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Battelle’s Board of Directors announced today that Lewis “Lou” Von Thaer has been selected as President and CEO of Battelle, the 9th CEO in the company’s 87-year history. Von Thaer, who has extensive leadership experience in diverse markets including engineering, intelligence, and other federal contracting sectors, will officially begin his new role on October 1, 2017. He comes to Battelle from DynCorp International where he has served as CEO since July 2015.

Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies, also referred to as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), just got a lot closer to implementation in crime labs. A Battelle study for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) demonstrates that the technology provides the accuracy, reproducibility and sensitivity needed to support forensic investigations.

Battelle will begin helping the U.S. Army combat support and services achieve technical breakthroughs and overcome sustainment challenges under a new five-year, $20 million contract.

From engineering design to theatrical sign language, computer science to agriculture, Central Ohio students will have a range of new learning opportunities outside of the classroom thanks to grants from Battelle.

Battelle announced today the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.

Battelle announced today the release of WayFinder™ Q.I. Dashboard 2.3, an advanced analytics tool for hospitals and hospital systems to track and analyze Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other quality metrics.

Ohio is facing a major opioid overdose crisis. And as many Ohio families fight opioid abuse, the impact cascades into the learning environments in Ohio schools. Last fall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and the Ohio STEM Learning Network challenged Ohio’s students to design solutions to help end the opioid crisis. Throughout this school year, more than 1,200 students accepted the challenge and developed hundreds of ideas to fight opioid abuse.

Battelle announced today that it has a new, signed purchase and sale agreement with developer Diamond/Sinacori that outlines a revised plan for a single-family home development on its 11-acre campus on Washington Street.

Battelle will feature its revolutionary counter-UAS device, a virtual demo of a large unmanned underwater vehicle, an active, in-flight ice protection system and expertly engineered armored vehicles at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) which begins today.

On May 18, students from around the Ohio STEM Learning Network will gather at Battelle to showcase their creative solutions to Ohio’s opioid abuse crisis. The students will hear from Secretary of State Jon Husted, Attorney General Mike DeWine, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria, and representatives from Battelle.

Experts in green and sustainable remediation (GSR) practices from Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, will present groundbreaking research at the Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technology.

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has chosen Battelle to continue water quality monitoring to assess potential impacts associated with the discharge of municipal wastewater effluent into Massachusetts Bay.

In Steve Risser’s impressive career at Battelle that began in 1999, the Research Leader has been involved with an impressive array of scientific pursuits. This year, Risser is recognized not only as Battelle’s Inventor of the Year, but the number of patents he’s earned also qualify him as a Battelle Distinguished Inventor.

Battelle and Nanotherapeutics, Inc. announced today that the organizations have entered an alliance to bring together core research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) and manufacturing capabilities needed to expedite the development of medical countermeasures urgently required by the Department of Defense (DoD) to protect deployed military forces from CBRN threats.

Today the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) national manufacturing institute announced the launch of MakerMinded across Ohio. The effort is made in partnership with Battelle and Tennessee Tech University’s iCube. MakerMinded is a new online STEM learning and competition platform designed to inspire students about advanced manufacturing and provide them with transformational STEM learning experiences that set them on track towards 21st century manufacturing careers.

Getting user feedback early and often in the design process is all-important when developing medical products. One need look no further than recent research illustrating that a preponderance of asthma patients use their inhaler incorrectly. It’s not just inhalers—errors using other medical devices are widespread.

As pipelines age, understanding and assessing their integrity becomes even more important. Battelle has a solution to the problem of predicting when one of those problems will occur—axial cracks. The world’s largest independent R&D organization recently announced the release of PipeAssess PITM Axial Crack Software designed for oil and gas (O&G) pipeline companies to meet critical industry requirements and simplify decision making.

Data analytics are finding their way into more diverse industries to handle complex logistics and operational planning. The Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 Hornet aircraft certainly qualifies and has been the beneficiary of the Naval Synchronization Toolset (NST), a forecast analytic system that helps synchronize aircraft capability sets with the reality of availability.

Battelle announced today that it has entered an agreement to sell approximately 20 acres of land in Columbus to a development team led by Wagenbrenner Development and Fortress Real Estate Companies.

Sharon Hardie, a seasoned government relations executive, has joined Battelle’s government relations team in Washington, DC.

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