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U.S. News - In contrast to the average person gazing at a hill, a stream and a cliff without much thought, a geologist viewing the same landscape is more likely to think about why the landscape looks the way it does.

The Columbus Dispatch - As leader of one of the world’s largest scientific R&D organizations, a big perk of Lou Von Thear's job is getting an insider’s view of solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. Subsequently, Lou has identified three science-driven fields that he believes will enable us to carve out a better and brighter future by protecting people and the planet.

TriadSiteNews - Active in the fight against COVID-19, Battelle continues to play a critical role in assessing COVID-19 vaccine candidates.

FLC - With funding through an existing National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) contract, Battelle has worked on process improvements and assay validation, as well as transferring the assay for use by other contract research organizations supporting the federal response to COVID-19.

Executive Gov - The Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) team has received a Notice to Proceed with Transition, following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) selection of BRSA to manage the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Battelle reported on Thursday.

DVIDS - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Construction and Equipment supply chain COVID-19 Strike Team was presented with the Small Team of the Year award during DLA’s virtual annual award ceremony January 28.

GOVCON Wire - Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, was presented with his 2020 Wash100 Award by Executive Mosaic for expanding the company’s revenue and influence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector through valuable contract awards, partnerships and important executive appointments.

GOVCON Wire - Mark Peters, formerly director of the Idaho National Laboratory, has transitioned to new work as Battelle's executive vice president of laboratory operations after more than five years of INL leadership.

Space War - Warfighters are burdened with transporting and disposing of single-use materials, and have limited ability to create valuable materials when and where needed. To address these challenges, DARPA has selected teams from Battelle, Iowa State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michigan Technological University, in addition to government partners from the Idaho, Savannah River, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories to support the ReSource Program.

3DPrint.com - A pharmaceutical company called Aprecia is partnering with Battelle, a leading research non-profit, to expand its pharmaceutical 3D printing.

ExecutiveBiz - A Battelle-led research group secured funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue developing a brain-computer interface concept for noninvasive clinical procedures and other military and national security applications.

WVXU - In November, detectives at the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) were able to identify those remains as Lewis thanks to a partnership with the global research and development organization Battelle.

GOVCON Wire - Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, was presented with his 2020 Wash100 Award by Executive Mosaic for expanding the company’s revenue and influence in the government contracting (GovCon) sector through valuable contract awards, partnerships and important executive appointments.

Yahoo Finance - To combat this issue, FoodChain ID licensed technology from Battelle to fight food fraud using EMAlert™, a food fraud prediction tool using artificial intelligence to identify potential hazards in the global food supply chain.

Columbus Business First - Battelle and Ohio State University have resumed work on developing the technology in what researchers say is a three- to five-year journey toward a marketable medical device for spinal cord injury.

Dayton Daily News - Wherever and however the next war is fought, Ohio-based defense power and knowledge will play a role in preparing for and fighting it, participants in the 2020 Ohio Defense and Aerospace Forum said Tuesday.

ZD Net - But soon our brains could face their biggest challenge: being connected to a computer through a brain-computer interface (BCI), something that could change how we view the world, our own bodies, and even the speed at which we can produce changes in the world.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - When the US government—in particular, the Pentagon—has an engineering challenge, this lab is one of the places it turns to. The Navy’s surface-to-air missile, the Tomahawk land-attack missile, and a satellite-based navigation system that preceded GPS all originated here.

American Libraries - The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project aims to make these questions easier to answer. REALM—a collaboration among organizations OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and science and technology development nonprofit Battelle Memorial Institute—has been conducting research since April 22 on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials common to libraries, archives, and museums.

Columbus Monthly - Prompted by worries of a potential shortage, the Food and Drug Administration contracted Battelle in 2014 to study the decontamination and reuse of disposable N95s. The research organization investigated using vaporized hydrogen peroxide and found that its method—eventually known as the Critical Care Decontamination System, or CCDS—could clean masks up to 20 times without compromising filter efficiency or fit. Completed in 2016, the research was shelved for a time of need.

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Email: masseytr@battelle.org