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Maritime Technologies

Battelle’s maritime research and development has resulted in crucial deployed components for mission-critical systems operating at sea for more than 70 years. We provide best-in-class development, transition and deployment of technologies that help sustain U.S. undersea dominance, bolster commercial offshore activities and advance science.  We deliver IP, products, technical solutions and engineering support in five key undersea areas: Submersibles & SubsystemsLife Cycle EngineeringMission PersistenceSensors & Imaging, and Autonomy.

Capabilities

Battelle engineers and scientists deliver maritime solutions based on decades of experience and are capable of addressing any challenge. Battelle’s core competencies include:

  • Custom solutions including support, installation, training and maintenance.
  • Technology maturation from fundamental research through product manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing of low to medium volume, medium to high complexity products, delivered in short amounts of time.
  • Independent analyses, engineering studies and testing.
  • Large staff of technicians and fabrication facilities allow rapid prototyping to meet urgent field requirements, especially in the areas of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems engineering
  • Independent analyses, engineering studies and testing for 3rd party evaluation of systems.

Specialized Maritime Facilities

Battelle maintains six research facilities across the country for custom maritime testing and development. These cutting-edge facilities include:  

  • Columbus, OH: Research pool; pressure chambers to 30,000 psi; wet and spectroscopic analytical chemistry labs; shock, vibration and fatigue testing; electronics, electro-optics and software labs; Class 100 clean room; and a high energy testing lab.
  • Norwell, MA: Environmental monitoring, water quality, ultra-trace analytical chemistry labs; ocean engineering support; and hydrocarbon forensics.
  • Sequim, WA: Oceanographic modeling, marine toxicology, environmental monitoring; and a Class 100 clean room.
  • Daytona Beach, FL: Oceanfront corrosion and coatings testing.

ThreatSEQ™ DNA Screening Web Service

Gene synthesis is opening up exciting new possibilities for research and development—and potentially exposing the world to unprecedented threats. The synthetic biology industry needs a practical, responsible approach to reduce the probability of accidental or intentional production of DNA sequences of concern. 

Battelle's ThreatSEQ solution is a web-based analytical software tool and service for rapid screening of DNA sequences submitted for gene synthesis. Using advanced algorithms and thousands of threat-specific sequence data, it quickly and accurately detects DNA sequences of concern and provides this information to the user in a concise report. The ThreatSEQ DNA screening service gives the synthetic biology industry a powerful new resource to reduce the risk that dangerous organisms will be created through gene synthesis, accidentally or deliberately.

The platform was built over a decade by leading experts in applied genomics, immunology, toxicology, bioinformatics, chemical and biological warfare defense, advanced analytics and cybersecurity, bringing a deep understanding of the factors that make genetic sequences potential biosecurity threats.  

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Benefits

The ThreatSEQ DNA screening service offers gene synthesis companies an alternative to the current semi-manual and subjective DNA screening options, empowering them to make faster, better decisions to protect themselves, their clients and society from potential biosecurity risks while keeping costs manageable. 

The technology enables:

  • Higher confidence levels: greatly reduces error rates and provides objective assessment of threat levels.
  • Fewer false positives: reduces false positives 70-90 percent compared to current screening methods.
  • Reduced labor costs: fewer false positives in conjunction with automatically provided sequence-specific threat information reduce required investigation time for potential threats. 
 ThreatSEQ rapid DNA analysis for sequences of concern

Features

Our technology is based on threat identification algorithms built around Battelle’s proprietary virulence factors database containing genetic sequences of concern. Because the database is organized around specific sequences rather than matching against the full genomes of known pathogens, the algorithm can identify the specific sequence in question and inform biosecurity staff through comprehensive, automated reporting and assignment of threat status.

ThreatSEQ analysis is based on threat identification algorithms built around Battelle’s proprietary virulence factors database containing genetic sequences of concern

Virulence Factors Database 
The database was built on more than a decade of research into the factors that make pathogens dangerous. It compiles more than 10,000 sequences of concern comprising 850 types of sequences of concern from 75 species of bacteria, 96 viruses, 12 eukaryotic pathogens and other contributors to pathogens. 

These factors include (but are not limited to):  

  • Virulence factors
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Immune evasion factors
  • Human bioregulators
  • Protein toxins
  • Other threat factors (e.g., opioid enzyme pathways)
The database covers 100 percent of U.S. Select Agents and Australia Group Lists (Tier 1) and virtually all known bacterial human/zoonotic agents. To ensure the most comprehensive comparison is performed, the user is also provided with results against the full genomes of organisms derived from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database and other select agent registries around the world. 

Flowchart showing how ThreatSEQ works

Threat Identification Algorithm

The algorithm rapidly scans a requested DNA sequence and looks for matches within the threat factors database. Matches may be entire gene sequences or parts of gene sequences. Our ThreatSEQ web service has been designed to operate efficiently and to detect complex patterns (e.g., tiled mosaic DNA fragments).

In addition to identifying positive matches, our algorithm provides information about the types of threats that a gene sequence may present by analyzing the structures of the genes and their resulting functions. The existing analysis is supported by more than 4,400 full-text peer reviewed papers, and Battelle continues to update the database and algorithm as new research emerges.
 
Threat Reporting 
Battelle's ThreatSEQ solution provides easy-to-understand reports that flag the specific sequences of concern and characterize the potential hazard associated with the sequence. The reports allow reviewers to easily determine the threat level presented by the requested sequence and understand the rationale behind the threat determination.  

Reviewers can run reports of order history and threat status for easy tracking and auditing of screening results.

Threats are ranked for more efficient review. 

  • Threat = matches a known sequence of concern
  • Potential threat = matches any sequence in a non-annotated select agent's genome
  • Unlikely threat = matches a non-concerning sequence in an annotated select agent's genome
  • Non-threat = matches a sequence in a non-select agent's genome

Applications

researchers working in a labAs the synthetic biology industry matures and the technology becomes more powerful and affordable, biosecurity risks are growing. Existing solutions provide limited resolution and present a growing cost burden, largely driven by manual review of false positive screening hits. 

The ThreatSEQ DNA screen service empowers gene synthesis companies to make faster, more informed decisions to protect themselves, their clients and society from potential biosecurity risks. The software and analysis service provides rapid analysis of DNA sequences submitted for production to identify potential DNA sequences of concern prior to fulfilling gene synthesis requests. 

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Microelectronics Trust and Assurance

Rising reliance on semiconductors and other hardware components developed and sourced from the commercial sector has introduced new challenges for organizations responsible for national defense and homeland security. How can you ensure that faulty or malicious microelectronic devices and systems do not find their way into hardware that controls our defense weapon systems, infrastructure and other mission-critical systems? 

Silicon to Systems-Level Analysis

Systems integrators require state-of-the-art and novel solutions for microelectronics trust and assurance. Battelle offers a systems engineering approach to the problem by creating and delivering practical, scalable solutions that produce accurate and reliable results. We help our clients:

  • Conceptualize, develop and mature new verification and assurance instrumentation and characterization techniques for microelectronics and electronic subsystems
  • Leverage automation tools to reduce both time and costs associated with verification and assurance
  • Apply vertically integrated solutions to ensure the security and reliability of the system, subsystems and individual components

A Scalable, Science-Based Approach

All modern defense and infrastructure systems are reliant on microelectronic devices and embedded systems for their operation and competitive advantage. If these components are faulty or compromised in the supply chain, either intentionally or accidentally, the risk of mission failure is dramatically increased.

As electronic systems have become more complex and expensive, it is no longer practical to rely only on components manufactured by government accredited facilities. However, introducing commercially sourced chips and embedded systems creates tremendous challenges and risks for systems integrators.

  • A complex, multi-source supply chain makes it difficult to maintain a trusted chain-of-custody.
  • The complexity of modern integrated circuits and electronic systems exceeds the ability of humans to inspect all of their elements and identify flaws or intentional alterations.

Battelle applies vertically integrated, multidisciplinary research methodologies to the problem to close the gap between the increasing complexity of electronic components and the ability to verify and assure system functionality. We are creating new methods to bring together advanced instrumentation, novel algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI), informed by decades of experience developing complex embedded systems security solutions for national security customers.

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A Trusted Partner in Microelectronics Verification

Advantages of Battelle's Microelectronics trust and assurance capabilities

Battelle has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies and organizations to address cyber challenges for more than 20 years. We provide objective, science-based solutions for hardware and microelectronics verification that leverage state-of-the-art instruments, algorithms and methods, along with the deep expertise of our Microelectronics Assurance Team.

Technical Expertise
Our Microelectronics Assurance Team includes Ph.D.-level mathematicians, systems engineers, cybersecurity experts, materials scientists and computer scientists who bring a unique blend of expertise to the challenges of electronics verification and assurance. This domain expertise spans photonics, electron and ion beam microscopy, firmware and embedded system vulnerability research, reverse engineering, cryptography, semiconductor fabrication process, failure analysis and computational physics.

Advanced Laboratory Capabilities
Battelle's microelectronic security lab houses specialized tools and equipment for destructive and nondestructive device and subsystem characterization, including:

  • Barricade™ technology second order effect characterization 
  • Scanning optical (SOM) and electron (SEM) microscopy
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) imaging
  • Preparation and circuit editing
  • Probe station with laser circuit edit
  • Wire-bonding
  • Physical and chemical de-packaging equipment

Additionally, we have developed application-tailored large-area, multispectral automated optical inspection (AOI) capabilities for circuit card and electronic subsystem characterization and assurance.

Algorithms for Automation
We are actively developing unique algorithms and AI programs to automate and scale trust and assurance processes with applications to verification and assurance of electronic systems. Our learning and process automation algorithms go beyond human limitations to address the problem of growing complexity in the electronics market.

Vertically Integrated Verification

Battelle is researching solutions that address risks at every level in the system including microelectronic chips, printed circuit boards, embedded firmware and the integrated system. This vertically integrated approach enables us to qualify and define risk at each level of the design and quantify risk impact to the overall system based on mission capability requirements. In partnership with our clients, our team has developed a microelectronic assurance program that meets and exceeds mission gaps, needs and requirements for testing of an individual component and/or a systems-level diagnostic of physical and functional verification.

 

Physical Verification

Functional Verification

Is the component or system built correctly for its intended function? Has it been altered or compromised?

  • Destructive analysis
  • Design verification
  • High-resolution optical and electron (SEM) imaging
  • Advanced semiconductor failure analysis technique development, including applied scanning optical microscopy (SOM)

Does the component or system function as intended?

  • Nondestructive detection of counterfeit microelectronics using second order effects
  • Novel active and passive nondestructive technique development
  • Applied mathematics for complexity-tolerance trust and assurance

Environmental Informatics

New technologies and sampling methods have made it easier to gather environmental data. But how do you manage it all? And how do you cut through the noise to draw meaningful conclusions? Battelle’s Environmental Informatics team can help you: 

  • Design and implement environmental data systems that are effective, reliable and flexible
  • Improve and preserve data quality
  • Standardize data collected from disparate sources for comparability and repeatability
  • Find meaningful trends and connections hidden in large volumes of environmental data
  • Use data more effectively for risk analyses and decision making

Applications

Environmental Informatics applies data systems and analytical tools to extract insights and understanding from large volumes of environmental data. Battelle’s data systems support all kinds of environmental programs and research projects, including restoration projects, ecological research and long-term environmental monitoring programs.

Our team can: 

  • Optimize Environmental Data Systems: The volume, velocity and variety (three “Vs”) of environmental data collection puts tremendous stress on data systems. At the same time, the pace of decision making and increasingly sophisticated questions from researchers, regulators and other stakeholders demand systems that accelerate data throughput and enable integration of varied lines of evidence. We will design—or redesign—your environmental data systems to improve data stability, preserve data integrity and make your data more accessible and usable for all of your stakeholders.
  • Improve and Preserve Environmental Data Quality: Our data scientists will work with you to develop data quality systems and methods that improve the accuracy, precision, completeness, replicability and representativeness of your data. We will optimize your data collection and management systems and standardize data collected from disparate sources so your data products are accurate, comparable and repeatable. 
  • Reveal Defensible Insights From Environmental Data: Making effective remediation, policy or regulatory decisions requires going beyond “number crunching.” Our systems allow data to be used to answer complicated environmental questions, draw defensible conclusions and communicate complex information to all stakeholders. 

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Capabilities

Battelle combines subject matter expertise in environmental sciences and information technology to design practical data quality systems tailored to environmental research programs. Our Environmental Informatics team builds customized informatics solutions, using world-class data science informed by a deep understanding of the realities of environmental data collection and focusing on the research questions that users need to answer. 

Services

Environmental Data System Design and Optimization 

Environmental Data System Design: Our data systems are built around your lines of evidence, data quality objectives, data collection methods, interoperability needs, security requirements and budget. 

Decision Support and Conceptual Site Modeling: Battelle ensures that your data work more effectively in environmental research, restoration or policy decisions because our system designs are framed that way. 

Workflow-Based Requirements Analyses & Acceptability Testing: We use workflow-based requirements analyses to design systems for complex environmental investigations. 

Legacy System Migrations or Improvement via Distributed Services: Battelle helps clients retain the value of legacy systems while also exploiting newer technologies, approaches or efficiencies. 

Data Quality Systems

Quality Management Plans: Our quality management plans address program quality and organizational leadership. We’ll design a quality system for you that holds up from the field to the lab to the decision. 

Lifecycle Management of Sample Custody and Lab Providers: Our barcode-based sample management systems let you track environmental samples every step of the way from field collection plans to final recording of laboratory results. Our electronic data deliverable (EDD) protocols handle diverse formats used by Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). 

Cyberinfrastructure with Embedded Quality Control: Battelle addresses data quality, beginning at the moment of capture through real-time QC, with synchronized lexicons and place-specific constraints so data producers can solve issues immediately. 

Data Analytics, Visualization and Query 

Data Analytics: Because decision models are the foundation of Battelle’s system designs, our data analytics tools readily convert environmental data into relevant information, intuitive visualizations, reliable predictions and defensible decisions. Our flexible, iterative analytical models enable sensitivity analyses, human health risk projections and decision tradeoffs.

Data Visualization: Our data visualization tools turn complex environmental data into easily digestible information in the form of charts, graphs, maps or animations. They allow users to quickly see patterns and trends in environmental data and communicate complex information to non-technical stakeholders. 

Semantic Search: Battelle applies advanced analytical methods—including machine learning, natural language processing and ontology development—to help researchers find fast answers to complex questions. Using our ontology-based approach, our semantic programs quickly return relevant and meaningful results, reducing the time required to analyze large datasets or find relevant information from large libraries of scientific literature. 

Benefits

When you come to Battelle, you can have confidence that your data systems will be optimized for your specific needs and built to preserve data quality, validity and comparability. Our systems are designed to enable effective data-driven decisions for your environmental programs.  

Physical Chemistry Studies

When you’re developing new agrochemical or pharmaceutical formulations, you need accurate information about the physical chemical properties of the compounds in your product. Battelle offers a range of physical chemistry analyses to meet regulatory requirements and provides valuable information to guide development for your active ingredients and products.  

Applications

Knowing the physical properties of your compounds and products enables a greater understanding of how they will behave, either in the body for pharmaceuticals or in the environment for agrochemicals. Battelle can provide you with accurate data on a range of properties for use in regulatory applications, research and development and product formulation.

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Capabilities

Our experienced physical chemistry team works with you to ensure that your requirements are met, utilizing our purpose-built GLP-compliant laboratory. Battelle brings together scientific expertise and extensive experience in navigating regulatory requirements for both pharmaceutical and agrochemical products. Our research teams can work within any quality system to meet requirements for FDA, OECD or other regulatory bodies. We apply our technical expertise to provide highly accurate and reliable physical chemistry property determinations and ensure rapid completion of your studies.

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Physical Properties 
We use a range of analytical techniques to determine physical chemical properties, including: 

  • Dissociation constant (pKa)
  • Partition coefficient (logP)
  • Melting point
  • Aqueous solubility
  • Surface tension
  • Vapour pressure

Certificate of Analysis
We conduct GLP-compliant studies to provide you with data for identification and purity determination of standards, recertification of expired certificates or initial certification. Techniques used include: 

  • HPLC
  • NMR
  • LC-MS/MS
  • UV/Vis 
  • Karl Fischer

Benefits

We have the expertise and experience you need to ensure that your studies are well designed, meet all regulatory requirements and give you data you can trust. We’ll help you complete your projects in a timely and efficient manner so you can streamline development timelines and move your product to market with confidence. 

Quality Assurance

When it comes to regulatory submission for agrochemical products, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) at Battelle, located in the UK, oversees laboratories involved in agrochemical studies to ensure regulatory compliance to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).  

Applications

QUA is an independent group that provides quality oversight for laboratories conducting research for agrochemical product registration and regulatory compliance. We work with laboratories to ensure that their quality systems fully meet the requirements of sponsors, government agencies or other regulatory authorities. Since the formation of the company, the QAU has been involved in ten government inspections for new companies, new laboratories and laboratories moving to new premises. 

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Capabilities

Our staff brings more than 50 years of regulatory experience in GLP and includes members of the Research Quality Association (RQA) who have previously served on, or are currently serving on, the Association’s board and committees. The QAU is separate from and independent of the Battelle Study Directors and reports directly to the head of the test facilities to ensure objective oversight of Battelle and non-Battelle labs. 

Services

We work with laboratories to ensure that regulatory work is performed in accordance with the principles of GLP and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to the highest quality standards.

Our quality assurance process includes:

  • Review of all study plans, phase plans and amendments
  • Critical “in-life” study-based inspections 
  • Process-based inspections to identify potential systemic issues 
  • Inspection of laboratories, SOP systems, reference and test item handling, computer systems, staff records and the GLP Archive 
  • Audit and review of final reports using a combination of complete and sample checks
  • Sub-contractor audits to ensure that all work follows GLP

Benefits

With Battelle’s proactive and independent quality assurance program, you can rest assured your laboratory will meet all quality requirements to conduct regulatory work. Our unit will ensure that regulatory work is conducted and reported to the highest standard of quality and compliance with international GLP requirements. 

Battelle Public Health Center for Substance Use Research

For more than 50 years, public health agencies have counted on Battelle for objective, science-based answers to complex questions surrounding tobacco and nicotine use and exposure. Now we’re expanding on these capabilities to focus on related products including marijuana and opioids. 

Applications

The Battelle Public Health Center for Substance Use Research brings together the world’s best researchers, facilities and methods to help the public health community understand the range of tobacco, marijuana and opioid products available, how consumers use those substances and the risks associated with them. Our research focuses on some of today’s most critical—and complicated—clinical and behavioral questions, such as: 

  • What are the human health risks associated with different product types, exposure routes and dosages for tobacco, marijuana, opioids and other compounds? 
  • How do changes in user behavior or product characteristics impact exposure risks?
  • How do co-dependencies on tobacco, marijuana and opioids impact user behaviors and health risks? 

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Capabilities

Tobacco and Nicotine Products
Battelle has long been recognized as one of the world’s leading research facilities for tobacco and nicotine products. Our researchers provide product characterization, human exposure studies and behavioral studies for a wide variety of tobacco and nicotine products including cigars and cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, waterpipes, and other emerging tobacco and nicotine delivery products. We conduct human smoking studies using sophisticated smoking chambers that allow for discreet observation and precise measurement of smoking behavior in a comfortable and controlled environment. Learn more.

Marijuana 
The landscape of marijuana use, both medicinally and recreationally, has expanded dramatically over the last decade, yet the benefits and long-term risks of marijuana are still largely unknown. Where can healthcare workers and policy makers go to find the most relevant research to answer their pressing questions? Battelle is building on deep experience with substance use research to extend its expertise to marijuana. We provide well-designed, well-controlled trials to study the health effects associated with marijuana use and how marijuana interacts with tobacco and other substances. Our researchers can perform large-scale national public health surveys that follow people who use marijuana over time to understand how often, how much and what forms of marijuana they use. Learn more.

Opioids
The U.S. is currently facing an opioid abuse epidemic of unprecedented proportions. Battelle researchers are working to understand the scope and extend of the opioid problem, use patterns among opioid users, triggers for opioid abuse, the health risks and exposure effects for opioid users, and the efficacy of treatments and public health policies aimed at addressing opioid addiction. Our scientists bring unique experience in poly-drug use related to opioids and other substances of abuse, surveillance data to monitor trends in consumption and user groups, and individual-level characteristics that impact the pathway between initiation and problem use. Learn more

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Evaluating Product Characteristics and Exposure Risks
Accurately characterize tobacco, nicotine, marijuana and opioids products and evaluate how their physical and chemical properties impact human exposure risks. 

  • Product Characterization: Our state-of-the-art laboratory includes organic and inorganic analytical instruments and innovative characterization technologies for measurement of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs/SVOCs), heavy metals, particulates and tobacco-specific nitrosamines. 
  • Smoking Topography Studies: We use a sophisticated puff analyzer to build a precise “puff profile” for each individual smoker of tobacco-related products. Smoking topography allows us to better measure how smoking behavior impacts exposure and how products influence puff behavior.
  • Human Exposure Studies: We use biomarkers in human breath, saliva and blood to measure the exposure effects of different products on the human body. Our smoking chamber provides a controlled environment for accurate measurement of exposure levels in both direct and secondhand smoke and aerosol exposure studies of tobacco products.
Connecting the Dots Between Substance Use Behavior, Exposure and Risk
Get a clear understanding of how smokers consume tobacco, marijuana and opioids, including combustible forms, and how substance use behavior is impacted by product design. Analyzing both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics interactions, our experts can close the gap between product characteristics, user behavior and acute and chronic exposure to toxicants.

  • User Behavior: We conduct both survey and observational studies to understand how users actually consumer different kinds of tobacco, nicotine, marijuana and opioids and how product characteristics impact their behavior and choices. 
  • User Perception: We use sophisticated survey and observational methods to measure user perception for a variety of products and evaluate how perception influences user behavior. 
  • Dependence and Withdrawal: We study dependence and withdrawal behaviors and symptoms for different kinds of tobacco, marijuana and opioids to better understand how product characteristics influence addiction.

Benefits

Our People: Our team includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in both clinical and behavioral research for tobacco, nicotine, opioids and marijuana. We bring together leading experts in behavioral science, analytical and physical chemistry, pharmacology, psychology, toxicology and related disciplines to answer complex questions.

Our Facilities: We conduct our research in state-of-the-art laboratories in Baltimore, MD and Columbus, OH. We have unique experimental chambers designed to safely test combustible products and rigorously assess environmental exposure. Our facilities house some of the most sophisticated analytical equipment in the world, including puff topography systems, laboratory-based smoking machine devices, and breath analyzers for highly accurate quantitative data collection. 

Our Methods: We are advancing tobacco, marijuana and opioid science with cutting-edge methods validated by exacting research. Our researchers are credited with the identification of new biomarkers of tobacco exposure and the development of new product characterization methodologies, aerosol measurement technologies, in vivo study methods and behavioral methodologies.  

Emergency Preparedness

Is your Emergency Management team ready to meet the new Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) standards for emergency preparedness? The time to start evaluating your emergency preparedness program is now, before financial penalties affect your healthcare organization.

Applications

On Sept. 16, 2016, CMS published a new rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, in the Federal Register. Rule requirements must be met by Nov. 15, 2017. Battelle can help you cut through the confusion and develop a plan that will ensure the safety of your patients, fully meet the new CMS regulations, and avoid potential financial penalties. 

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Capabilities

Battelle has extensive experience in helping healthcare facilities assess their capability to respond to emergency situations, especially ones that require coordination with other hospitals, government officials and first responder agencies. We developed a standardized CMS Emergency Preparedness and Response Assessment (snapshot assessment) based on the published CMS regulations and deeming entity emergency preparedness standards, such as The Joint Commission, Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.

Our team is also available for a range of follow-up services, including modifying or developing emergency preparedness plans, developing implementation plans, training and planning community-based disaster drills. 

Features

Our two-day onsite snapshot assessment uses a coaching/mentoring process in partnership with your Emergency Management team. Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Pre-Work: We’ll provide you with a self-assessment tool to complete before our scheduled visit.
  • Day One: Our experienced/credentialed healthcare emergency preparedness professionals review your Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management plans and processes.
  • Day Two: We combine/analyze our findings and your self-assessment findings, prepare an out-brief, and discuss our initial findings with you.
  • Final Report: You’ll get an easy to understand report outlining your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and recommended next steps.

Benefits

The Battelle snapshot assessment leverages our emergency preparedness expertise to provide effective, affordable and easy-to-implement assessment and planning tools for healthcare organizations of all sizes.

Global Health

In today’s connected world, a global focus on health is more important than ever. Battelle is improving the health of people worldwide through science-based programs for biosurveillance, food security, public health preparedness, exposure assessment and biodefense. We work with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and other agencies in the U.S. and around the world to reduce threats to global health, from Ebola outbreaks to chemical weapons exposure.

Applications

Our team works with agencies and public health organizations across the globe to monitor and respond to a wide range of threats to human health, including infectious disease, food security, hazardous exposures and biological or chemical attacks. We are focused on building local capacity and strengthening worldwide networks to improve biosecurity and global health. 

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Capabilities

Battelle brings extensive subject matter expertise in a range of related disciplines, including epidemiology, medical readiness and response, toxicology, hazardous materials management, public health, data analytics, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRNE) defense. We can pull from expertise across Battelle to put together the right team to address any global health challenge. Our presence is worldwide, and we've working countries such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Vietnam, Iraq, Tanzania and Georgia. We have deep experience in building in-country response capacity and developing laboratory networks to improve global response. 

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Occupational and Environmental Health
Reduce the risks and liabilities associated with occupational and environmental exposures. Battelle combines expertise in occupational medicine, environmental health and industrial hygiene to help military clients prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from threats related to toxic industrial chemicals and other occupational hazards. Learn more.

On-Site Lab Management
We have years of experience of overseeing critical global health projects for the CDC and other government agencies. Our expertise includes repository management of high-risk biological specimens. Learn more.

Food and Agricultural Security Preparedness 
Battelle is working to identify and protect against potential threats to our food supply. Our team helps national and local agencies and agricultural producers develop practical plans for food and agricultural security. Our services include food safety programs to protect food supplies from food-borne pathogens or contamination and predictive analytics to analyze potential food security threats. 

Exposure Assessment 
Chemical, biological and radiological hazards create complex public health challenges. Battelle provides expert exposure assessment and hazard analysis to help determine the magnitude, frequency and duration of exposure; the sources and pathways of exposure; and the resulting human health risks for the exposed population. Our services include reach-back assessment, hazard analysis, laboratory diagnostics, laboratory system set-up, and training in biosafety, epidemiology, emergency response and other related fields.

Biosurveillance 
We’re working to strengthen the ability of public health organizations around the globe to monitor and respond to infectious disease threats, including influenza, food-borne illnesses and emerging pathogens. For decades, we have worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on biosurveillance programs for influenza, Zika, Ebola and other infectious diseases. We are building laboratory networks around the world to monitor emerging disease threats and improve biosecurity.   

Biodefense 
Illness is a frequent and critical threat to public health. Battelle provides gap analysis assessments and medical training to improve surveillance, reporting and response. Learn more

Civilian Public Health Preparedness 

We help civilian health organizations evaluate, refine and implement response plans for emerging infectious diseases and other potential public health hazards. Our team brings together expertise in public health, emergency management, epidemiology, preventive medicine, medical entomology, healthcare administration and related allied health and emergency response fields. 

Benefits

Our programs are improving health for people worldwide. Our practical, science-based approaches focus on achievable solutions for complex global health challenges. We help countries and agencies mitigate threats to human health and reduce the risks of potentially destabilizing global health emergencies. 

Mass Spectrometry & Advanced Analytical Methods

At Battelle, you’ll find world-class expertise and equipment for mass spectrometry—and a whole lot more. Our research teams do more than run standard analytical tests. We apply deep subject matter expertise in analytical chemistry and related disciplines to solve problems. 

Applications

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We apply advanced mass spectrometry methods to solve critical problems for: 

  • Environmental assessment and monitoring
  • Chemical forensics and sample attribution 
  • Hydrocarbon forensics 
  • Consumer product formulation and failure analysis
  • Agrochemical formulation and registration
  • Toxicology and exposure studies
  • Tobacco and nicotine product characterization
  • Food and beverage analysis and ingredient verification
  • Chemical and biological and explosive weapons defense
 
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Capabilities

Battelle brings together highly experienced and credentialed staff – including Ph.D.-level analytical chemists, organic chemists and biochemists—to design mass spectrometry studies tailored to your specific questions and applications. We can also reach back across Battelle for subject matter expertise on a broad range of scientific and technical topics.

Battelle delivers: 

  • State-of-the-art equipment, methods and quality systems for accurate, defensible data
  • Expert consulting for study design and data interpretation
  • New method development and validation to address non-standard challenges
  • Rapid response for time-critical challenges

Services

researcher working in a mass spectrometry labAdvanced Analytical Services
Battelle applies advanced mass spectrometry methods to deliver precise, accurate answers to critical questions. We have the facilities, experience, and regulatory permits to work with even the most challenging analytes and matrices. Our experience spans a wide spectrum of industrial chemicals, environmental contaminants, food ingredients and other substances, including hydrocarbons, PFAS, persistent organic pollutants, food additives and ingredients, polymers, metabolites, chemical and biological agents, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Some of the matrices we’ve worked with include soils, sediments, water and other liquids, oils, biological tissues, excretions, foods and beverages, air and textiles. Our researchers can work within any needed quality system, including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and ISO 9001.

Battelle’s specialties include:
  • Ultra-low detection of trace-level constituents or contaminants 
  • Analysis of complex mixtures and matrices
  • Chemical fingerprinting for source attribution
  • Analysis of highly toxic/dangerous substances such as chemical and biological weapons, illicit drugs and explosives
researcher working in a mass spectrometry labStudy Design & Method Development
Every study at Battelle starts with a thorough understanding of the questions you need to answer and the data required to answer them. Rather than simply running standard analyses, we help you determine the most efficient approach to getting the data you really need. Our experienced team of study directors and investigators will work with you to design a study around your requirements, including sampling methods, analytical techniques and data interpretation. If appropriate sampling or analytical methods do not exist, we can help you develop and validate new methods to get the answers you need. 

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Battelle offers a team of organic chemists with advanced degrees and experience in designing and executing custom syntheses, including stable-isotope labeled materials. Battelle organic chemists are skilled in the synthesis and characterization of highly bioactive compounds (including toxins and toxic chemicals). Areas of expertise include natural products, heterocyclic chemicals, alkaloid chemicals, aromatic chemicals, polymeric macro-molecules (including dendrimers and hyper-branched polymers), pesticides, organophosphorus compounds and pharmaceuticals, including fentanyl and related compounds. Battelle routinely synthesizes materials with purity of 95 percent or greater in both small (milligrams) and large (100 gram) quantities.

Benefits

When you come to Battelle, you get more than standard analysis. We have the expertise to deliver highly accurate results and help you understand what your data is telling you. Our holistic approach to analytical challenges allows us to identify the root cause and solve your problems efficiently and effectively.

Spray Drift & Droplet Size Characterization

Get the data you need to move through agrichemical field testing and product registration quickly and efficiently. Battelle’s aerosol and air quality experts use U.S. EPA-approved protocols to determine droplet size and accurately model spray drift potential for product labeling and registration. 

Applications

Registration and labeling for tank mix agrichemical formulations require accurate data on droplet size and spray drift potential. We give agrichemical manufacturers the data they need to determine appropriate nozzle combinations and buffer zones, properly label their products and meet registration requirements.


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Battelle brings more than 30 years of experience in characterizing liquid synthetic and biological active ingredient mixtures. We conduct controlled studies using current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protocols and use the AgDisp™ modeling program to determine droplet size and model spray drift. Our studies are conducted under stringent quality systems for U.S. and EU product registration, including ISO, ASTM and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). 

Battelle has two facilities where we can determine droplet size testing or design novel studies in a wind-controlled environment. Our unique facilities eliminate the need for expensive field testing for drift deposition, volatility and other applications.

Battelle uses a wide range of collectors including monofilament string, artificial foliage, rotary samplers, cascade impactors, impingers and an Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS 3321). Collectors can be positioned at multiple locations up to approximately 130 feet (40 meters) downwind of the sprayer. Collected samples are analyzed following established procedures and can be customized as needed.


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Indoor Facility: Environmentally Controlled Wind Tunnel

Our wind tunnel is constructed inside a facility with temperature and environmental controls. The working section of the wind tunnel is 6’ x 6’ with maximum wind speeds of roughly 15 mph. The unique engineering design allows for shorter wind tunnel length and better temperature control, resulting in more accurate data.

Outdoor Facility: Ambient Breeze Tunnel
Battelle’s one-of-a-kind spray testing facility, located outside of Columbus, Ohio, is approximately 150’ long with a 20’ x 20’ cross section. The facility offers the flexibility to quickly test full-scale sprayers under a range of conditions in a wind-controlled environment. Wind speeds ranging from 2 mph up to 180 mph can be locally generated to simulate ground-based and aerial applications. We can also add simulated crop cover to the facility. 

Services

Indoor Wind Tunnel Spray Testing services

  • Droplet Size Distribution Characterization
  • Laser Instrumentation
  • Malvern SprayTec
  • Phase Dopler Interferometer
  • Modeling (AgDisp™, AgDrift™ and RegDisp™)
  • Study Design
  • Study Report Writing and EPA Submissions

 Outdoor Ambient Breeze Tunnel (ABT) Spray Testing services:

  • Field testing in a controlled-wind environment to replace field drift, deposition and volatility testing
  • Nozzle testing for ground (low wind speed) and aerial (high wind speed) applications
  • Flexible configurations for droplet sizing, including concurrent and cross-flow winds in low-speed wind tunnel and high-speed wind tunnel setups
  • Spray testing designs for turf, crops, orchard and vineyard spray applications
  • Assessment of downwind drift of spray material for ground sediment and airborne particle measurement
  • On-site analytical chemistry laboratories for supporting analysis 
  • Agricultural spray boom simulation design and testing
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Benefits

Our controlled indoor and ambient tunnels will help you significantly reduce costs and timelines for collection of droplet and spray drift data. Testing in the indoor wind tunnel reduces timelines and improves accuracy for droplet size characterization. The outdoor ABT allows us to mimic field testing in a controlled wind tunnel environment, ensuring optimal testing conditions and reducing the need for field testing. We conduct all of our testing using maximum safety and quality controls. In addition, we make agrichemical spray drift testing easy for you: we have no restrictions for the spraying and testing of chemical actives, and all materials are collected safely and disposed of using appropriate HAZMAT procedures. 

Marine & Coastal Services

Battelle's experienced marine and coastal scientists help government and industry clients develop and implement integrated plans that promote sustainable economic growth. We apply best practices and state-of-the-science analytical techniques to help government and commercial clients make practical decisions.  

Applications

Battelle uses industry-leading analytics and technology to help you evaluate, select, develop and implement effective, balanced solutions for complex marine and coastal challenges. 

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Battelle's experienced marine and coastal scientists help government and industry clients develop and implement integrated plans that promote sustainable economic growth. We apply best practices and state-of-the-science analytical techniques to help government and commercial clients make practical decisions.  

Services

Our services include:

Integrated Assessment & Monitoring
Get accurate, defensible data for confident decision making in delicate marine environments. Battelle offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary marine assessment and baseline characterization services, from gap analysis and database management to field sampling and public scoping and reporting.

NEPA Compliance & Planning
Our marine and coastal professionals work with you to develop Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Biological Assessments, and other supporting documents that are scientifically credible, legally defensible, and consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)
Develop comprehensive ocean management plans that incorporate economic, environmental and public use considerations. Battelle brings 60 years of ocean and coastal experience and unmatched science and technical resources across a broad range of disciplines for an integrated approach to MSP that protects natural resources for future generations while promoting safe and effective use for today.  

Chemistry Consulting & Services
Develop and apply analytical methods for sediment, tissue, and water that meet rigorous method detection limits and measurement quality objectives. We specialize in nonstandard, often ultra-sensitive, analyses in complex matrices to characterize contaminants down to background concentrations.

Environmental Management Information Systems
Rely on Battelle for comprehensive information management support for environmental programs, including systems planning, data acquisition, database management, application development, information visualization, and decision modeling. 

Marine and Atmospheric Corrosion Studies
Battelle’s Florida Materials Research Facility specializes in the evaluation of materials in a subtropical marine environment, including natural weathering, marine immersion, corrosion and dynamic testing.

Benefits

Maximize the use of resources while safeguarding fragile marine and coastal environments.

Air Quality

When you need accurate, objective answers for air quality questions, count on Battelle. We provide comprehensive technical support and subject matter expertise for program management, method development and technology transfer. Our scientists are advancing the science of emissions characterization and air quality monitoring to lower detection limits, measure chemicals of concern, improve data accuracy and provide clients with actionable insights.  

Applications

Improving air quality is of national and international importance, given the known health and economic impacts that result from exposures to pollutants in ambient and indoor air.

We get you the data you need to:

  • Characterize and quantify emissions
  • Evaluate air quality management programs
  • Ensure compliance with Clean Air Act and other regulatory requirements
  • Assess potential human health or environmental risks

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For more than 40 years, government agencies and private companies have trusted Battelle to help them understand complex air quality issues and make effective, science-based decisions. As the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, we continually reinvest in research to stay on top of the latest advances in air quality monitoring and emissions characterization. Our team brings together extensive expertise in air quality program design and management, field data collection, analytical chemistry, modeling, data analytics, quality assurance and outreach.  

Services

Battelle uses state-of-the-art methods and equipment to get accurate, defensible air quality data, indoors or out.

Our team can:

  • Characterize emissions from natural and industrial processes
  • Quantify a variety of ambient and indoor pollutants with low detection limits
  • Assess, improve the quality of, and manage air quality monitoring programs
  • Develop and evaluate the performance of air monitoring methods and technologies
  • Model the transport of pollutants through the environment and predict pollutant exposures
  • Build capacity of air monitoring management programs
  • Assess risks to human health from exposure to airborne pollutants
  • Communicate exposure risks and mitigation decisions to stakeholders

Benefits

At Battelle, we go beyond standard methods to find new solutions to complex problems in air quality measurement, characterization and monitoring. We are continually working to advance the science and develop new methods that improve data accuracy, reduce costs and enable better decision making.

We can help you:

  • Reduce the costs and timelines for data collection
  • Improve the accuracy and quality of your data
  • Address emerging air quality concerns with new methods and technologies
  • Expand the capacity of your internal teams
  • Make better decisions with the data you have

Ecology

Climate change is complex, requiring a broad perspective that spans climatology, natural ecosystems, social and economic systems, and infrastructure. Battelle teams collaborate across disciplines to apply a “climate lens” to understand risks, vulnerabilities and impacts across sectors, and devise and monitor solutions for government and private clients. 

Applications

Our research can be used to help inform conservation and policy-making activities, and provide insights for natural resource management. Whether examining the impacts of climate change on infrastructure or human health or identifying highly vulnerable populations to heat waves or storms, Battelle has the capacity to look holistically at the links between climate, environment and people, and identify the datasets, analysis and capacity building required to boost resilience.

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NEON Program
Battelle is completing the construction, commissioning and initial operations of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Once completed and fully functional, NEON will serve as an extremely important national asset for providing long-term ecological data to the scientific community. The NEON program will advance the ability of scientists to examine and understand the interactions between life and the environment from coast-to-coast in the United States including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The 81 field sites will include a technological infrastructure that gathers information from air, water and land sensors, as well as field samples, over the course of a human generation. The vast amounts of data generated and the technical and human resources developed from NEON will help advance human understanding for decades to come. 

Communicating Climate Change
Battelle has extensive experience with the communication of key climate change information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, such as exposure to climate-related risks, data and data products for understanding climate change, or vulnerability and adaptation needs. Understanding the range of potential impacts anticipated from climate change, and the uncertainty with climate projections and impacts, is critical to support decision-making in a wide variety of sectors such as health, energy, agriculture, water resources and transportation. 

Natural Resources and Ecosystems
Battelle brings extensive experience analyzing the environmental impacts of programs and projects, and understanding the Earth observations and statistical methods needed to monitor interactions among climate change, biodiversity, invasive species, disease vectors, infrastructure and health. Building from analyses for a government client on climate change impacts to the coastal environments of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, Battelle has continued to apply our natural resource and coastal expertise to climate change challenges. For example, we led multiple tasks focused on identifying ecosystem services that could be impacted by climate change in the Ohio River Basin, including identification of resources at risk and formulating appropriate adaptation strategies.

Critical Infrastructure and Security
Battelle is a recognized global leader in critical infrastructure and security projects, recently supporting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grantees to ensure appropriate water system engineering design for West Africa. More broadly, Battelle supports private and commercial clients in understanding risks to energy, transportation, communication, health system and water infrastructure from a host of climatic, chemical and biological threats.

Vulnerability Assessments
Battelle has conducted vulnerability and adaptation assessments and provided training on methodologies applicable at the program and project level. These vulnerability and adaptation assessments have combined our expertise in natural and built environments, satellite-based data products, stakeholder engagement methods, and data analytics and visualization. As an example, Battelle has developed a conceptual methodology for climate change probabilistic risk assessment and associated adaptation tool design, using a coastal environment as an example application. The conceptual methodology incorporates hydrologic and hydraulic connectivity, sea level rise, evapotranspiration, and spatial and temporal patterns of rainfall, along with compounding non-climate stressors. 

Institutional Capacity Building
Adapting to or mitigating climate risks may also require institutional capacity building. Battelle works with organizations to build their capacity to conduct scientific research and development for climate adaptation and beyond, and to apply this research to meet stakeholder needs. Battelle activities have ranged from technical skills-building workshops to comprehensive assessments of human capacity and facility needs, to design of strategic research agendas. Government agencies and other stakeholders are consulted to ensure that results are actionable and policy-relevant, and tools are practical, usable and sustainable.

Benefits

We have the cross-cutting expertise to make the connection between environmental exposures, climate variability and change, infrastructure, and the health and safety of populations.

Environmental Health

Environmental health encompasses some of today’s most critical and complex public health challenges. Battelle provides effective solutions to these challenges – from characterizing environmental and climate risks to assessing and managing their impacts on human health. Our toxicological assessments have been used to set government priorities for chemical exposure and help private and public entities balance and manage environmental risks.

Applications

The environment and human health are intertwined. Determining exactly how the environment influences human health is a complicated endeavor. Our team of experts can help you identify patterns of environmental health risks to better determine effective policies and programs. 

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Services

Our services include:

Toxic Chemical Characterization

Battelle has been active since the 1980s in supporting the characterization of hazardous and toxic substances such as asbestos and lead. For more than 20 years, we have provided rulemaking, risk assessment and risk management support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, helping the nation realize tremendous reductions in overall childhood lead exposure levels and the number of lead poisoning cases. Battelle also has supported toxic chemical risk assessment and reduction, increasing access to chemical data, and promoting the design and use of safer chemicals as part of the EPA’s existing chemicals program.

Toxicological Assessment of Health Effects
Battelle provides industry-leading general toxicology services for the environmental health agencies as well as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical industries. We execute routine and non-traditional toxicology studies, customizing our services to meet the unique needs of each client. Our scientists deliver superior results to support Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and non-GLP testing, determination of toxicology and carcinogenicity for environmental contaminants, and development of investigational new drugs.

Data Visualization for Environmental and Health Applications
Battelle leads projects in environmental and health data visualization using cutting-edge techniques to communicate complex scientific information to policymakers, resource managers and the public.

Satellite and Ground-Based Monitoring Data Analysis
Battelle has pioneered the use of satellite data to supplement ground-based measurements of air quality, meteorological, solar, wind, land cover, socioeconomic and vegetation parameters. We have extensive experience converting information into geo-spatial indicators, for communication with non-technical audiences. 

Climate Change Impacts: Boosting the Resilience of Vulnerable Populations
Understanding the range of potential impacts anticipated from climate change, and the uncertainty with climate projections and impacts, is critical to support decision-making in a wide variety of sectors including health, energy, agriculture, water resources and transportation. From Southeast Asia to the Northeastern U.S., Battelle has examined the combination of exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity that makes populations vulnerable to specific climate changes. These data are evaluated in GIS-analysis along with socioeconomic data and livelihoods, to develop robust analyses of vulnerability and assess potential adaptation options to boost resilience.

Benefits

Our research has been used to set EPA priorities for chemical exposure and help organizations balance and manage environmental risks.

Environmental Restoration

There are many approaches to site remediation — but which is the best one for your site? Battelle can help you cut through the complexity and understand your risks and options so you can make the best remediation decision. 

Applications

Battelle provides comprehensive environmental services for site assessment, characterization, management, monitoring and closure. We can help you address sites contaminated with a broad range of contaminants, including hydrocarbons, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants. PFAS are fluorinated organic chemicals and include PFOA, commonly referred to as C8 or ammonium perfluorooctanoate, and PFOS also known as perfluorooctane sulfonate.

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Battelle is leading the way in the development of new approaches for characterization and remediation of sites contaminated with a broad range of problematic contaminants. We do more than standard studies and remediation activities. Our team brings unmatched scientific and technical expertise in remediation options, as well as a deep understanding of regulatory requirements and stakeholder concerns, to find new and innovative options.

We can help you at every stage of the remediation process, from initial site assessment to site closure. Our team will: 
  • Design a characterization strategy to find the answers you need for effective decision making 
  • Identify and quantify human health and exposure risks and develop a framework for determining unacceptable risks
  • Optimize your remediation plan to address regulatory concerns and meet the needs of all stakeholders 
  • Develop new technologies and methods to address emerging contaminants and difficult remediation challenges

Services

Site Characterization 
Battelle combines field experience and world-class laboratory analytical services to give you the answers you need to understand complex contamination problems. We bring together all the expertise you need—including fate and transport modeling, chemistry, environmental science, toxicology and data analytics—to provide accurate, defensible data and objective analysis.

We offer: 
  • Accurate identification and quantification of a broad range of contaminants (including persistent volatile organic compounds  (VOCs), per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), heavy metals and hydrocarbons) in soil, sediment, water, air and biological tissue 
  • State-of-the-art sampling and analytical methods for low-level detection, high-resolution site characterization, source zone characterization and analysis of comingled contaminant plumes
  • Modeling and 3D visualization tools to help you understand the nature, extent, fate and transport of contaminants on your site and analyze exposure scenarios
  • Accurate, objective evaluation of human health and ecological risks
  • Method development and validation for non-standard sampling and analytical challenges

Remedy Selection and Optimization 
Selecting the right remedy for contaminated sites requires a clear understanding of the end goals, costs and treatment options. Battelle can help you optimize your remediation plan to control costs, improve treatment effectiveness, and move your site towards closure as safely and efficiently as possible. We offer objective, science-based answers tailored to the unique characteristics of your site.

Our team provides: 
  • Feasibility studies to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of different remediation options based on site characteristics, contaminant levels, and cleanup goals 
  • Remedy selection, design and optimization
  • Assistance with developing remedial exit strategies, transitioning to lower-cost, less aggressive methods (treatment train approach) and achieving final site closure
  • Designing and implementing optimized long-term monitoring strategies
  • Technology development and transfer to address non-standard remediation challenges

Benefits

At Battelle, we are working to make contaminated site remediation more effective, affordable and sustainable. Our deep understanding of the science allows us to develop site characterization and management strategies tailored to your site characteristics, goals and priorities. We can work with you to find the most time- and cost-efficient approach to remediating your site and help you move towards site closure with confidence. 

Analytical Chemistry

When you need more than standard testing services, count on Battelle. We go beyond standardized analytical testing to help you select the right methods for the environmental challenges you need to address and understand what your data is telling you. 

Applications

We provide analytical chemistry support for a broad range of environmental projects, including:

  • Environmental assessment
  • Site characterization
  • Sediment management
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Exposure studies

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Our analytical chemistry services are backed by a deep understanding of environmental science so we can help you find the most effective and cost-efficient path to finding the answers you need. If the right method doesn’t exist, we can help you develop it.

Battelle brings together world-class analytical laboratory services with expertise in environmental science, toxicology, data analytics and statistics to deliver:  

  • Quality data even under challenging conditions, including low detection limits and difficult analytes or matrices 
  • Expert consulting services for method selection, data analysis and interpretation
  • New method development and optimization for non-standard problems, including detection methods for emerging contaminants of concern and complex matrices

Services

Chemistry Consulting
When you need expert guidance for method selection or data interpretation, the Battelle can help. Our experienced chemists and investigators will work with you to design a study plan that addresses the questions you need to answer in the most effective and efficient way possible, so you can avoid unnecessary costs and get the data you truly need. We’ll also help you interpret your results and identify areas where additional data is needed for effective decision making.

With Battelle, you get more than data — you get an experienced investigator who can help you at every step of the way. Battelle can provide: 
  • Study design with recommended sampling and analytical methods tailored to your needs
  • Data interpretation and statistical analysis for environmental forensics, source attribution and risk analysis
Method Development and Optimization 
If your questions can’t be answered by standard analytical methods, our team of experienced analytical chemists can help. Battelle can develop and evaluate rigorous methods for complex analytical needs and non-standard problems.

We go beyond standard methods to solve difficult analytical challenges, including: 
  • Accurate analysis of novel or difficult matrices or analytes
  • New methods with lower detection limits for more accurate risk assessment and characterization 
  • Detection of contaminant byproducts and metabolites
  
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  • Saturated Hydrocarbons
  • Total Petroleum
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Isoprenoids
  • Alkylated Leads
  • Petroleum Biomarkers
    • Steranes/diasteranes
    • Hopanes
    • Cyclic terpanes
    • Mono and Tri aromatic steranes
    • Sesquiterpanes
    • Adamantanes
    • Diamantanes
    • Alkylcyclohexanes
  • Dispersants components (DOSS)
  • PFAS (DoD QSM 5.1 Compliant)
  • PIANO
    • Paraffins
    • Isoparaffins
    • Aromatics
    • Naphthenics
    • Olefins
  • Oxygenates and other additives

Benefits

At Battelle, we use state-of-the-art analytical methods backed by a deep understanding of chemistry and environmental science to make sure you get the right data to answer your specific questions. That means you’ll have data you can trust to make effective environmental remediation, management and policy decisions. 


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Our laboratory holds NELAP environmental accreditation under the NELAC Institute (TNI) and DoD ELAP. 

Sediment Management

When it comes to sediment management, you need more than standard answers—you need someone who can help you ask the right questions. Battelle has the expertise and resources you need to evaluate the risks, understand the options and develop a strategic sediment management plan that meets regulatory requirements and balances environmental, economic and community needs. 

Applications

Battelle provides comprehensive services for assessment and management of contaminated sediments. We can help you find cost efficient and scientifically objective solutions for:
  • Contaminated sediment regulated under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or state guidelines
  • Sediments dredged for navigation following Marine Protections, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) guidelines

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Battelle has long been a trusted partner to federal and state agencies and local communities facing sediment challenges. As part of our ongoing mission to advance technology for societal benefit, we continually invest in independent research. That research has led to new and innovative tools and approaches to address our clients’ most pressing sediment management needs. 

Services

Contaminated Sediment Management
Battelle offers integrated services for assessment, remediation and monitoring of contaminated sediments. Our team can help you with every stage of the process, from site assessment and characterization to final site closure and long-term monitoring. We’ll develop a strategic plan for data collection and analysis to ensure that you get the answers you need for effective decision making. Then we’ll work with you to find the most cost-effective path to site restoration and closure.

Our team can:  
  • Develop a sampling plan and collect field data (including sediment coring, porewater collection, exposure/toxicity testing and bioaccumulation testing) for baseline assessment, impact assessment and long-term monitoring
  • Characterize contamination levels and build a Conceptual Site Model
  • Identify sources of contamination and analyze the movement of contaminants through the environment 
  • Assess physical, chemical and biological risks, including ecological and human health risks, and develop a model for determining acceptable risk levels
  • Evaluate the efficacy, cost and impact of remediation options including monitored natural recovery, sediment capping, in situ treatment and dredging
  • Develop a remediation plan including cleanup goals, remedial action objectives and long-term monitoring
  • Develop or evaluate new technologies and methods—including in situ treatments, passive samplers, and analytical methods—to solve non-standard sediment challenges
Dredged Materials Management
If you’re handling dredging operations, we can help you control costs while meeting regulatory requirements for disposal of dredged materials. We work with our clients to develop practical solutions based on objective assessment of the physical, chemical and biological risks associated with different disposal options, including open ocean disposal, confined disposal and reuse.

We can: 
  • Conduct physical, chemical and biological testing of dredged materials based on federal (e.g. Green Book and Inland Testing Manual) and regional testing guidelines that address MPRSA and CWA requirements
  • Evaluate dredged materials for disposal suitability
  • Develop an optimized disposal plan that balances costs and environmental concerns
  • Prepare NEPA documents (e.g. Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements) to address potential environmental concerns related to dredged material disposal options that meet both MPRSA and CWA requirements
  • Prepare rigorous Site Management and Monitoring Plans (SMMPs) for open water placement sites
  • Monitor nearshore and open water disposal sites for environmental impacts
  • Find beneficial uses (such as wetland remediation) for dredged materials

Benefits

Our research team will provide objective, defensible data and analysis for effective sediment management decision. We’ll help you understand your risks and options and make the best choice for your site based on environmental, regulatory, economic and community concerns. 

Regulatory Support for Tobacco Products

From cigars and cigarettes to electronic nicotine delivery systems, Battelle has operated at the forefront of nicotine and tobacco research for decades. Our experienced team can help you navigate the regulatory process with confidence and find the fastest path to market approval for your new tobacco products.

Applications

person holding a lit cigarWe provide support for:
  • Premarket tobacco applications (PMTA)
  • Substantial equivalence applications (SE)
  • Modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTP)
  • Investigational tobacco product applications (ITP)
  • Preclinical and clinical studies
  • Human factors studies

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various materials used for e-cigarettesAt Battelle, we’ve been studying nicotine and tobacco products for more than 50 years and have a deep understanding of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements. We bring together experts from a broad range of disciplines to provide high quality, defensible data and find novel solutions for out-of-the-ordinary research challenges. 

Our research experience spans the full range of tobacco products available, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, waterpipes, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), many other types of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDSs), heated tobacco cigarettes and other products. 

Services

Literature Analysis To Support Bridging And Premarket Tobacco Applications 
We use advanced analytical methods to scan the available literature for published studies that provide evidence for premarket tobacco applications. The algorithm automatically extracts and represents the knowledge contained in scientific, technical, or general text in a form that enables complex query and knowledge discovery/ visualization. This allows us to streamline the process of finding and leveraging data for a PMTA and discover connections hiding in large bodies of published studies. 

Product Characterization and Analyses 

We apply, develop and validate regulatory-compliant chemical measurement methods to characterize product components, ingredients, liquids, additives and flavors. Our staff conduct highly accurate and reliable chemical analysis for precise measurement of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOCs/SVOCs), heavy metals, particulates and tobacco-specific nitrosamines in complex mixtures, including vapors and aerosols. 

Toxicology Studies
We have one of the largest specialized in vivo laboratories in the United States, with more than 30 years of experience conducting specialized inhalation toxicology studies for government and commercial clients in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical and tobacco industries. Our research team provides accurate, objective data for preclinical toxicology studies under regulatory compliant (FDA) guidelines. Learn more.

Preclinical and Clinical Participant Studies 
We conduct both preclinical and clinical participant studies at our specialized facilities to collect data on user behavior, abuse liability, nonclinical health risk, human health impact and biomarkers of exposure. Our studies are designed to help you understand how product characteristics, user behavior and exposure interrelate so you can make informed decisions and gather the data you need to support market approval. Learn more.

Human Factors Studies 
We can help you understand pre-market evaluation and post-market activities. Our human factors team will guide you on how product design and labeling impact user behaviors (including initiation, cessation, and dual use) as well as consumer perceptions and risks.

Benefits

chew tobacco pouchesAt Battelle, you’ll find all the expertise you need under one roof. We can reach back across Battelle to find expertise in a broad range of disciplines—including chemistry, bioinformatics, economics, engineering, mathematics, medicine, psychology, pharmacology, statistics and toxicology—to develop new methods and solve difficult study challenges. We’ll make sure you get the accurate, reliable data you need while streamlining study costs and timelines. 

Health Analytics

Make better decisions for healthcare quality improvement, strategic market planning or public policy. No matter what kind of numbers you need to crunch, we’ve got the analytical expertise and technical capabilities to help.

Applications

Data rules the world. Decisions – from the simplest of choices, like what you’re having for lunch, to decision that have life-or-death impact – cannot be made without solid data supporting them. But how can you get good data, and more importantly, how can you accurately decipher that data? 

Battelle can provide accurate, trusted data to guide healthcare solutions.
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We leverage sophisticated analytical, computational and bioinformatics methods to help you identify meaningful and relevant patterns, determine which programs and policies are most effective, and make informed and timely decisions.

Our integrated services include statistical and semantic methods of analysis, modeling and simulation, and high-performance computing capabilities for effective data acquisition, analysis and integration.

We combine these capabilities with deep subject matter expertise in public health programs and policy and healthcare improvement. By combining state-of-the-art analytical methods with a deep understanding of the domains we are analyzing, we can go beyond the numbers and find the real story they are telling.

Together, this team is working to advance the understanding of some of the most complex and critical areas of public health and healthcare, including:

Benefits

Battelle improves public health and patient outcomes by combining world-class expertise with leading-edge facilities and products and innovative methods for data analysis.