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ZD Net - In the US, Battelle has created a BCI system that works by gathering 'residual touch' signals. Someone with a complete spinal cord injury may feel no sense of touch whatsoever below a certain level on their body, but often the faintest wisps of nerve fibre connecting the brain and the periphery still exist. They may not be strong enough to cause a person to feel a sensation of touch, but they can still provoke electrical activity in the brain. Battelle's system picks up the signals in the brain via an array in the motor cortex, decodes and amplifies them, and then passes on the sensory feedback to a separate area on the users' body which still has a working sense of touch.

GOVCON Wire - Battelle has donated $1 million to the Washington State STEM Education Foundation to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Tri-Cities, the company announced Thursday.

Art Critique - During the end of June and throughout July, REALM Project researchers conducted studies on five more library standards: braille paper pages; glossy paper pages; magazine pages; children’s board books; and archival folders. Held at standard room temperatures with typical humidity conditions in order to mimic usual storage methods, the items were inoculated and placed in stacks or on shelves. After two days of quarantine, archival folders were free of SARS-CoV-2 and after four days, braille pages, glossy pages, and board books were also found to be free of SARS-CoV-2. However, even after four days of quarantine, magazine pages still showed trace amounts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

News Tribune - As the pandemic took hold this past spring and supplies of personal protective equipment including N95 respirator masks drew short, a Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System was deployed in April in Jefferson City to serve hospitals, health care providers and first responders from across Missouri.

Las Cruces Sun News - To date, the company says it has sterilized more than 1.4 million masks and offers door-to-door service to medical and correctional facilities free of charge, including shipping to and from their facilities.

ExecutiveGov - The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) has passed both filtration efficiency and fit-related evaluations for its 1860 and 8210 3M respirators, Battelle CCDS reported on Thursday.

ABC 6 - The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF) shared it has received a $2.15 million gift from Battelle in support of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Young Minds programs and services.

Tri-City Herald - Battelle is donating $1 million to help turn students in the Tri-Cities area into the next generation of scientists and engineers.

The Columbus Dispatch - Battelle is donating $2.15 million to the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation to support the library’s “Young Minds” initiatives.

Bloomberg Law - The largest decontamination effort is overseen by Battelle Memorial Institute, an Ohio nonprofit company. Will Richter, a microbiologist and principal research scientist with Battelle, said the company has decontaminated about 1.2 million N95 masks at centers across the nation.

The Washington Post - The system operated by Battelle Memorial Institute, an Ohio-based nonprofit research corporation, is part of efforts in the D.C. area and across the country to reuse personal protective gear such as masks amid continued shortages of the equipment.

U.S. Department of Defense - Critical care providers within the state of Nevada have the option to have their N95 masks decontaminated and returned for reuse. The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System, or CCDS, is a self-contained decontamination system with the ability to process tens of thousands of masks a day, with a turnaround time of about three days.

ExecutiveBiz - Battelle has secured a 10-year, $260 million Research Support and Logistics Services contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide infrastructure and logistics support to academic researchers conducting NSF-funded studies in Alaska, Greenland, Canada and other Arctic areas, the nonprofit company announced Thursday.

School Library Journal - The Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project released results from the first phase of the project designed to inform librarians for the safest possible return to the library during the continued threat of the novel coronavirus.

Fox 29 Philadelphia - One million masks have been received by Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination System all over the country in less than two months.

WOSU Public Media - New research from Battelle concludes that the coronavirus is not detectable on five different library materials after three days.

Water & Waste Digest - A Battelle team of researchers will test wastewater in Toledo, Ohio for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as other viral pathogens.

WOSU - In late March, workers at a Columbus warehouse were loading Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination Systems onto truck beds. The technology is the first of its kind – modular so they could be easily shipped to coronavirus hot spots, with the promise of being able to clean 80,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for re-use up to 20 times.

Ohio Magazine - We talked with Sanchez about Battelle’s culture, Ohio’s role in battling COVID-19 and a possible second wave of the virus.

WTAP - “The Battelle Family, that gave, one of the solutions to cleaning the masks for the virus that’s going around, they traced their great grandfather back to a Mr. Battelle who lived in Newport and served in the American Revolution,” said Yost.

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Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208
Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544 
Email: masseytr@battelle.org