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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.

COLUMBUS, OH., 15 November, 2011—The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP), led by Battelle, has completed its Phase II projects to evaluate storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in its nine-state region. In addition to the Phase II Final Report, which summarizes more than five years of research activities, 16 other detailed reports on geologic sequestration field tests, terrestrial sequestration field tests and regional geologic characterization efforts are now available at Funding for the Phase II effort came primarily from the U.S. Department of Energy. The second largest contributor was the Ohio Coal Development Office and the remainder of funding came from private contributions from some of the other 35-plus members of the MRCSP.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 November, 2011—Battelle and its world-renowned scientific staff, as well as the highly skilled employees at its affiliated national labs, have donated more than $4.7 million to charity this year, with more to come.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 October, 2011– When it comes to developing new ways to combat icing on airplanes, there are many existing methods. But, as Thomas Jefferson once famously said, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Battelle experts have been hard at work on an innovative future for reducing or preventing icing on airplanes using carbon nanotubes.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 25 October, 2011—Battelle Research Leader Chad Bouton will be one of a group of distinguished presenters at the Independent Inventors Symposium, co-organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO), which will be held Oct. 27-28 in the museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. The event is part of a series of public programs complementing "The Great American Hall of Wonders" exhibition, which is sponsored by Battelle in conjunction with USPTO.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 October, 2011—The famed C-130 has been flying for America’s armed services since the late 1940s, serving as a platform for troops and cargo, weather and tactical missions and even refueling. But more than 60 years of continued use means lots of legacy issues. That’s where Battelle comes in.

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