Early Charm Announces Hiring of Mark Holland as Research Scientist

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Holland will focus on research and product development

across Early Charm’s portfolio of companies

August 27, 2021, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm, a company that creates, owns and operates ventures that convert science to revenue, today announced the hiring of Mark Holland – a polymer engineer with expertise in macromolecular science and engineering – as Research Scientist with a focus on driving research and product development across Early Charm’s portfolio of companies.

Holland earned his B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in Mathematics and Biology at Kentucky State University.

Holland later earned a M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Holland also earned a prestigious Meyerhoff Fellowship for academic and lab work conducted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Holland’s extensive research and lab experience centers on drug delivery through optimizing the loading of drugs encapsulated in Polylactic co-glycolic acid (PLGA) polymers.

He’s also established deep expertise in understanding and optimization of a PET and Polyolefin elastomer blends through mechanical, thermal and morphological properties.

"Mark is a great addition to our team developing new methods in encapsulation and controlled release of drugs, enzymes, insect repellants and other active agents,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer with Early Charm.

In addition to his academic research and lab portfolio, Mark also worked at Graybug Vision supporting the advancement of their product platform plus conducting research in new ocular therapeutics through screening, formulation, characterization and optimization.

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

Media Contact:

Ken Berlack

Early Charm