Biological, Energetics and Chemical RDT&E

Battelle delivers the experience, expertise, and state-of-the-art solutions to warfighters and first responders who need it most. By giving them the highest level of confidence in their equipment, they can stay focused on successfully completing the mission.
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Making the World a Safer Place

Our full range of CBRNE Research, Development, Test and Evaluation supports the development and operational deployment of chemical, biological and explosives/energetics defense equipment, procedures and capabilities. These are the insights and operations that nations, people and environments rely on to stay safe. 

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Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E)

Battelle offers state-of-the-art research infrastructure and industry leading subject matter expertise to deliver government and industry CBRNE solutions.
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Detection Canine RDT&E

Battelle has more than 20 years of experience in canine-focused research, development, testing and evaluation for protecting our assets, military personnel and civilians.
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Therapeutics, Prophylaxis and Diagnostics

Battelle operates the world’s largest non-governmental containment laboratories that help clients deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.
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Specialized Lab Facilities Addressing Our Most Client Most Pressing Needs

We have dedicated facilities for solving some of the most complex and  important CBRNE challenges.

Hazardous Materials Research Center (HMRC)

The largest and most comprehensive contractor-owned contractor-operated facility in the U.S. to work with chemical warfare agents. 

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Photo: Scientists working at the Biomedical Research Center

Biomedical Research Center (BRC)

The largest, private BSL-3 containment laboratory in the U.S. dedicated to medical countermeasures for chemical and biological agents.. 

Ambient Breeze Tunnel (ABT)

Efficiently test multiple, large defense equipment with well-controlled challenges in an ambient environment. 

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Photo: Image of an experiment being conducted at our HERLA facility

High Energy Research Laboratory (HERLA)

Lethality and survivability system assessment, engineering, modeling, metrology and testing services for ammunition and explosives, non-lethal weapons, foreign material exploitation and armor development. 

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