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Bloomberg Law - The largest decontamination effort is overseen by Battelle Memorial Institute, an Ohio nonprofit company. Will Richter, a microbiologist and principal research scientist with Battelle, said the company has decontaminated about 1.2 million N95 masks at centers across the nation.

U.S. Department of Defense - Critical care providers within the state of Nevada have the option to have their N95 masks decontaminated and returned for reuse. The Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System, or CCDS, is a self-contained decontamination system with the ability to process tens of thousands of masks a day, with a turnaround time of about three days.

ExecutiveBiz - Battelle has secured a 10-year, $260 million Research Support and Logistics Services contract from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide infrastructure and logistics support to academic researchers conducting NSF-funded studies in Alaska, Greenland, Canada and other Arctic areas, the nonprofit company announced Thursday.

Columbus Dispatch - Scientists have good news for libraries and their legions of customers. According to research by Columbus-based Battelle, the virus that causes COVID-19 is undetectable on books and other common materials after three days.

School Library Journal - The Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project released results from the first phase of the project designed to inform librarians for the safest possible return to the library during the continued threat of the novel coronavirus.

Fox 29 Philadelphia - One million masks have been received by Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination System all over the country in less than two months.

WOSU Public Media - New research from Battelle concludes that the coronavirus is not detectable on five different library materials after three days.

Water & Waste Digest - A Battelle team of researchers will test wastewater in Toledo, Ohio for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as other viral pathogens.

WOSU - In late March, workers at a Columbus warehouse were loading Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination Systems onto truck beds. The technology is the first of its kind – modular so they could be easily shipped to coronavirus hot spots, with the promise of being able to clean 80,000 pieces of personal protective equipment for re-use up to 20 times.

Ohio Magazine - We talked with Sanchez about Battelle’s culture, Ohio’s role in battling COVID-19 and a possible second wave of the virus.

WTAP - “The Battelle Family, that gave, one of the solutions to cleaning the masks for the virus that’s going around, they traced their great grandfather back to a Mr. Battelle who lived in Newport and served in the American Revolution,” said Yost.

The Kansan - Battelle, a private nonprofit applied science and technology company, has partnered with FEMA to deploy 60 critical care decontamination systems throughout the country.

Telluride Daily Planet - N95 masks are in short supply, but a system that went into effect in Montrose last week could offer some help, by decontaminating up to 80,000 N-95 masks every day. Each used mask, according to the nonprofit scientific research firm Battelle, can be decontaminated and redeployed for “battle” against the coronavirus up to 20 times.

The Westminster Window - The Adams County operation, one of 45 that FEMA has set up around the country with national logistics consultants Battelle, is just getting started, Koszowski said. The site has been open and in operation since May 4.

The Ohio State University - Weeks prior to crisscrossing the nation, Loesch volunteered to be a site engineer for a Battelle team that is setting up Critical Care Decontamination Systems at health care locations throughout the country.

West Dakota Fox - The Department of Health received a sanitizing station from Battelle, which cleans upwards of 80,000 masks a day, and can make what was a one-time use, a 3-time cycle.

Pocono Record - One of those pivotal PEMA missions included acquiring a Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System for the commonwealth, allowing for the decontamination of center N95 masks up to 20 times.

The Columbus Dispatch - Dr. Alex Harrison, a recent graduate of Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, is working in Seattle as part of a team from Battelle decontaminating N95 masks for frontline health-care providers.

The Roanoke Times - A new facility on Virginia Tech’s campus is taking aim at the N95 mask shortage that hampered medical efforts earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.

Kenyan College - When Palcisco heard that the Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit science and technology development company based in Ohio, was developing a Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) to help allay the shortage of protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers fighting COVID-19, she was eager to help.

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