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COLUMBUS, OH., 2 June, 2011—Already a member of an exclusive Battelle club—Inventor of the Year—Chad Bouton is about to join a group that’s even more elite.

COLUMBUS, OH., 25 May, 2011—Battelle, the world’s leading independent scientific research and technology development organization, today announced the election of an experienced global business executive to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Michael Gasser of Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) joins some of the nation’s foremost business, military and scientific leaders serving on Battelle’s Board.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 May, 2011 — The $3.8 billion the U.S. government invested in the Human Genome Project (HGP) from 1988 to 2003 helped drive $796 billion in economic impact and the generation of $244 billion in total personal income, according to a study released today by Battelle. In 2010 alone, the human genome sequencing projects and associated genomics research and industry activity directly and indirectly generated $67 billion in U.S. economic output and supported 310,000 jobs that produced $20 billion in personal income. The genomics-enabled industry also provided $3.7 billion in federal taxes during 2010.

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 May, 2011 – Today, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced that he will hold “The Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy & Economic Development Summit,” at The Ohio State University on Sept. 21 and 22. The purpose of the Summit will be to help the Kasich Administration and Ohio policy makers develop a 21st-century energy policy for Ohio that will support the state’s long term economic growth and job creation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 May, 2011– Eli Lilly and Company recently awarded Battelle its 2010 Global Sustained Supplier Award for helping the pharmaceutical leader achieve key goals and deliver better patient outcomes.

COLUMBUS, OH., 5 May, 2011—Battelle’s commitment to national security is predicated on the directive of its founder, Gordon Battelle, to “use science to help mankind,” a touchstone of the last will and testament he wrote before his death in the early 1920s. Today, the world’s largest independent research and development organization has a commitment to improving the interchange of ideas between America’s government and the defense industry. Evidence can be seen in Battelle’s involvement at the National Defense Industry Association's (NDIA) Environment, Energy Security & Sustainability (E2S2) Symposium and Exhibition in New Orleans May 9-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 May, 2011— For three years, Battelle has worked with Kent State University (KSU) on a congressionally funded fuel cell project. Kent State faculty and students assisted Battelle in developing a fuel cell power generator for military applications. The advanced power generator is more fuel efficient, quieter and produces less pollution than the existing military diesel generators it is designed to replace.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 May, 2011—Battelle and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) historically have a strong working relationship. After all, Battelle is the world’s largest independent research and development organization and it manages or co-manages six national laboratories for the DOE. That close association has given rise to the movement of a key executive from Battelle to the DOE.

COLUMBUS, OH., 29 April, 2011-- Innovative products, services and solutions to deliver clean energy solutions, advance science and address health and national security issues will be honored in Columbus tonight at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 April, 2011-- Battelle has hired Erik G. Mettala, Ph.D., as Cyber Chief Scientist in the National Security Global Business Unit, Battelle announced today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 25 April, 2011— Battelle’s President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth has named Battelle veteran Martin Toomajian as President of Battelle’s newly formed Energy, Environment and Material Sciences Global Business.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 April, 2011—Battelle will conduct a $4.1 million demonstration project for Minnesota’s Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) that will use commercial off-the-shelf technology to determine the feasibility of replacing the gasoline fuel tax with a mileage-based user fee.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 April, 2011 –– Battelle and Levant Power Corporation jointly announced today the two companies plan to develop and commercialize wave energy harvesting technology for ocean systems. Providing consistent, uninterrupted power to sensors, vehicles and communications systems for ocean borne-devices is an industry-wide challenge. Battelle and Levant say that challenge can be overcome by OceanGen power units which could facilitate expansive deployment of advanced and innovative ocean-borne devices.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 March, 2011– Battelle experts will debut a new industry-leading, multi-scale toxicology program as a way to more effectively advance drug development during a Battelle symposium on March 7-10 at the 2011 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting & ToxExpo in Washington, DC.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 March, 2011—A Battelle-designed pneumatic launcher, or grappling hook gun, is used by survival expert and extreme adventurer Bear Grylls in the new season of the popular Man Vs. Wild television show.

COLUMBUS, OH., 24 February, 2011—Battelle recently won a $36.7 million contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD) in developing medical countermeasures to chemical warfare threats. The three-year contract, with the U.S. Army, includes two option years.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 February, 2011—Battelle and the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) announced today funding of the Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 February, 2011—Battelle will continue its important work testing protective equipment for military troops under a new $8 million, two-year contract with the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 February, 2011—Barbara Kunz, Battelle’s President of the Health and Life Sciences Global Business, has been selected to chair The Ohio State University’s Medical Center Board.

HOUSTON, TX, and COLUMBUS, OH., 10 February, 2011—Battelle is helping surgeons at The Methodist Hospital enhance and advance their cutting-edge visualization system called Plato’s Cave, which provides views inside patients before ever lifting a scalpel. Named for the famed philosopher’s allegory describing perceptions of reality, Plato’s Cave offers extraordinary 3-D views of the human body. Surgeons, with or without the use of special glasses and a video game controller, navigate through images of the interior of patients’ bodies. The images are derived from CT, MRI or any DICOM scans, allowing for a virtual pre-surgical “fly through.” Plato’s Cave has earned acclaim from surgeons, clinicians and even patients and families desiring to better understand complex surgical options.

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