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By Cara Plese on January 29, 2013
As a scientist at Gateway Analytical, Cara routinely prepares samples for analysis, performs analytical testing on a variety of sample types using various techniques including microscopy, SEM-EDS, FTIR, and Raman, interprets results of testing, and prepares reports.
Posted in Authors, Blog | Tagged analytical testing, Confocal Raman, confocal Raman spectroscopy, forensics, FTIR, GSR analysis, gunshot residue analysis, materials science, Optical Microscopy, pharmaceutical, Polarized light microscopy, quality control, SEM-EDS
By Shawn Wilhelm on January 28, 2013
On January 22nd, Dave Exline, Senior V.P. and Rebekah Wagurak, Forensic Scientist at Gateway Analytical, hosted a webinar designed for police and attorneys and built upon the information provided in our previous webinar, “Forensic Analysis of Gunshot Residue for Police & Attorneys.” During this webinar, our presenters provided police officers with tips on the proper [...]
Gateway Analytical Achieves the Prestigious ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditation for Forensic Trace Evidence Testing!
By Tricia Wood on November 27, 2012
We are now one (1) of only two (2) private labs in the country that is accredited to this standard for trace evidence, and we are the only private lab in the country to be accredited for gunshot residue analysis.
Posted in Blog, Forensics, Trace Evidence | Tagged ASCLD/LAB accreditation, ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation, forensic expert, forensics, GSR analysis, gunshot residue analysis, ISO 17025, quality assurance, quality control, trace evidence | Leave a response
Acquisition of Third SEM-EDS System will be Used Exclusively for the Analysis of Forensic Gunshot Residue Evidence
By Antonio Scatena on July 13, 2012
Gateway Analytical is proud to announce the acquisition of its third scanning electron microscope which is coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). This latest SEM-EDS system, manufactured by ASPEX Corporation, is fully equipped with the latest Perception Suite software and will be used exclusively for the analysis of forensic gunshot residue (GSR) evidence. Gateway Analytical [...]
Posted in Blog, Forensics, Trace Evidence | Tagged crime scene investigation, energy dispersive spectroscopy, forensic expert, forensics, GSR analysis, gunshot residue analysis, Gunshot Residue Evidence, scanning electron microscope, SEM-EDS, trace evidence | Leave a response
By Tricia Wood on April 5, 2012
I’m excited to say that Gateway Analytical is one step closer to achieving its 2012 goal of ASLCD/LAB accreditation for our forensic trace evidence analysis services. We’ve submitted the required application materials including the Quality Management System Manual, Statement of Qualifications (SOQs), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), among others, which have been accepted by the assigned assessor [...]
Posted in Blog, Forensics, Trace Evidence | Tagged forensic fiber analysis, forensic hair analysis, forensics, GSR analysis, gunshot residue analysis, quality assurance, quality control, quality management system, quality system, trace evidence | Leave a response