Operational for more than 75 years, Battelle is one of the world s largest nonprofit independent research and development organization. It serves more than 800 federal, state and local government agencies. The organization has expertise in the areas of laboratory management, national security, energy technology, and health and life sciences. Battelle has over 20,000 employees in nearly 120 locations worldwide. The organization offers research, development and product support services for medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. It provides imaging, chemical and biological sensors for the transportation industry. In addition, Battelle offers human exposure assessment and biological terrorism preparedness solutions. The organization maintains a location in Arlington, Va.