Measuring the Economic Returns from Successful NASA Life Sciences Technology Transfers

  title={Measuring the Economic Returns from Successful NASA Life Sciences Technology Transfers},
  author={Henry R. Hertzfeld},
  journal={The Journal of Technology Transfer},
  • H. Hertzfeld
  • Published 2002
  • Business, Medicine
  • The Journal of Technology Transfer
Since 1958 NASA has invested approximately $3.7 billion in life sciences R&D in the support of the successful human space flight program. There are numerous studies documenting the spin-off technologies that can be traced to NASA research and development activities. Most of these studies describe the technologies and their uses; however only a few measure the economic impact of the spin-offs and most of these are benefit/cost studies that tend to overstate benefits or underestimate costs. This… Expand
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