.