Battelle to Unveil Armored 79 Series Land Cruiser and More at SOFIC

Battelle Helps to Find Suspects From Unmatched DNA Samples, Use Virtual Reality for Hazard Response Training, Detect Airborne Chem-Bio Hazards and Remain Safe With Active, In-Flight Ice Protection

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Discreet OEM armored vehicles for any terrain. The most precise suspect identification tool yet. Intense biohazard training that gets even closer to reality. An early warning chem-bio detection for frontline security. Better protection for icy air flights. These are some of the newest, breakthrough technologies that Battelle, the world's leading independent R&D non-profit, will display at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) in Tampa, Florida May 19-21.

Battelle has a long history of equipping the military, law enforcement and specialty businesses with tools to refine and enhance mission success and clear-eyed analysis. The lab-to-real world uses of Battelle's technologies, in conjunction with its clients, will be on full view to SOFIC attendees.

Among the latest are the new Battelle armored vehicle and ExactID™.

Battelle's armored vehicles are discreet because they retain the OEM appearance, whether Hilux, Land Cruiser and Ford platforms. The vehicles are re-engineered with 360-degree crew protection, enhanced suspension for improved off-road mobility, and a re-enforced chassis for durability.

Battelle also will display ExactID™, the leader in next-generation genomic sequencing bioinformatics, which can help military law enforcement identify missing persons or focus investigators on better suspects through identifying traits such as eye and hair color, ancestry, etc. based on DNA alone. It is the most significant breakthrough in forensic DNA science in 20 years and has been purchased by the Defense Forensic Science Center (formerly the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL)).

The Battelle technologies to be displayed at SOFIC are:

This is the 17th SOFIC event in which Battelle has participated. For a hands-on demo of these technologies, visit booth 228 at SOFIC.

About Battelle
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

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