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