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October 12, 2001

The Advanced Technology Program (ATP) today announced 43 awards potentially totaling more than $122 million if carried through to completion. These awards were selected from the ATP's 2001 competition.

The awards announced today include:

A Novel High-Efficiency "Digital" Electric Motor for Electric Vehicles and Industry
1-0-X Corporation
, Shreveport, La.

Transdifferentiation of Adult Somatic Cells
Advanced Cell Technology Group
, Worchester, Mass.

Clean Metal Nucleated Casting of Superalloys
, Monroe, N.C.

Contact Planarization for Microlithographic Processes
Brewer Science, Inc.
, Rolla, Mo.

Multiplexed Capillary Electrophoresis for Comprehensive Peptide Mapping
CombiSep, Inc.
, Ames, Iowa

Anatomic Computer Modeling for Precise and Accurate Therapies
Computer Aided Surgery, Inc.
, New York, N.Y.

A New Concept for Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Using Robotics and Tele-Collaboration
Computer Motion
, Goleta, Calif.

Nondestructive Readout (NDRO) Nonvolatile Memory Technology Based On One Transistor Ferroelectric Memory Cells
COVA Technologies, Inc.
, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Thin-Film Solid-State Battery, High-Rate Deposition Research
Excellatron Solid State, LLC
, Smyrna, Ga.

Nanometer Scale Patterning for Terabyte Capacity Disk Drives
General Electric Corporate Research and Development
, Niskayuna, N.Y.

Affordable Open MRI for Unserved Markets
General Electric Company
, Niskayuna, N.Y.

Titanium Hydride Production
Idaho Titanium Technologies, Inc.
, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Standards-Based Interoperable Guideline Systems
IDX Systems Corporation
, Seattle, Wash.

Rapid and Comprehensive Development of Advanced Dielectric Materials for Wireless Appplications
Intematix Corporation
, Moraga, Calif.

Neocartilage Osteochondral Allograft Development
ISTO Technologies
, St. Louis, Mo.

Dual-Phase Small Caliber Vascular Prosthesis
Kensey Nash Corporation
, Exton, Penn.

A New Technology Platform for Advanced Components and Subsystems for Next Generation Optical Networks
Kiara Networks
, Albuquerque, N.M.

Overcoming an Impediment to Marine Fish Hatchery Culture: Zooplankton Harvesting and Mesocosm Culture
Kona Blue Water Farms (Division of Black Pearls, Inc.)
, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

A Distributed Agent-Based Lookahead Strategy for Intelligent Real-Time Decision-Making in Manufacturing
Lookahead Decisions, Inc.
, Berkeley, Calif.

Fiber Optic Sensor Suite for Corrosion and Flow-Assurance Monitoring in Deepwater Flowlines
Luna Innovations Incorporated
, Blacksburg, Va.

New Medical Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials
Luna Innovations Incorporated
, Blacksburg, Va.

Improvement of the Catalytic Efficiency of Rubisco Through DNAShufflingTm
Maxygen, Inc.
, Redwood City, Calif.

Fabrication of Fuel Cells from Microcell Fibers
Microcell Corporation
, Raleigh, N.C.

Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
National Storage Industry Consortium
, San Diego, Calif.

Automatic Vaccination and Tagging of Live Hatchery Fish
Northwest Marine Technology, Inc.
, Shaw Island, Wash.

High-Performance Microresonators and Oscillators for Broadband Telecommunications
OEwaves, Inc.
, Pasadena, Calif.

Surface Discharge High Intensity Ultraviolet Lamp Systems
Phoenix Science & Technology, Inc.
, North Chelmsford, Mass.

Development of a Highly Reliable and Low Cost Fuel Processing System for Stationary PEM Fuel Cell Applications
Plug Power, Inc.
, Latham, N.Y.

Gene Delivery System for Bone Regeneration
Regeneration Technologies, Inc.
, Alachua, Fla.

Engineering Systems for Site Specific Alteration of Mammalian Genomes
RHeogene LLC
, Charlottesville, Va.

Secure, Robust, Forensic Watermarking for Digital Cinema
Sarnoff Corporation
, Princeton, N.J.

eManufacturing Security Framework to Improve Semiconductor Manufacturing Productivity
SEMI-North America
, Austin, Texas

Simulation Environment for Engineering Design
Simmetrix, Inc.
, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Automated Topic-Specific Indexing of Rich Media
StreamSage, Inc.
, Washington, D.C.

Nanotechnology for Genome-Wide Genotyping
SurroMed, Inc.
, Mountain View, Calif.

Hybrid Ultracapacitor/Methanol Fuel Cell Power Paks for Portable Electronics
T/J Technologies, Inc.
, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Biosecure Zero-Exchange Shrimp Technology (BioZEST): A Paradigm Shift For the U.S. Industry
The Oceanic Institute
, Waimanalo, Hawaii

Photocatalytic Reactor for Producing Ultrapure Water
Titan Technologies
, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Triboelectric Separation of Ceramic Impurities from Powder Metallurgy Alloys
Tribo Flow Separations, LLC
, Lexington, Ky.

Quantum Leap in the Manufacturing Line Speed of Thermoplastic Strength Members for a 21st Century InfoWatt Conductor
W. Brandt Goldsworthy and Assoc., Inc.
, Torrance, Calif.

A Novel Transcellular System for Effective Oral Drug Administration
XenoPort, Inc.
, Palo Alto, Calif.

Assemblers for Nanotechnology Applications and Manufacturing: Enabling the Nanotechnology Era
Zyvex Corporation
, Richardson, Texas

The awards announced today bring the total number of new ATP awards announced this year to 59. A cumulative list of ATP awards announced in 2001 can be found at

ATP provides cost-shared funding to industry, non-profits and universities to help advance particularly challenging, high-risk research and development projects that have the potential to spark important, broad-based economic or social benefits for the United States. The program supports projects that industry cannot fully fund on its own because of significant technical risks or limited resources.

ATP awards are made on the basis of rigorous competitive review considering scientific and technical merit of each proposal and its potential benefits to the U.S. economy. The program funds enabling technology research, but does not support product development work. Applicants must include a detailed business plan for bringing the new technology to market once technical milestones have been achieved under ATP support. The program is managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The ATP awards, and the proposed funding amounts, are contingent on the signing of formal agreements between NIST and the project proposers.

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