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Battelle Unit Lands 10-Year, $480M Deal to Manage, Operate DHS Biodefense Lab

battelleA subsidiary of Battelle will provide management and operations support to the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center under a potential 10-year, $480 million agreement with the Department of Homeland Security.

The company said Wednesday Battelle National Biodefense Institute originally received a contract to manage and operate the DHS lab in 2006.

“This was a first-of-its-kind endeavor when we started back in 2006 and we look forward to the second chapter of this important mission, ” said Ron Townsend, executive vice president of Battelle’s global laboratory operations.

Battelle noted that the new agreement consists of five one-year deals, each with a one-year extension option.

NBACC is located at Fort Detrick in Maryland.

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