Early Charm Announces Launch of Materic, a Custom Manufacturer of Advanced Materials

Updated: May 25, 2021

Materic’s capabilities include nanofiber electrospinning, nanoparticle separation,

textile treatments, 3D printing materials, specialty inks and encapsulation

May 12, 2021, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm today announced the merger of its six advanced materials holdings into one operating company, Materic, LLC, to bring more value to customers and accelerate the commercialization of each company’s intellectual property.

"Solving customers’ advanced materials needs usually requires bringing together multiple technologies and always requires a team with diverse expertise,” said Steve Farias, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Materic. “Through Materic, we create a synergy across a half dozen technologies while also bringing together a larger, more diverse team.”

Materic’s Baltimore-based scientists, engineers and designers are integrated into all customer collaboration phases – from ideation to prototyping to manufacturing – to turn advanced materials concepts into scalable products.

“Under one company, we now have sales into the aerospace, healthcare, biotechnology, electronics, automotive, athletic, energy and military industries,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer of Early Charm and CEO of Materic. “With contacts into each of the key sectors for advanced materials, we’re well-positioned for the commercialization of the platform intellectual property held by each of the six companies.”

Through this merger, Materic now has a majority ownership position in each of the six companies. Their products and services will all be marketed by Materic, making it seamless for customers.

Materic’s subsidiaries include:

Abri Science – enabling enzymes and catalysts to work in harsh environments through microencapsulation.

DiPole Materials – electrospinning nanofibers including piezoelectrics for smart garments, scaffolds for tissue engineering and a wide range of custom products for industrial uses.

NanoDirect – high efficiency separation technologies for nanoparticles and the Direct Silver line of silver nanowires and specialty inks for the electronics and energy industries.

SciGenesis – specialty textile inks, microencapsulated insect repellant treatments for textiles and heat reflecting camo face paints for the military and athletic industries.

Ortuvo – 3D printing technology for tissue engineering and custom bio-inks for the healthcare and biotech industries.

Synteris – 3D printing technology for ceramics in the aerospace, healthcare and automotive industries.

Materic applies their work at dedicated production and development facilities at Baltimore’s innovation hub, the 1100 Wicomico Building.

About Materic:

Based in Baltimore, MD, Materic custom designs and manufactures advanced materials. We apply our expertise in electrospinning, nanoparticle separation, textile treatments, 3D printing materials, specialty inks and microencapsulation to our own product lines as well as taking on custom manufacturing projects for our customers. Learn more: www.matericgroup.com

About Early Charm:

Early Charm is a venture studio founded in 2012 in Charm City (Baltimore) that converts science to business. Our process continuously engages with industry to identify current market needs. Once those market needs are assessed, we source cutting-edge technologies that fulfill those needs and develop and commercialize the resulting products and services. Our companies operate in four different industry verticals: Advanced Materials, Drug Discovery, Blue Tech (with a current focus on Aquaculture) and Engineered Products. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com

Media Contact:

Ken Berlack

Early Charm