Eagle-Picher Expands into Battery Applications

October 14, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Eagle-Picher Technologies LLC (Joplin, MO) announced that it will expand its emphasis on the custom packaging segment of the commercial battery business, which involves the assembly of individual power cells into a configuration that meets a customer’s specific needs. As an example, the company recently completed the design and prototyping of a high-energy battery package for the Bio-Seeq™ hand-held PCR detector, a portable biological agent detector that utilizes polymerase chain reaction technology to detect viral and bacterial pathogens.

“Eagle-Picher is licensed for all cell chemistries and has government clearances already in place,” said Eagle-Picher Technologies CEO Craig Kitchen. “Based on our extensive experience with multiple technologies, we can solve our customers’ exacting custom power problems. We have the know-how to select the right chemistry, design environmentally sound packaging and add control electronics.”