ATP's Investment Return to the Nation
An Overall Look at
Our Completed Projects*
ATP Delivers a High
Return to the Nation
- The projected
economic impact of a handful of early ATP projects would
pay for every ATP project funded since 1990.
- New prosthesis
technology for repairing damaged knee ligaments is expected
to deliver $15B in net benefits, attributable to ATP,
measured using a "quality-adjusted-life-years" index
for patients receiving this treatment (Tissue Engineering).
- New biocompatible
polymers for cartilage repair deliver $98M in estimated
benefits, attributable to ATP, for avoidance of second
surgeries to remove implants, such as pins and screws
- New stem
cell replication technology is estimated to produce $47M
in cost savings alone, attributable to ATP, by providing
bone marrow transplants (Aastrom
Some Basic Stats for
129 Completed Projects
ATP Promotes Collaboration
85 percent of ATP projects are engaged in collaborative
arrangements, with other companies, universities, federal
laboratories, and non-profit institutions.
ATP Funds Challenging
and Important Technologies
- 13 percent
of projects received technical achievement awards from Industry
Week magazine, Discovery magazine, R&D magazine, Computerworld magazine,
ATP Generates New
half of ATP projects file for patents.
of ATP projects are granted patents.
- Of those projects
receiving patents, almost 80 percent receive two or more
ATP Disseminates New
Knowledge and Information
(February 2005 by Lee Bowes)
in almost two out of three projects published and presented
papers in technical and professional journals.
than 60% placed commercial products or processes in the
marketplace, providing others with opportunity to collect
information on the new technologies.