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Battelle announced today that it is launching a new company that will focus on the research and development of next generation therapies such as cell and gene therapies (CGT). AmplifyBio will operate on its own 30-acre dedicated footprint within Battelle’s West Jefferson, Ohio campus. The new company has the backing of Battelle and several outside investors with extensive experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical markets.

Battelle Research Scientist and Microbiologist Sydney Corkran is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Billy Richardson Young NBC Researcher Award.

Battelle is expanding its long-standing commitment to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers by investing $200,000 over two years to provide students from Bowie State University and Morgan State University research opportunities as they progress from the classroom to employment. It is the first phase of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Consortium, a Battelle program established to build meaningful, long-term collaborative relationships with the country’s leading HBCUs.

A $275,000 grant from Battelle to the PAST Foundation will provide summer camps free of charge to high-needs students and will continue a Battelle Teaching Fellowship in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to help teachers learn deeper strategies for teaching STEM.

Battelle recently has developed a microneutralization assay, which uses live SARS-CoV-2 virus to analyze the neutralizing response against the virus in human serum samples. The assay is particularly useful for testing samples from vaccine clinical trials.

Battelle research shows that analyzing wastewater for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 can pinpoint specific neighborhoods that are hotspots for viral outbreaks.

Battelle announced today that Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, current president of Howard University and the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery, has been elected to the Battelle Board of Directors. Initially, he will serve in an advisory role and become a full voting member in 2022. Frederick was appointed the seventeenth president of Howard University in 2014 and has been responsible for advancing the university’s commitment to student opportunity, academic innovation, public service, and fiscal stability. He has overseen a series of reform efforts, including the expansion of academic offerings, establishing innovative programs to support student success and the modernization of university facilities.

Battelle, the world’s largest independent private R&D organization, announced today that it is in discussions to provide Cascade Environmental with a patented process (International Patent US10,907,143 B2) for the use of encapsulated enzymes to remediate recalcitrant pollutants.

he Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) team has received a Notice to Proceed with Transition after it was selected by the Department of Energy in December to manage one of the country’s premier environmental, energy, and national security research facilities—the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).

Battelle announced today that Mark Peters has assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Peters served as Laboratory Director at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since October 2015.

The Battelle Savannah River Alliance (BRSA) Team was selected by the Department of Energy to manage one of the country’s premier environmental, energy, and national security research facilities—the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).

A Battelle team of researchers has received funding to continue work on the second of a three-phase Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program called Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).

The 2020 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting will include a feature presentation from Battelle Chief Scientist Mike Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Chief Scientist and Observatory Director Paula Mabee, Battelle Senior Project Manager Tom Hutchings, and Systems Integration Specialist Nicolas Romano.

Battelle has won a potential seven-year, $46.3 million contract to help the Department of Defense support the manufacture of thermal protection materials that can withstand extreme hypersonic environments.

In this month’s ‘NEON Spotlight’ we feature NEON’s latest contributions to the future of ecological discovery, including new findings on the causes of destructive wildfires, how soil stores carbon in different ecosystems and how researchers are working to train the next generation of ecologists.

Battelle, the world’s largest non-profit research and development organization has licensed an internally developed innovative material technology to global automotive technology leader Faurecia.

NASA has announced it will fund a three-year collaborative project to investigate how the chemical properties of leaves and tree canopy structures affect remote sensing observations. The research, backed by NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science program, will be led by scientists from Battelle, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of New Hampshire using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has secured $800,000 in grants to develop with Battelle the NeuroLife interface technology for home use. This breakthrough technology will allow people with spinal cord injuries to regain immediate, impactful hand movements as well as connect to the “internet of things” that they might want to control in their home.

To assist the Department of Defense as it pivots from a Trusted Foundry approach to a Zero Trust architecture in production of critical microelectronic components, Battelle continues its work developing and validating quantifiable assurance tools and processes; thereby, mitigating the threat of counterfeit and untrustworthy integrated circuits and embedded systems in the military’s supply chain. This program further enables Battelle to partner with government and industry in developing and transitioning the underpinning technologies for quantifiable assurance of microsystems.

Battelle researchers are working three new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projects to determine how long the virus that causes COVID-19 lives on a variety of surfaces and what available disinfecting products are effective.

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Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208
Email: delaneyk@battelle.org 


T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
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Email: masseytr@battelle.org