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Materia, Inc. Names New President and CEO, Christopher Murphy
January 30, 2018
Materia, Inc. Sells Catalyst Business to Umicore
December 20, 2017
Materia, Inc. to Introduce New Composite Resins
November 29, 2017
The Company's Products Will Be on Display at CAMX Show
Materia, Inc. and Evonik Reach Agreement on Catalyst License
October 17, 2017
Materia, Inc. Appoints New Vice President, Operations And Senior Sales Manager At Houston Facility
May 30, 2017
Materia, Inc. Expands Proxima Manufacturing Facilities In Texas
April 27, 2017
Materia Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of catalysts and advanced polymers, is supporting growth in its Proxima® thermoset resins by expanding its manufacturing capacity fivefold in Huntsville, Tx.
Materia, Inc. Introduces New Proxima® Thermoset Resin Portfolio For The Oil And Gas Industry
June 16, 2016
Materia Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of catalysts and advanced polymers, is pioneering the next generation of oil and gas solutions with Proxima® thermoset resins.
Shell Selects Materia’s Thermal Insulation System for Gulf of Mexico Project
April 7, 2016
Materia, Inc., in conjunction with Aegion Corporation, has been selected by Shell Offshore, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, to supply pipeline insulation materials for the Appomattox development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Materia Announces New President and CEO Nitin Apte
January 19, 2016
Materia, Inc. has appointed Nitin Apte as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Advances in Wind Power are Blowing Away Expectations
January 15, 2016
As long as the wind has blown, people have been finding ways to harness its energy to powerboats, pump water, or grind grain. Humankind has had an on-again off-again relationship with wind power throughout history, making incremental advances each time interest in this valuable resource peaks.
New Drug Innovations Enabled by Cutting Edge Chemistry
January 4, 2016
Of all the innovations to have an impact on modern society, the novel drugs developed over the past 60 years have perhaps had the biggest impact.
Materia and QAPCO Sign MoU to Study the Development of the Next Generation of Materials
May 27, 2014
As Qatar continues to grow its energy and industrial sectors, and attempts to further optimize its hydrocarbon resources utilization, research and innovation are set to propel the future success of these sectors.
Materia Receives DOE Grant for Carbon Fiber Reduction in Hydrogen Storage Tanks
May 22, 2014
Materia, Inc. announced today its award of a $2 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to apply its Proxima™ resin technology toward hydrogen storage tank manufacture.
Materia and Sigma Aldrich Extend Catalyst Distribution Agreement
August 16, 2012
Materia announced today a ten year extension of its exclusive catalyst distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corporation...
Materia Announces NIH Phase II Funding
May 1, 2012
Materia announced today the receipt of a Phase II Fast Track Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the continued development of functional polymers for use in organic synthesis.
Patents for Improved Metathesis Catalysts Issued to Materia/Caltech
November 8, 2011
Materia, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent No: US 8,008,224 and No: US 8,039,566...
Materia Announces NIH Award for Further Development of Drug Discovery Reagents
June 7, 2011
Materia announced today the funding of a Phase I Fast Track Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
Materia Participates in Grant for Bio-inspired Wind Energy Center
February 8, 2011
Materia announced today that the company will be an industrial partner in a $6 million grant awarded late last year to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Materia Announces Completion of $17M Investment
January 19, 2011
Materia announced today the completion of a $17 million investment in the company by the Midwest investment group Bader/Bernstein and Dr. Alfred Bader.
Materia Establishes Olefin Metathesis Resource
December 8, 2009
Materia announced today the launch of a new chemistry blog called All Things Metathesis.
BASF and Materia Execute Technology License Agreement
October 13, 2009
Materia announced today the exclusive licensing of its metathesis technology to BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, for use in...
Timothy McCarthy Joins Materia as Vice President, Marketing and Sales
May 12, 2009
Materia, Inc. announced today the appointment of Timothy McCarthy as Vice President, Marketing and Sales.
Materia Announces Phase II STTR Funding from NIH
April 1, 2009
Materia, Inc. announced today the receipt of Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences...
Materia Announces Army Funding for the Development of Fire-Resistant Fuel Additives
October 1, 2008
Materia announced today Army funding for the development of fire resistant fuel additives.
Materia Announces Metathesis’ Application by Dow Corning and Elevance in the Personal Care Market
September 10, 2008
Materia announced today a new Dow Corning and Elevance joint development and marketing agreement to apply metathesis technology in the personal care market.
Materia Inc. and University Technologies International Sign Exclusive License Agreement
August 14, 2008
University Technologies International (UTI), the University of Calgary’s technology transfer, commercialization and incubation center, and Materia Inc., a chemical technology...
CMEA Ventures Named Exclusive VC Sponsor of Materia and Entretech’s Greentech 2008 Conference
May 27, 2008
CMEA Ventures has signed on as the exclusive VC sponsor of GreenTech 2008. Maurice E.P. Gunderson, Senior Partner of CMEA, will also offer his informed perspective as the Keynote Speaker at the conference.
Materia/Cargill Venture Secures Independent Financing
May 25, 2008
New Renewable Specialty Chemicals Company to Tap $500+ Billion Global Market
Recently Formed Renewable Chemicals Company Elevance Spearheads Line-up at Greentech 2008
May 14, 2008
Entretech, the leading non-profit association supporting high-technology companies in Greater Los Angeles with critical and practical business development resources...
Materia Named as One of “California’s Best Places to Work” for 2007
February 28, 2008
Materia, Inc., a catalyst technology company, has been ranked 5th place in the growing company-size category of California’s Best Places to Work program.
Materia Hosts ISOM XVII
August 6, 2007
Materia, Inc. was pleased to provide attendees of the 17th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry with the opportunity to visit their facilities in Pasadena, California.
Materia Licenses Metathesis Catalyst Platform to Eisai
June 20, 2007
Materia, Inc., a catalyst technology company, announced today the licensing of its metathesis platform to Eisai Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company...
Materia and Peakdale Collaborate to Commercialize Metathesis-Based Privileged Scaffolds
March 1, 2007
Materia, Inc. and Peakdale Molecular Ltd. announced today their collaboration to offer metathesis-based scaffolds for the pharmaceutical industry.
Metathesis Platform Licensed to Aileron Therapeutics
February 12, 2007
Materia, Inc., a catalyst technology company, announced today the licensing of its metathesis platform to Aileron Therapeutics, an emerging biopharmaceutical company...
Materia Licenses Metathesis Catalyst Platform to Merck & Co., Inc.
December 14, 2006
Materia, Inc., a catalyst technology company, announced today the non-exclusive licensing of its metathesis platform to Merck & Co, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company...
Materia Announces NIH Funding
October 23, 2006
Materia has announced NIH funding for the further development of a metathesis-enabled reagent system for drug discovery.
Materia Announces Recent Product Development Success in Its Lanxess Partnership
August 16, 2006
Materia announced today recent product development success in its partnership with Lanxess Deutschland GmbH (formerly Bayer Material Science AG) in the field of nitrile rubbers.
Materia Founder Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
October 5, 2005
Grubbs, Schrock, and Chauvin Get Nobel in Chemistry
Materia and Cargill Announce Two Advancements in Development of Industrial Chemicals from Biobased O
August 1, 2005
Materia, Inc. and Cargill have accomplished two significant advancements in their joint effort to use Materia’s proprietary olefin metathesis technology for converting biobased oils...
Materia and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Enter Into Catalyst Licensing Agreement
April 1, 2005
Materia, Inc. and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement providing Sunesis access to Materia’s proprietary metathesis technology for use in...
Materia and Cargill Announce Extension of Natural Oils to Chemicals Development Agreement
April 1, 2005
Cargill and Materia, Inc. today announced the expansion of a development agreement for Cargill’s use of Materia’s proprietary olefin metathesis technology for converting biobased oils...