PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2013 — Gateway Analytical will promote its gunshot residue analysis and other forensic trace evidence examination services at the 2013 FDIAI 54th Annual Education Training Conference in Miami, Florida. The conference is hosted by the Florida Division of the International Association of Identification (FDIAI) and is the largest state division of the parent body.
At the conference, Gateway Analytical will highlight its 18 years of experience in trace evidence focusing on gunshot residue analysis. By utilizing techniques such as scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) , Gateway’s forensic scientists are able to provide critical information on the particle identification and residue analysis of primer components found on articles such as clothing, or skin that can be used to help determine if a subject has fired a gun. Gateway Analytical has two automated SEM/EDS instruments on site to ensure that evidence is handled in a timely matter. This automated analysis is followed by manual relocation of flagged particles to confirm whether or not gunshot residue particles were found in the areas examined.
Gateway Analytical is one of only three private forensic laboratories in the United States that is ASCLD/Lab-International accredited to perform gunshot residue analysis services for law enforcement. In addition to gunshot residue analysis, Gateway Analytical scientists serve as court qualified experts in numerous areas of trace analysis including hair, fibers, paint, condom lubricants and materials.
“We are very excited to attend the FDIAI Conference,” said David Exline, Senior Vice President at Gateway Analytical. “We look forward to emphasizing our commitment to the law enforcement community by providing distinct quality services for forensic investigation.”
For more information on Gateway Analytical’s Forensic Services, contact Tracey Safran, Senior Account Manager, at: [email protected].