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Battelle and Rhombus Join to Offer Nuclear Security Solutions

Posted on Dec 4, 2014

Teaming combines Rhombus’ breakthrough nuclear detection products with Battelle’s extensive system engineering and service delivery capabilities in CBRNE defense

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 4, 2014)—Battelle, the world’s largest non-profit research and development organization and Rhombus Power Inc., a Silicon Valley startup located in the NASA Research Park, today announced they have teamed to offer solutions to the Department of Defense for the Man Portable Radiation Detection System (MRDS) program.

An important role of the United States military is to locate and disable or destroy the enemy’s radiological and nuclear capabilities. The MRDS program will provide necessary detection capabilities to specialized Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) teams and facilitate the flow of critical information on an adversary's WMD program.

Battelle’s full-spectrum capabilities in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) defense are unique to this industry. A key asset is a world-renowned core of scientists and engineers who have met the challenge of reducing CBRNE threats by employing the latest technologies and a systems engineering-based approach toward effectively meeting the nation’s security needs.

“Rhombus’ unique nuclear detection platform complements our portfolio of products and services for the government,” said Matt Shaw, General Manager of Battelle’s CBRNE Defense business. “We look forward to working together with Rhombus on this important radiation and nuclear detection issue.”

Rhombus founder and CEO, Dr. Anshu Roy, said, “Our proprietary, solid state nuclear-detection platform is a valuable add-on to Battelle’s unmatched suite of capabilities and distinguished heritage dating back to the Manhattan Project. Together we will offer easy-to-use, scalable, and reliable nuclear detection solutions to the Department of Defense.”

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit 

For more information contact Katy Delaney at (614)424-7208 or at or contact T.R. Massey at (614) 424-5544 or at

About Rhombus

Rhombus Power has developed a highly accurate, easy to use, and scalable platform for detecting sub-atomic particles - ranging from neutrons to photons.  Its first product, Mercury, is a correlated neutron and gamma detector for security, intelligence and defense markets. The company is based in the NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, CA. For more information, visit or send an email to

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