Original Event Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Cara Plese, M.S., Scientist I, & Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager at Gateway Analytical
Host: Shawn Wilhelm, Marketing Coordinator at Gateway Analytical
Highlighted Topics Covered:
- Provide an in depth explanation of condom lubricant analysis
- Insights into variables that can influence results, including collection time, sampling location and the type of condom used in an assault
- What type of conclusions can be made after a sample has been tested
- Provide example scenarios where condom lubricant analysis can be utilized
This webinar was designed for police and attorneys and built upon the information provided in our previous webinar “Forensic Analysis of Condom Lubricants for Police and Attorneys.” During this webinar, our presenters provided a more in depth explanation of the analysis of condom lubricants and gave insight into many of the variables that can influence the results of a test, including appropriate collection time, the location of sampling, and the type of condom used in an assault. The presenters focused on the results of condom lubricant analysis and discuss what can be determined once a sample has been tested.
Antonio Scatena, Laboratory Manager
Antonio has many years of forensic laboratory experience working within an ISO-based quality assurance environment. As the laboratory manager, Antonio directs the analytical service operations of Gateway, which includes service as a scientific resource to clients. He is also instrumental in maintaining Gateway’s cGMP-complaint and ISO 9001:2008, ISO 17025:2005 and ASCLD/LAB quality assurance environments. Antonio previously worked for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Forensic Services.
Cara Plese, M.S., Scientist I
Cara is experienced in performing analytical laboratory work, specifically performing characterizations of unknown materials, in both the pharmaceutical forensic and criminal forensic fields. She was trained and performs investigations in a quality-oriented environment, including both ISO and ASCLD/LAB accreditations. Cara has previously presented research at the MAAFS annual meetings and has publications in The Journal of Forensic Identification and The Journal of Forensic Sciences.