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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.

R&D Magazine bestowed one of its coveted R&D 100 Awards on Proteus co-developers Battelle, The Columbia Group and Bluefin Robotics.

Columbus, OH., 10, July 2013—Battelle has announced the beginning of a large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) injection by the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) program in the oil fields of Michigan’s Northern Reef Trend.

Columbus, OH. 26, June 2013 - Battelle places a high value on security and safety while maintaining excellence in its research and development and lab management efforts. Tangible evidence of this diligence has come in the form of the prestigious Defense Security Services (DSS) James S. Cogswell Award.

Exclusive distributorship of Gridquant software to help electric utility industry by letting them see clearly into the future

12 June, 2013 - Washington, D.C., A new Battelle study released today by United for Medical Research illustrates the genetics and genomics industry’s impact on the United States economy has reached nearly a trillion dollars. The study is based on new data collected over the previous two years, and represents an update to the highly-cited Battelle 2011 report tracking the growth of the industry and its links to the federally funded Human Genome Project (HGP).

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 May, 2013—Battelle’s Tactical Systems business will begin transforming standard pickup trucks into Special Operations vehicles for the Department of Defense. For the past year, Battelle has steadily built its specialty automotive manufacturing capabilities in a non-descript west side industrial park that is about to start humming with activity.

COLUMBUS, OH., 8 May, 2013—Battelle recently was awarded a key contract in its ongoing efforts to help rid the country of chemical weapons.

COLUMBUS, OH., 6 March, 2013– Agbioscience, and its value-chain in production agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, and downstream industrial activity, is vital to providing a sustainable global and domestic economic future, according to a study released today by Battelle called “Impact and Innovation: Agbioscience in the Southern United States.”

ARLINGTON, VA., 11 February, 2013—Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, has hired Justin J. Jackson as a Vice President as Senior Relationship Manager for Special Programs. Jackson, a 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), served until recently as the Deputy Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.

COLUMBUS, OH., 31 January, 2013--Battelle has a track record of producing innovative, high-quality work for its clients, including government agencies and the oil and gas industry. Evidence of that legacy recently was recognized when the United States Army Corps of Engineers New York District (USACE NAN) awarded Battelle a five-year, $8 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide analytical chemistry analysis of dredged material proposed for ocean placement.

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