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Businesses in Blount County and the surrounding area benefit from the presence of many science and technology research organizations and companies. For example:

ProNova Solutions is redefining the future of cancer treatment by delivering a lower-cost, smaller, lighter and more energy efficient proton therapy solution without sacrificing today’s most important clinical capabilities. 

Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network develops molecular diagnostics and cytogenetic tests and services with a focus on pathology, hematology/oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, medical genetics, infectious disease, gastroenterology, and internal medicine.

NGI, Nature’s Gifts International, began as an R&D firm and evolved into developing technologies for making candle wax out of soybeans. It is now the No. 1 producer of the product.

Microbial Insights is a biotechnology company that provides genetic and chemical diagnostic tools to aid clients in understanding and managing biological processes.

Southern Impact Research Center offers design and consulting services related to personal protective gear for sports and other uses.