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COVID-19 Newsroom

Media Contacts

Katy Delaney

Director, Media Relations

Office: 614-424-7208

Email: DelaneyK@battelle.org

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist

Office: 614-424-5544

Email: MasseyTR@battelle.org


Photo Gallery 

All images are the property of Battelle, and are available to members of the media upon request.
Please contact Katy Delaney or TR Massey for print-quality images.

Photo of Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ being built

Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ under construction
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Photo of Battelle employees building a Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™

Battelle employees building a Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™
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CCDS Under construction

Battelle CCDS™ under construction
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Photo of Battelle CCDS™ ready for shipment

Battelle CCDS™ ready for shipment
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PPE ready for decontamination in Battelle CCDS

Contaminated shipment of PPE delivered for Battelle CCDS™ Decontamination
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Photo of PPE drop-off at Battelle CCDS™

PPE drop-off at Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™
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Photo of Battelle employees processing PPE for decontamination

Battelle employees processing PPE for decontamination in  CCDS™
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Photos of N95 respirator masks inside Battelle CCDS

N95 respirators staged for decontamination in the Battelle CCDS™
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Fast Facts

  • The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™ is a self-contained, mobile decontamination system that uses vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) to decontaminate N95 respirator masks.

  • Battelle CCDS™ renders SARS-CoV-2 non-infectious on N95 respirators and enables up to 20 reuses without degrading filter performance to help address the current U.S. PPE shortage.

  • The Battelle CCDS™ system is based on published research that Battelle performed for the FDA in 2015. Battelle CCDS™ uses the same decontamination process that was proven effective in this FDA study.

  • Battelle received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System™.

  • Each Battelle CCDS™ is designed to decontaminate up to 80,000 N95 respirators per day.

  • The system is scalable and designed for fast deployment to add capacity and to meet demand.

  • Respirator masks are tracked throughout our process with each hospital receiving their own masks back .
  • Battelle tested VPHP decontamination efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 in our Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL 3) laboratories.

  • Battelle is currently conducting research to validate that other PPE can be decontaminated using this process.

  • On March 15, 2020, Battelle started building systems at one of its manufacturing operations in Columbus for shipment to sites around the country.

  • Battelle has a full medical device development team that works with the FDA on a regular basis.

  • Battelle is the largest, private, non-profit research and development organization in the world.

 


Inside Battelle Blog

Coronavirus Solutions
Photo: Exterior of Boston Hope Building

Battelle CCDS™ Supported Boston Hope When It Was Needed Most

Boston Hope benefitted from Battelle’s decontamination services. It ensured that we were able to provide adequate PPE for the clinicians at Boston Hope for the months they provided care for patients

Learn More about Battelle CCDS™ Supported Boston Hope When It Was Needed Most
Coronavirus Solutions
Two Nurses and One Nun

Battelle CCDS™ Makes a Difference When It's Needed Most in New Mexico

Battelle is serving more than large hospital systems with its free CCDS™ service. At the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Villa Guadalupe facility in Gallup, New Mexico, the pandemic situation was dire.

Learn More about Battelle CCDS™ Makes a Difference When It's Needed Most in New Mexico
Coronavirus Solutions
CCDS Chamber with N95 Decontaminated Masks by Battelle

Battelle Responding to and Preventing Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic made us acutely aware of how devastating a biologically driven event (in this case a virus) can be. We have seen how important it is to have the right tools in place.

Learn More about Battelle Responding to and Preventing Pandemics
Coronavirus Solutions
OhioHealth Healthcare worker

OhioHealth’s Necessity is the Mother of Battelle’s CCDS™ Invention

Covid-19 caused high-level meetings between OhioHealth and Battelle leadership groups and prompted Battelle to demonstrate how fast it could provide a solution.

Learn More about OhioHealth’s Necessity is the Mother of Battelle’s CCDS™ Invention

Video: A historical overview of Battelle, its mission, innovations and contributions to the world.


Battelle Innovation: Yesterday & Today

For decades, Battelle has looked to the future to help tackle some of society's biggest challenges. Using research, science and technology, we’ve brought solutions to national security, environmental protection efforts, neurotechnology and clinical research.

To learn more about how we live our mission to promote the health and safety of society through science and technology, please visit battelle.org/90.