Gateway Analytical to Present on the Evolution of Gunshot Residue Analysis at the IACP 121st Annual Conference and Exposition

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PITTSBURGH, October 1st, 2014 — Gateway Analytical announced today that they will be presenting on the evolution of gunshot residue analysis and exhibiting at the upcoming IACP 121st Annual Conference and Exposition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, October 25th-28th.

The IACP Annual Conference is the leading event for delegates in the law enforcement field across the globe, including local, state, county, tribal and federal agencies. It provides law enforcement professionals with a concentrated forum for learning, collaborating and experiencing new technology as well as the opportunity to discuss critical issues, and prepare for future operations. During the conference, Gateway Analytical Scientist, Emily Landsperger, will be presenting a poster session titled “The Evolution of Gunshot Residue Analysis and the Accompanying Progress in Result Interpretation”. This session will provide attendees with a brief history lesson regarding the progression of analysis of GSR particles, along with how the interpretation of GSR particles has progressed through time along with the technology. Sections of the poster will also provide tips on the best methods for collection of GSR on different substrates including hands, clothing, and vehicles.

In addition to the poster session, Gateway Analytical will be exhibiting at Booth #671 where they will be promoting a wide array of services for physical and trace evidence examination including the analysis of gunshot residue, hair and fibers, materials identification, chemical identification and providing expert testimony. “We are looking forward to presenting on the topic of gunshot residue and exhibiting at the upcoming IACP Conference,” said David Exline, Senior Vice President at Gateway Analytical. “In any investigation, every piece of evidence has a story to tell. Whether it is hair, paint or an unknown material, our services help to put the pieces together to provide law enforcement with the critical results they need to investigate and close cases.”

Gateway Analytical is one of only two private labs in the country that is ASCLD/LAB-International accredited for trace evidence analysis and gunshot residue analysis. For more information on Gateway Analytical forensic services, contact Antonio Scatena, Business Development Manager at

About Gateway Analytical

Based in Gibsonia, Pa., Gateway Analytical, LLC offers analytical testing services to companies in need of high-quality laboratory analysis by providing additional testing resources, specialized capabilities and comprehensive testing. Through conventional and innovative testing methods, the company supplies a number of key services for the pharmaceutical, materials science, medical device and forensic industries including; foreign particulate identification, glass delamination analysis, chemically-specific particle sizing, materials characterization, wear debris testing and trace evidence analysis.

Gateway Analytical is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

About ChemImage

ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.

ChemImage’s headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.

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