Battelle is the world s largest, nonprofit, independent research and development organizations that explores the emerging areas of science, as well as develops and commercializes various technologies. The institute focuses on the areas of laboratory management, national security, energy technology, and health and life sciences. Operational for more than 70 years, it has a staff of over 20,000 employees in nearly 130 cities worldwide. Battelle manages approximately five national laboratories for the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. The institute also maintains a nuclear energy laboratory in the United Kingdom and a renewable energy laboratory in Malaysia. In addition, its clients include more than 800 federal, state and local government agencies. Battelle serves the energy, health care, pharmaceutical and defense industries.