Battelle National Biodefense Institute
The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) is an American non-profit organization which focuses on bioterrorism prevention. BNBI houses and operates the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Located in Frederick, Maryland.
The institute itself also conducts research and development and manufactures several products.
Battelle runs a 160,000-square-foot facility. The campus houses a "Biosafety Level-4 high-security research laboratory, where scientists handle some of the world's most dangerous agents" such as anthrax and Ebola. Scientists also do research on pathogens that don't yet have a treatment or vaccine. Battelle manages the federal biochemical weapons investigations laboratories at Ft. Detrick.
The lab was among ten businesses honored in August 2014 as "Best Places to Work" in Frederick County, Maryland.