Friday, October 16, 2009

Recent Battelle contracts top $70M

Business First of Columbus

Columbus research and development giant Battelle has won several multimillion-dollar federal contracts that tap into the firm’s work on responding to chemical, biologic, radiological and nuclear events.

The seven contracts Battelle disclosed total about $74 million and range in value from a $4.5 million deal for design of robotic systems to a two-year, $15 million U.S. Air Force contract for medical support in the event of contamination from a weapon of mass destruction.

Other deals Battelle announced this week:

• A $9.2 million contract to run studies and analysis for the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to protect personnel against chemical, biological and other hazards.

• A $9.6 million contract with the Army for defense research aimed at looking at potential gaps in training and organization tied to chemical and biological events.

• A $9.8 million contract to work with the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico on a readiness and response program.

• A $12.4 million Army contract for aviation design, engineering and production work.

• A $13.7 million contract for evaluations and studies of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear systems. The deal also includes work on modernizing equipment in that sector.

Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit researcher, conducts more than $4 billion annually in research and development and oversees 20,400 employees worldwide. The institute, one of the region’s largest employers with about 2,500 area workers, also manages several national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security.


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