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November 25, 2015 7:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.

Company Overview

Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. operates as a science and technology company that develops and commercializes technology in the United States. The company develops technology in the areas of energy, health and life sciences, national security and defense, laboratory management, and community and education. It also offers solutions for advanced materials, agrifood, consumer products, economic development, environment, industrial products, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, public health, and transportation sectors, as well as manages laboratories for customers. In addition, the company conducts independent safety audits and assessments of train control/signaling systems and ...

505 King Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201-2696

United States

Founded in 1923





Key Executives for Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 64
Senior Vice President of International Partnerships, Chief Executive Officer of Japan Office, Chief Executive Officer of Korea Office, President of Japan Office and President of Korea Office
President of National Security Global Business and General Manager of Battelles National Security Division
President of Energy Environment & Material Sciences Global Business
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. Key Developments

Battelle to Lead U.S. Army's Stem Programs

Battelle has won a cooperative agreement award to manage the United States Army's $185 million Army Educational Outreach Program for as long as 10 years. Battelle will lead a team of nine organizations that will administer Army educational programs as well as providing communication, program evaluation, strategic outreach and alumni management. The consortium includes Education First, Widmeyer Communications, MetriKs Amerique, Purdue University, the Academy of Applied Sciences, National Science Teachers Association, Technology Student Association and Tennessee Technological University.

Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc. Releases ExactiID Version 2.0

Battelle announced that ExactID Version 2.0, released on October 1, 2015 now supports mitochondrial DNA analysis, microHap analysis, and other advanced genomic methods that allow researchers to pull more information out of challenging DNA samples. ExactID is the commercial forensic genomics software system that lets forensic investigators harvest the power of next-generation sequencing data from a variety of sequencers and in a format suited for routine laboratory analysis. The first version of ExactID analyzed STR (short tandem repeat) markers for database matching and also SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) data to provide predictions of physical appearance, ancestry and familial relationships among people. This allows forensic analysts to extract valuable information from DNA samples even when they dont return any matches from existing databases. Version 2.0 adds new DNA analysis options that provide even greater utility for forensic investigators. Mitochondrial DNA analysis provides important information about female line lineage for unknown samples. It can be used to identify relatives in missing persons cases or to include or exclude a potential suspect. Because each cell contains hundreds of mitochondria and only a single nucleus, mitochondrial analysis can yield results when there is not enough nuclear DNA for traditional STR or SNP analysis. This makes it a useful technique for degraded DNA samples or very limited DNA samples, such as a single hair follicle. ExactID 2.0 also incorporates MicroHap marker analysis, another powerful genomic technique for finding potential matches or ancestry predictions from degraded samples. The new MicroHap class of markers provides more accurate results than is possible with SNP markers in mixed DNA samples. This will help investigators examining real-world evidence in sexual assault cases and other situations where multiple peoples DNA is mixed in a single sample. The new version also includes an updated user interface and display. Battelle plans to continue to expand capabilities for ExactID as genomic forensics develops. ExactID is distributed by NicheVision Inc. and available to forensic labs worldwide. Beyond forensics, the technology has applications for medical assays, environmental research and food safety.

Battelle Appoints Mark Wilson as Research Leader

Battelle announced that Dr. Mark Wilson, genomics researcher with decades of experience in forensic science, is joining the Applied Genomics team as a Research Leader. Wilson will lead research and development for Battelles next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, including ExactID, and provide training and support for Battelles forensic clients. Since then, he has worked in academic settings. He served as the Director of the Forensic Science Program at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC where he was been involved in the development of next-generation DNA sequencing technology, also called Massively Parallel Sequencing, and its application to forensic evidence. In his new role at Battelle, he will be focused on driving the adoption of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies in crime laboratories. His future research will be focused on bringing new analytical techniques to forensics laboratories, including work on mitochondrial DNA and microbial forensics. Some of these emerging technologies may allow forensic scientists to ascertain where in the world a person has been based on the distribution of microorganisms and pollen grains on their skin or clothing. Wilson also sees potential for applying predictive analytics to forensic work.

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