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Cincinnati Public Radio - WVXU - Several Ohio hospitals are working with Battelle, a research institute based in Columbus, to find ways to clean PPE so they can be reused. Ohio Health, Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel are all working together to collect donations of PPE. They've opened drive-up drop-off sites that allow people to donate supplies without ever leaving their vehicles.

WOSU Public Media - Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday declared a state of emergency after Ohio officials identified the first three cases of COVID-19 in the state. If the coronavirus spreads throughout the state as it has in others, like Washington, that will likely mean quarantine and a major change in how work is done.

WSYX/WTTE ABC 6 - Several Central Ohio companies are telling employees to work from home as COVID-19 concerns hit Ohio. Battelle - Starting Friday, employees who can work from home were told to do so.

Columbus Dispatch - Ohio’s counties will get this week their portion of face masks, gowns and other medical equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile, the state’s public health director said Monday as she warned the additions won’t be enough to stem shortages at hospitals across the state.

Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives - Scientists created special tools, called thermal dosimeters, for testing Metal Parts Treater temperatures in the Blue Grass main plant.

GovCon Wire - Executive Mosaic is honored to present Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, as an inductee into the 2020 Wash100 Award.

Columbus Business First - Heintz went to college at the University of Michigan (you'll have to listen to the episode for her surprising take on Ohio State football fans) and tried out a few different areas of study before falling in love with chemistry.

MIT Technology Review - Synthetic versions of the deadly virus could help test treatments. But what are the risks when viruses can be synthetized from scratch?

GovCon Wire - Stephen Steinour, president and CEO of bank holding company Huntington Bancshares, has joined the board of directors of Battelle.

Global Biodefense - Battelle Memorial Institute has been awarded a $7,483,871 contract option for further research and development of an advanced networked biological threat sensor as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s SIGMA+ program.

Industry Week - The network of 18 STEM organizations across 16 states provides an accessible platform to share, analyze and disseminate quality STEM education tools.

MIT Technology Review - A new DARPA research program is developing brain-computer interfaces that could control “swarms of drones, operating at the speed of thought.” What if it succeeds?

GovCon Wire - Dedrone has acquired the rights to a counter-small unmanned aerial system from Battelle and established a consultancy business unit to offer sUAS detection and mitigation support to the Department of Defense.

The Ada News - Dr. Philip Cheney is taking a Chickasaw warrior attitude to help end illegal opioid shipments to America by international drug smugglers.

KTUU TV - A National Science Foundation-funded project, NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network), is working on using LiDAR (Light Identification Detection and Ranging) technology.

Military Embedded Systems - Counterfeiting of electronics and components for military systems is widespread, posing an enormous challenge for designers and users.

MDDI Online - Over the course of a five-year study, a paralyzed man was able to regain conscious control of his hand, wrist, and fingers by using a brain-computer interface technology from Battelle called NeuroLife.

The Columbus Dispatch - Next year, scientists will embark on a 30-year initiative to track changes in the country’s ecosystems.

WOSU Public Media - Battelle scientists are in the midst of the three-decade scientific mapping effort that became fully operational this year. The company showed off the tools of the trade Tuesday at the Ohio State University Airport.

ExecutiveBiz - Battelle is set to study commercial off-the-shelf fluorine-free fire suppression foams to validate if they have met military specifications.

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