Ibarra to focus on developing novel, scalable in vitro research tools
for Early Charm’s Materic Group portfolio of companies
August 19, 2021, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm, a company that creates, owns and operates ventures that convert science to revenue, today announced the hiring of Bryan Ibarra – a biomedical engineer – as Applications Scientist focusing on advancing development of custom materials and engineered products with Early Charm’s Materic Group companies.
Ibarra, whose academic research is rooted in fostering innovation in the bioengineering space, co-developed the core technology that drives product development for Early Charm’s Materic Group portfolio company, Ortuvo. Ortuvo deploys its proprietary technology to develop novel, scalable in vitro research tools.
In addition, as part of his Master’s program at the University of Florida, Ibarra led independent research centered on the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries and incorporation of an electronic nerve interface within a novel hydrogel formulation. As an undergraduate at the University of Miami, Ibarra focused on studying and treating neuropathologies using engineering technologies.
“As a fellow alumnus of the University of Miami, I’m especially partial to Bryan in joining with us at Early Charm,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer with Early Charm. “Certainly more than that, Bryan encompasses a solid mix of academic and research achievement with real-world product development. He’s a perfect fit with our team and for our goals at Early Charm.”
Ibarra brings six years of lab experience, three of which include independent research chemically synthesizing and characterizing organic conducting polymers; fabricating and characterizing novel composite hydrogels; and integrating a tissue engineered electronic nerve interface within peripheral nerve in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
Ibarra recently defended his thesis for his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida and holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Miami.
About Early Charm:
Early Charm creates, owns and operates businesses that convert science into revenue. We are the management team, the operators and the entrepreneurs. We don’t write checks and just pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting in our portfolio companies. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com