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National Science Foundation SBIR awards grant to Gate Scientific for wireless pH sensing stir bar

Wireless pHlive™ Stir Bar and smartSENSE® Technology Replace the Traditional Benchtop pH Meter

Press Release, Milpitas, March 3, 2020

Gate Scientific, Inc (, is continuing to lead the way in wireless sensing and IoT for laboratory applications with their smartSENSE technology. The wireless pHlive™ stir bar is now available for delivery and together with the GEN2 WiFi smartSENSE digital programmable base station it will fully eliminate the need for a bulky pH meter in the chemistry lab.  

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Gate Scientific Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D  of its patented wireless smartSENSE® pH & temperature sensing stir bar. 

Press Release – Milpitas Sep 6, 2019

Gate Scientific ( has been awarded a National Science Foundation development (R&D) grant for work on the patented wireless smartSENSE® stir bar enabling continuous monitoring of pH levels and temperature in lab formulations. 

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Gate Scientific raises a stir with sensing stirrer bar

Article, Instrument News, April 29, 2019

During Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA in March, Gate Scientific Inc (Milpitas, CA) launched its wireless continuous pH and spin monitoring stirrer bar – the smartSENSE® stir bar – aiming to start a small revolution in the laboratory.  This is the second of the company’s stirrer bars that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) to incorporate the sensing mechanism into the bar, the first product having been introduced a year ago with wireless temperature sensing capabilities.

By Stefan Fritsch. Read the article

smartSENSE wireless pH sensing stir bars from Gate Scientific

Nine New Products Awarded The 2019 Pittcon Today Excellence Awards

Article,, March 26, 2019

Nine top companies awarded Pittcon 2019 Excellence Awards for ingenuity and creativity in scientific advancement

Pittcon, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, is pleased to announce the selection of nine finalists in the annual Pittcon Today Excellence Awards. These awards recognize innovations at this year’s exposition and offer a channel for exhibitors to showcase their scientific advancements. From titrators, wireless temperature sensing, and chromatography columns, to time-saving innovations, judges viewed all types of scientific products and selected finalists out of a diverse pool of submissions.

By Kim Palastro, Pittcon. Read the article

Gate Scientific Expands Wireless smartSENSE® Stir Bar Family With pH and Spin Sensing

Press Release, Milpitas, March 19, 2019

Gate Scientific, Inc (, a Silicon Valley based life science and diagnostic company, is continuing to lead the way in wireless sensing and IoT for laboratory applications and is now introducing the world’s first stir bars capable of continuous pH measurement and spin monitoring along with temperature feedback. 

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Gate Scientific’s Wi-Fi Precision Hotplate Stirrer

Article, Engineering360, August 29, 2018 

Gate Scientific has developed an innovative hotplate stirring system for heating and mixing liquid samples for research, product development and quality control applications in materials and chemistry intensive industries such as life science, biotech, pharmaceutical, glass and CASE (coating, adhesive, sealant, elastomer) manufacturing.

By Gary Kardys, IEEE GlobalSpec. Read the Article

Wireless Sensing and Networking for Thermal Control and Monitoring of Laboratory Solutions

Article, American Laboratory, August 7, 2018

Wireless technologies have been introduced into one of the most ubiquitous tools in the laboratory—the magnetic hotplate stirrer.

By Kris Scaboo, CTO, Gate Scientific. Read the article

Pittcon announces winners in annual Pittcon Today Excellence Awards

Article, Laboratory Equipment, March 5, 2018

Held in Orlando this year, Pittcon 2018 welcomed more than 715 exhibitors throughout the analytical science industry, including, but not limited to, chemistry, forensics, nanotechnology, food safety, etc. With that many manufacturers, competition for the Pittcon Today Excellence Awards was fierce, but ultimately 10 companies were recognized for innovative products launched after January 2017.

By Michelle Taylor, Contributing Science Editor, Laboratory Equipment. Read the article

Gate Scientific Launches First to Market Temperature Sensing Wireless Stir Bar - smartSENSE

Press Release, Milpitas, February 21, 2018

Gate Scientific Launches First to Market Temperature Sensing Wireless Stir Bar – the smartSENSE Stirbar™ - as Part of Their New WiFi Precision Hotplate™ Series. 

Gate Scientific, Inc (, a Silicon Valley based life science and diagnostic company, is bringing to market the world’s first hotplate stirrer system for wireless temperature sensing and management.  The smartSENSE Technology™ that is built into each stir bar will make it easier then ever for scientists and laboratory technicians to run tightly controlled experiments and processes; even in completely sealed containers.

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