Quite a dominating performance at the event known as the “Oscars of Innovation.”

Battelle and the national laboratories it manages and co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy won 19—nearly one fifth—of the coveted R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards that note the most significant scientific accomplishments of 2010.

The awards are highly regarded in the research and development world. This year’s awards brings the total wins for Battelle and its affiliate labs to 260, tallied during the time Battelle has managed or co-managed those labs.

Battelle was recognized for the Resource Effective Biodentification System, also known as REBS, a system that provides a rapid and flexible microbial detection, identification and enumeration capability. The laser-based system monitors pharmaceutical factories, food processing plants, hospitals and the environment for microbial contamination risks that may jeopardize personal or product safety. It can also be used for national security purposes to detect dangerous biological agents in the air.

For a list and description of the awards received by Battelle’s national labs, click here.

“We’re proud to be recognized for our scientific and technical achievements. Quite honestly, the R&D 100 Awards generate a lot of excitement among our staff at Battelle and throughout our family of national laboratories,” said Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth. “They are a meaningful acknowledgement of what we do every day—advancing science for the benefit of mankind.”