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Apr 11, 2020
The New York Times - Inside the rural Ohio labs run by Battelle, a nonprofit research and development firm, scientists have tested explosives, experimented with atomic energy and worked with chemical nerve agents. But some of the group’s most critical work is now happening outside, in a parking lot.
WBNS - Columbus-based Battelle announced on Friday that it will be offering its N95 respirator mask decontamination services at no charge to health care providers thanks to a new federal contract.
Columbus Business First - Battelle will greatly expand deployment of its equipment to decontaminate protective face masks for re-use – and offer the service free to hospitals – under a $400 million federal contract.
Columbus Dispatch - While we celebrate our first responders and businesses like Battelle, Bath & Body Works, Middle West Spirits and Rogue for their flexibility and enterprise in the production of personal protective equipment and other goods, we must be unblinking about the challenges before us.
Apr 10, 2020
Cleveland Plain Dealer - The Trump administration has awarded a new federal contract that will let Columbus-based Battelle spread its new mask decontamination system to 60 additional sites around the country amid a coronavirus pandemic that’s led to a shortage of the N95 respirator masks for health care professionals, according to Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman.
News 5 Cleveland - At Battelle Memorial Institute, based in Columbus, innovation has been a central theme of the non-profit's response to the pandemic. Battelle quickly developed new procedures that produce substantially faster results in coronavirus testing.
CNN - Battelle Memorial Institute, an Ohio-based research and development firm, has been partnering with states like California and Massachusetts to deploy a newly developed machine that decontaminates N95 masks using vaporized hydrogen peroxide.
Columbus Dispatch - How JobsOhio, Battelle, Rickenbacker airport and other central Ohio businesses are responding to the pandemic. Plus, new data gives a glimpse at the crisis’s impact on small businesses, and the European Union acts to provide relief.
Apr 8, 2020
Hometown Stations - Governor Mike DeWine continues to address the need for personal protective equipment in Ohio and made a plea to hospitals on Wednesday.
CNN - California will utilize new technology from the company Battelle that allows for the sterilization and reuse of N95 masks as early as this week, Mark Ghilarducci, with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, announced today.
CNBC - California has procured a system from defense company Battelle that can decontaminate tens of thousands of used N95s per day, making them safe for re-use by health workers. The system, which uses hydrogen peroxide, allows a single mask to be used 20 times instead of just once.
Apr 6, 2020
News 5 Cleveland - Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Battelle, the Columbus-based company specializing in sterilizing respirator masks for healthcare workers, is partnering with Jobs Ohio to provide hospitals with free mask sanitizing for two weeks.
Apr 5, 2020
WCMH - The central Ohio non-profit working to decontaminate N95 surgical masks in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus is looking to hire up to 2,300 technicians.
Apr 4, 2020
SeattlePI - A revolutionary new system that can decontaminate up to 80,000 protective masks each day for reuse by health care workers has been delivered to Washington state and should be ready for operation here as early as next week.
Mar 31, 2020
CBS Evening News - In a segment about use of masks in the United States, the program mentioned Battelle’s technology and included brief comments by Battelle CEO Lewis Von Thaer.
The Today Show - Lewis Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, talks to TODAY’s Craig Melvin about the new FDA-approved technology that will sterilize hospital masks for health care workers.
Columbus Dispatch - While a global public-health crisis isn’t a time for boasting, Ohioans can take pride on two fronts — Columbus-based Battelle’s research labs providing solutions to the world’s most urgent challenge and Gov. Mike DeWine getting results through deft leadership.
Mar 30, 2020
The Verge - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a process that would clean much-needed N95 protective face masks and allow them to be reused, the agency said in a release.
NPR - Several large metal shipping containers are lined up in a warehouse under a large American flag. Their doors are ajar and workers stream in and out, power tools buzzing.
These are no ordinary shipping containers: They represent a huge scientific breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.
USA Today - After a day of pressure from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Sunday rewrote rules to allow full application of a potentially game-changing Battelle technology to sterilize protective masks worn by those treating coronavirus victims.
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