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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 12, 2014)—Analytical chemist Mark Bauer has been promoted to Senior Research Leader, the highest professional level for scientists and engineers at Battelle. It is an honor reserved for a small group of employees, and Bauer is one of just 12 current employees who hold this distinguished role.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 5, 2014)—Battelle scientists have invented a new product that will allow consumers to effectively use bleach when they wash clothes in cold water. The patented Battelle Smart Laundry Capsule will save money, help conserve energy and is environmentally friendly.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Nov. 4, 2014) – Ron Townsend, Chair of Battelle Energy Alliance’s (BEA) Board of Managers, announced today that after nearly a decade with Director John Grossenbacher at the helm, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will transition to a new leader by Sept. 30, 2015.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2014)—Not long ago small off-road vehicles used by teen-agers were the same as those available to special operators. Now, Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) ruggedized for military use are standard pieces of equipment when operators need to go where a truck cannot. Battelle’s original modified UTV will now have a place among other vehicles on display at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida.

LONG ISLAND, New York (Oct. 29, 2014)—As health and policy leaders wrestle with how to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, a leading Battelle expert in the detection of airborne biological threats will describe the need for new biodetection technologies to homeland security and defense experts gathered at CBRNe Convergence.

COLUMBUS, Ohio— (Oct. 28, 2014) Experts from Battelle are now sitting side by side with yet another group of government experts helping in their critical mission to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and to mitigate Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 27, 2014) – KIPP Columbus today announced a transformational lead donation from Battelle that will kick-start construction of a revolutionary, standalone science center adjacent to the new KIPP Columbus campus on Agler Road.

Warrington, PA, October 15, 2014 — Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO) today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization with 35 years of specific expertise in aerosol science. The parties intend to further develop Discovery Labs’ proprietary capillary aerosol generator (CAG) for use in the planned AEROSURF® phase 3 clinical program and, if approved, initial commercialization.

QUINCY, Mass. (Oct. 13, 2014)—David Kelly, President and CEO of Bluefin Robotics, has been elected a Fellow of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

COLUMBUS, OH (Oct. 13, 2014)—In newly acquired work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Battelle experts recently secured a four-year, $16 million project to help solve a challenging problem. The contract calls for Battelle to help manage the portfolio of quality and efficiency measures used by CMS to compare performance of Medicare providers and to pay providers for the value of their services.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 9, 2014) — Battelle has been awarded a federal grant in excess of $800,000 from the National Institute of Justice to conduct feasibility and validation tests on a suite of new investigative tools that use next-generation sequencing (NGS) to unlock new clues from DNA evidence.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 25, 2014)—Every year, investigators collect tens of thousands of biological samples from crime scenes that may hold valuable clues to solving criminal cases.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2014)—Battelle, along with partners SRI International and the University of South Florida, are working jointly on a scientific instrument for the prestigious Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition that challenges teams of engineers, scientists and innovators to create pH sensor technology that will accurately and affordably measure ocean acidification.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 3, 2014)—Battelle, which has operated the first commercial Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network in the United States for nearly a year, has reached a new milestone. It was announced this week that Battelle agreed to a five-year deal with neighboring Dublin to use part of the city’s fiber optic network for free so its scientists can test QKD hardware to prove its real-world effectiveness in safe data transfer. The research will be aided by the developer of the QKD hardware, ID Quantique.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2014)—Battelle has won a contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support its mission of protecting and restoring the nation’s ocean and coastal environments. Experts from a variety of Battelle locations and team members will support EPA’s Oceans and Coastal Protection Division (OCPD) through multiple work assignments that are issued during the next five years, with a contract ceiling of approximately $6 million.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 25, 2014)—Battelle announced today the election of internationally distinguished scientist and researcher, Dr. Subra Suresh, to its Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately. Battelle, the world’s leading independent research and development organization, serves government and commercial customers in the areas of national security, energy, health and the environment.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 19, 2014)—When the U.S. Army needs assistance designing, fabricating and testing new technology for the field, they call on qualified companies for help. Battelle, a leader in defense technology, is one of them.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 4, 2014)— Recognizing that the arts can inspire students in new ways, Battelle today announced grants totaling more than $330,000 to support out-of-classroom learning. This second round of awards under the Battelle STEM Grant Program will enable six Central Ohio organizations to launch creative experiences that engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

SHARON, Penn. (July 31, 2014)—Carolyn Kotsol becomes the President and Chief Executive Officer of Winner Water Services on August 1. She replaces John Ontiveros, who directed the startup of the company 18 months ago and now will return to Battelle.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 17, 2014)—Experts at Battelle know that when there’s an emergency, heroes run to the fire, not away from it. And individual incident response teams of all stripes—fire, police, rescue and more—often are highly trained, efficient and up to the task.

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