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COLUMBUS, OH., 23 April, 2012– With recent research finding that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 88 children in the U.S., Battelle scientists have identified a low-cost urine test that potentially predicts the presence of this complex developmental disorder at an early age.

CHELMSFORD, U.K., 12 March, 2012 — Battelle has begun construction of an advanced research-and-development facility that will expand its global footprint and capacity to provide advanced science and technology solutions for the agriculture, food and health care industries.

DUBLIN, OH., 6 March, 2012—Production will ramp up at Battelle as it works to fill its largest order to date for Chemical Vapor Sampling equipment used on board the Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) for the United States Army.

COLUMBUS, OH., 5 March, 2012—Battelle and Innovate+Educate today are collaborating in support of an inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event in the nation’s capital.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 February, 2012—Scientists at Battelle have filed a patent application for a device that shoots out rings of gas—an invention that could aid firefighters in suppressing smoke as well as delivering a targeted dose of pesticides.

COLUMBUS, OH., 25 February, 2012—It’s amazing what you can see Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, but it’s doubtful Otis Redding had plankton on his mind when he wrote his iconic song.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 February, 2012 - Bluefin Robotics, a subsidiary of Battelle, is joining with The Columbia Group to invest in the next generation large submersible vehicle.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 February, 2012–Battelle has signed an exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement with the specialty grid management company Gridquant, bringing breakthrough modeling and analysis technologies to the electricity transmission market.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 February, 2012—The United Soybean Board (USB) has awarded Battelle funding specifically targeted to assist Biobent Polymers™, the Marysville, Ohio-based bioplastics company, in the commercialization of its revolutionary new bio-composite polymers made from soy. This new class of bioplastics is linked on the molecular level to maintain core characteristics of plastic which are missing in all other biopolymer-composites while dramatically reducing petroleum use in manufacturing. The new bioplastics can be used as a replacement for virtually all polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).

COLUMBUS, OH., 8 February, 2012—Battelle nanomaterial experts will present novel supercapacitor technology at the American Society of Naval Engineers meeting, Feb. 9-10 in Crystal City, Va. Led by Olga Koper, who recently joined Battelle, the team will show how these advanced electronic devices can provide significant performance improvements.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 February, 2012—In the aftermath of 2010’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, fashion and science are working together to restore hope. Battelle is working with Donna Karan, founder of the international fashion brand Donna Karan, to make life better for Haitian artists.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., 31 January, 2012—Battelle recently distributed $40,000 to seven organizations in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area as part of its continuing support of science education and workforce development.

SAN DIEGO and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company commercializing and developing products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders and pain, and Battelle, the world's largest independent research and development organization, today announced a unique collaboration with the objective of advancing the development and commercialization of Zogenix's DosePro drug delivery technology outside Zogenix's core therapeutic focus areas.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 December, 2011— The Battelle-R&D Magazine annual Global R&D Funding Forecast released today shows global research and development (R&D) spending is expected to grow by about 5.2 percent in 2012 to more than $1.4 trillion.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 December, 2011—Battelle’s National Security Global Business (NSGB) is a leading solution provider for the United States Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. However, a core part of Battelle’s national security’s business objectives is to expand its impact in commercial markets such as aerospace and transportation, as well as tools for banking and insurance industries.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 13 December, 2011—Battelle and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will co-host “Effective Innovation: Keeping America on Top,” on Dec. 15. In addition to keynote speaker R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth and Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO of the Potomac Institute, will address participants. Wadsworth will provide closing remarks.

COLUMBUS, OH., 13 December, 2011--Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, today announced a strategic investment in CosmosID™, Inc., a College Park, Maryland based metagenomics software-solutions company focused on environmental biosurveillance and microbial identification.

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 December, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, furthered its environmental leadership by hiring Eric Stern as Research Leader of its Sediment Management practice.

ABERDEEN, MD. 1 December, 2011 – The inaugural Young Women in Science and Engineering (YWISE) College and Career Workshop today drew 50 students who spent time interacting with accomplished female scientists who shared advice, tips and life lessons. The event was sponsored by Dr. Melanie Will-Cole, an Army Research Laboratory (ARL) senior research scientist and Fellow and was held at the Battelle Conference Center, 1204 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, MD.

COLUMBUS, OH., 28 November, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization and home of some of the world’s foremost environmental remediation experts, has identified about 10 solutions for mitigating the harmful blooms of algae and toxic cyanobacteria in Grand Lake St. Marys (GLSM) from a group of about 75 ideas. While none of these proposals provided a complete answer to solve the problems at the lake, Battelle is recommending further evaluation of these identified solutions.

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