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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 16, 2013)—Battelle has only a few Senior Research Leaders, the highest recognition afforded to any of its engineers and scientists. Now, Srikanta Mishra has become one of 12 at the world’s largest independent research and development organization.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 16, 2013)—As part of its industry-leading commitment to keep customer data and assets secure, a leading international bank has awarded a 3-year global threat intelligence analysis contract to Battelle.

COLUMBUS, Ohio—(Dec. 9, 2013) Global research and development (R&D) spending is forecast to grow by 3.8 percent—or $60.0 billion—to $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to the closely watched annual forecast by Battelle and R&D Magazine. After a flat year of R&D spending in 2013, the U.S. is projected to show modest growth while China is expected to continue its two-decade upward trajectory in R&D investment.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2103)—Battelle recently won a five-year contract to assist the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to survey veterans from recent wars who have been evaluated for traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 20, 2013)—Battelle will help change for the better the way healthcare in the United States is delivered by working with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to develop measurement and performance indicators.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 11, 2013)—No more pouring expensive liquor or pricy perfume down the drain in frustration while traveling through world airports and taking advantage of duty-free shops.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 8, 2013)–The project led by Battelle and the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) to inject one million tons of carbon dioxide into oil and gas fields in Michigan during the next four years is one of five recognized for endorsement by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013)—Waste to bio-oil? It’s a reality at Battelle.

Columbus, Oh. 30, October 2013—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, has hired Brigadier General Frank Bruno, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), to lead its national Air Force business.

Columbus, OH., 28, Oct. 2013–Battelle is the only organization to win two awards in the 2013 Defense Energy Technology Challenge/Utility Technology Challenge.

Columbus, OH. 18, Oct. 2013–Battelle has developed a robotic system to repair the windows of the world’s airplanes. This system is a marriage of existing Battelle technology called the Automated Maintenance Robot (AMR) and a proven manual method of transparency restoration. But this isn’t just removing bugs and chips—it’s refurbishing expensive aircraft parts that can be reused, saving time and money while improving precision and consistency. And when it’s proven that the system is successful, it will be available for military and civilian use.

Columbus, OH. 15, Oct. 2013—Air travelers in Great Britain will soon notice a new technology used in security screening lines that will allow them to bring liquids on airplanes.

Columbus, OH., 14, October 2013—Salmonella outbreaks in poultry are becoming increasingly commonplace and are a major concern for consumers.

Columbus, OH. 10, Oct., 2013—Battelle experts have completed the installation of the first commercial quantum key distribution (QKD) protected network in the United States. Using fiber optic lines installed between the headquarters campus and a satellite office in Dublin, Ohio and hardware from ID Quantique, Battelle data containing such information as financials, intellectual property, drawings, designs, and more will be protected now and in the future.

QUINCY, Mass. and EDINBURGH, Scotland - 7 Oct. 2013— Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today that it has acquired SeeByte, Ltd., a leading provider of autonomous platform software that enhances the user experience and the capabilities of underwater sensors, vehicles and systems. SeeByte, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bluefin. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bluefin is owned by Battelle, a leading independent science and technology organization committed to solving some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, energy, the environment and healthcare.

Columbus, OH. 2-Oct, 2013—Battelle has been awarded a $5.2 million follow-on contract to serve as the data coordination center for a series of important studies led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with funding from the National Institutes of Health. The information gained from the study, called Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA), will shed light on pain treatment and the causes of temporomandibular disorders, also known as TMD.

Columbus, OH., 24 September, 2013—Detecting and identifying hazardous airborne contaminants is important, but extremely difficult. Building an instrument that can detect and identify both biological and chemical particles in the air is even more difficult. Now try making that sophisticated scientific instrument rugged enough so it can be deployed in challenging and dirty environments, like military air bases or subway platforms. Final challenge: Make it inexpensive, easy to operate, and able to run 24-hours, every day, year-round.

Columbus, OH., 29 August, 2013—Battelle has hired an internationally known scientist in the field of human identification to lead its growing Identity Management business.

Columbus, OH., 27 August, 2013—Battelle announced today that Aimee Kennedy will join the company as its new vice president of Education and STEM Learning, reporting to President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth, effective September 3. In her new role, Kennedy will lead Battelle’s STEM education initiatives, which are focused around four integrated learning priorities: Standards of Excellence, STEM Learning Networks, Workforce Development and Education Innovation.

Up to $22.83M in funds to be allocated for the Battelle, NxStage and Aethlon collaboration to develop an advanced portable medical device for DARPA—and ultimately civilian—use.

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