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COLUMBUS, OH., 10 August, 2010—Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth, a member of the newly formed National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, today will host a round table discussion on commercialization and innovation with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 October, 2010—Battelle has been in the business of innovation for more than 80 years, and now those seeking licenses on its intellectual property and patents will be able to browse selections of Battelle’s catalog online.

COLUMBUS, OH., 30 September, 2010—Battelle Vice President and Operations Manager for Applied Research and Laboratory Operations Lisa A. McCauley was recognized recently as one of The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Alumni.

COLUMBUS, OH., 29 September, 2010—Shalendra Porwal recently was named Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Battelle India after leading the organization for nearly two years as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

COLUMBUS, OH., 22 September, 2010—Battelle will provide test and evaluation services to the TSA under a five-year, multiple award contract with a $350 million ceiling.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 September, 2010– Battelle and Edison Nation have formed an innovative collaboration that will enable great ideas to get to the market faster. Under this three-year agreement, Edison Nation will be able to draw on Battelle’s resources to augment its offerings and Battelle will broaden its engagement in consumer product innovation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 September, 2010 - There’s a famous Korean proverb that goes, “The person who knows himself and his opponent will be invincible. Carve a peg only after you have observed the hole." An application for that wisdom can be seen in Battelle’s ongoing, strategic effort to continually improve the positioning of its spinoff company International Scientific Standard (ISS), not only in the South Korean but the wider Asian market. The company continues to grow via a transition at the chief executive officer level.

COLUMBUS, OH., 13 September, 2010—Military vehicles and the personnel they carry face numerous threats every day in conflict areas overseas. Battelle, working with Plasan, a supplier of survivability solutions that have been implemented on key U.S. Department of Defense armored vehicle programs, has created and tested a solution to what may be the most common threat today—injuries caused by Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs).

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 September, 2010—Battelle scientists have been involved in multiple research projects to understand the upward trend in childhood obesity in the United States—since the 1970s, the rate of obesity among children and adolescents has roughly tripled. In mid-August, Battelle’s Health and Life Sciences Global Business was awarded a new $23 million contract from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will allow them to study, evaluate and identify aspects of community programs that reduce or enhance the risk of childhood obesity.

COLUMBUS, OH., 8 September, 2010—The U.S. Navy will begin using a new innovative analytical tool, co-developed by Battelle, to help keep cleanup jobs as green as they can be.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 September, 2010—Battelle has won a 78-month, $6.7 million contract from New York City Transit (NYCT) to be the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) for the communication-based train control (CBTC) signal system modernization of the Flushing Line and Culver Test Track.

COLUMBUS, OH., 12 August, 2010—Designing and developing medical devices is a challenging business, and as America’s health care system evolves, Battelle creators are busy innovating new products. But the hurdles of the industry get higher all the time.

BOSTON, MA., 29 July, 2010 -- The University of Massachusetts Boston and R&D leader Battelle Memorial Institute have formed an exploratory alliance for the purpose of becoming a recognized leader in the complex intersection of issues that are the focus of the university’s newly established Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security (CIOCS).

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 July, 2010—Battelle has been contracted by the Grand Lake Restoration Commission to act as an independent reviewer of work done by Wright State University-Lake Campus in tackling the blue-green algae problem at Grand Lake St. Mary’s. The scope of the contract calls for Battelle to review the assessment of restoration alternatives that are being evaluated this summer in a small portion of the lake including the potential of these technologies for other areas of the lake.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 July, 2010—Pam Hurst, Battelle’s Senior Market Manager for Navy Undersea Systems in the National Security Global Business (NSGB), has been appointed to the advisory board for the Department of Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Hurst is a graduate of the engineering school at URI.

ATLANTA, GA., 8 July, 2010—Battelle Principal Research Scientist Roy Johnson was part of a team that was awarded the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Presidential Award for outstanding contributions to support public health laboratories during the influenza H1N1 pandemic response. The award was presented to the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

BOSTON, MA., 6 July, 2010– Battelle India is providing funding for the development, testing and dissemination of a revolutionary new wheelchair invented by a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

COLUMBUS, OH., 24 June, 2010—Battelle’s continuing dedication to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education has many benefits for the communities where it does business. Though it is headquartered in Columbus, Battelle has a significant interest in the Dayton region with offices near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. During the last 15 months, Battelle has channelled more than $1.5 million into the Dayton region to support STEM efforts.

ARLINGTON, VA., 14 June, 2010 - Michael J. Mulligan has joined Battelle as a Senior Market Manager with the National Security Global Business, after completing a distinguished career of more than 26 years with the United States Marine Corps and retiring as a Colonel. In his new role, he will have leadership responsibility for providing high-value, affordable, technology-based solutions to Marine Corps customers and their suppliers.

COLUMBUS, OH., 7 June, 2010 – Battelle has been chosen as one of a select number of companies given the chance to bid on computer software, network, information, modeling and simulation programs for the federal government.

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