TechVibe Radio to Feature Viper Network Systems, Microsoft, Gateway Analytical and Tech Export

Be sure to tune in to TechVibe Radio this Saturday at noon on FM News Talk 104.7.

We’re ending 2012 in style with an exclusive interview with Microsoft’s Jane Boulware. She was in town last week to launch Windows 8 and took time to talk to us about the new OS. Viper Network Systems will tell you all about its new PacketViper technology that filters network traffic by country. Gateway Analytical will also get behind the mic detailing its unique forensics services, and learn all about export opportunities in Canada.

With the Holidays in full swing, we’ll rebroadcast this show on December 29, too! We’re looking forward to more TechVibe Radio in 2013.

Hosted by the PTC’s CEO Audrey Russo and Director Visibility Initiatives Jonathan Kersting, TechVibe is on the air every Saturday at noon bringing you interviews and conversations from the Pittsburgh region’s fast-moving technology and entrepreneurial communities.

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Gateway Analytical to host the 2012 Inhalation and Nasal Technology Focus Group annual Fall Symposium

Gateway Analytical

Gateway Analytical recently announced that it will be hosting the 2012 Inhalation and Nasal Technology Focus Group (INTFG) Annual Fall Symposium on September 7, 2012. The focus will be on the challenges and opportunities of excipients for pulmonary delivery; presenting from both an academic and industry perspective.

This one day symposium will feature the latest advances in the development of excipients for orally inhaled and nasal drug products, including presentations of case studies and focused discussions involving leading academic, government and industrial scientists while identifying the most important success factors on the path from formulation design to production. The symposium also includes a tour of the Gateway Analytical facility where attendees can view the latest methods and technologies used in the research and development of new inhalation and nasal drug products.

INTFG is a focus group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the goals of the symposium are to:

· Advance the art and science of the pharmaceutical aerosol drug delivery system among focus group members and interested parties.

· Provide its members with information relating to matters of scientific and technical interest in the field of aerosol products, technology and related processes.

· Encourage a spirit of cooperation among its members and to promote favorable relations between its members and related health professionals.

We are honored to host the INTFG Annual Fall Symposium this year,said David Exline, Senior Vice President at Gateway Analytical. Im excited to take part in the discussions with many of the great minds in the field and look forward to showcasing our new facility.

In addition, attendees are invited to submit contributed papers on the broader topic of inhalation and nasal drug product technology. The top three submissions will be given the opportunity to present their work during a Posters on Podium session at the event. The deadline for submissions is August 19, 2012 at 11:59 EST.

For more information or to register for the symposium, please visit:

Gateway Analytical Achieves ISO Accreditation for Quality Management System

Gateway Analytical received certification today from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer and publisher of International Standards, under ISO standard 9001:2008 for the quality management system governing its analytical lab processes.

Prior to certification, the company’s system was subjected to an intensive audit by UL DQS Inc., one of the top five certification bodies in the world, with no nonconformances.

“This is a very significant milestone in our company’s history,” said David Exline, Senior Vice President at Gateway Analytical. “We’ve devoted a substantial amount of time and resources to ensure that our quality system, as well as resulting analytical tests performed, are of the highest caliber.”

Gateway Analytical officially opened for business in October 2010, specializing in: pharmaceutical and industrial forensics, particle identification and characterization, and criminal trace evidence examination services.

In addition to ISO 9001:2008, Gateway Analytical is also pursuing certification for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) 2011 Supplemental Requirements. The company is currently registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and complies with current good manufacturing procedures.

Congressman Jason Altmire to lead ribbon-cutting at Gateway Analytical

Gateway Analytical, an analytical contract laboratory and consulting company, will hold a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, April 12 at 4156 Kenneth Drive, Gibsonia.  The public event kicks off at 10 a.m., with a special appearance and ribbon cutting led by Congressman Jason Altmire, as well as other regional dignitaries and local community leaders. 

Gateway Analytical’s grand opening will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting; guided tours of the 3,000-square-foot facility; complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres; and brief remarks from industry experts and community leaders such as Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman, Director of Duquesne

University’s Forensic Science and Law Master’s Program (1:00 p.m.); Dr. Todd M. Osman, Executive Director of the Materials Research Society (2:00 p.m.) and Robert Holley, Pharmaceutical/Vaccine Industry Expert (3:00 p.m.).

 “As a company that provides expert laboratory testing and analysis for clients nationwide, Gateway Analytical recognizes the importance of being a part of the fabric of the communities where we do business, which is why we’re thrilled to have local leaders and experts join us for our grand opening celebration,” said David Exline, Senior Vice President of Gateway Analytical. “We look forward to creating lasting partnerships in Gibsonia, collaborating with area school districts such as Pine-Richland to help educate and inspire future science leaders of America.” 

Officially open for business in October 2010, Gateway Analytical works with pharmaceutical companies, crime labs and manufacturing companies to provide quality-focused services that include: pharmaceutical forensic support to determine sources of failure or contamination in drug products, trace evidence examination for cold cases, insurance investigation support, and industrial forensic support to determine the root cause of manufacturing issues. The company also specializes in innovative analytical techniques like chemical imaging that enable the identification and enhancement of contrast between chemically different materials. 

For more information and to register for the event, visit

About Gateway Analytical

Based in Gibsonia, Pa., Gateway Analytical, LLC partners with companies in need of high-quality laboratory analysis that do not have the time, resources or capabilities for specialized, comprehensive testing. Through conventional and innovative testing methods, the company provides expert laboratory services and analytical solutions for the pharmaceutical, forensic and materials science industries. Gateway Analytical is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

ChemImage Launches Gateway Analytical

Gateway Analytical, a new quality-focused analytical testing and consulting services company, opened its doors for business last week. Despite a weak economy, testing companies like Gateway Analytical are thriving, with an expected annual growth rate of 5.7% in the next five years according to a March 2010 IBISWorld report on U.S. laboratory testing services. ChemImage launched the company as a subsidiary.

“Gateway Analytical fills a necessary niche out there—providing regulatory expertise in the face of increased government regulations on consumer, pharmaceutical and food products,” said David Exline, Senior Vice President of Gateway Analytical. “We’ve invested substantial funds to bring this expertise to the Pittsburgh area.”

Offering a blend of conventional and innovative testing methods, the company’s 3,000-square foot facility serves businesses in the materials science, pharmaceutical and forensics industries. With a focus on quality, Gateway Analytical scientists have expertise in a number of regulatory processes and procedures, including ISO, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), Quality by Design (QbD) and American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB).