In Conversation: Ken Malone, Ph.D., Managing Director, Early Charm Ventures and CEO of SilcsBio

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Malone is the Managing Director of Early Charm and the CEO of SilcsBio, one of the 37 portfolio companies that operate under Early Charm’s novel Venture Studio Model. We recently caught up with Malone to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Venture Studio Model, SilcsBio, and the growing life sciences and technology ecosystem blooming in Baltimore. 

Fulton Bank, an Important Growth Engine for Regional Life Sciences Companies

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In 2019, Fulton Bank launched a new division aimed at supporting life sciences companies that many financial institutions shied away from historically—young, emerging bioscience and tech companies that offer high risk, high reward investment profiles.

Meet Your 2021 BioBuzz Award Winners

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Today, we are excited to announce the winners of our 2nd Annual BioBuzz Awards. The BioBuzz Awards are a celebration of the exciting and groundbreaking work being done by the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community and the individuals that make innovation happen across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

2021 BioBuzz Awards Finalists

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We’re excited to announce this year’s finalists for the second annual 2021 BioBuzz Awards. These awards celebrate the people and companies across our regional community and their efforts and accomplishments to impact human health and build a stronger biotech community.

Early Charm Announces Doubling of Production and Development Space at Baltimore’s 1100 Wicomico

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November 2, 2021, Baltimore, MD – In a move to accommodate its continued fast growth, Early Charm – a company that creates, owns and operates ventures that convert science to revenue – announced today it is more than doubling its production and lab space at Baltimore’s 1100 Wicomico building.
This significant expansion will occur adjacent to Early Charm’s 2,150 square feet of current production and development space, bringing total production and development space to just under 5,000 square feet.
“Demand for our custom manufactured products is strong across the board with nanofibers, 3D printing, DNA libraries and custom inks experiencing the most rapid growth,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer with Early Charm. “We’ve already removed the wall separating the spaces and will be able to use a large portion of the space immediately. The full build-out will only take a few months.”

Fulton Bank Aims to be a Key Partner for the Life Science and Technology Community

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Late in 2019, Fulton Bank launched a brand-new division to support emerging Life Science and Technology companies. Many traditional banks have historically shied away from these types of companies, which often operate in pre-revenue business models that are more complicated to assess. However, if successful, these companies represent some of the greatest potential for growth and economic impact.

Early Charm Announces Hiring of Dan Keeley to Lead Newly Formed Lankenau Ventures

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Early Charm, a venture studio that converts science to business, today announced the hiring of Dan Keeley to lead Lankenau Ventures, a new joint venture with Early Charm that aims to accelerate development and commercialization of medical inventions conceived by frontline healthcare workers.

5 Questions With… 2020 Recap

5 Questions With 2020
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In 2020 we introduced a new series titled “5 Questions With…” in an effort to spotlight individuals from across the BioHealth Capital Region and beyond. Providing this platform has allowed us to help share the stories of industry peers and show that there isn’t a single “right” way to becoming an industry success.

5 Questions with Ken Malone, Co-Founder, and Principal, Early Charm Ventures, LLC.

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Ken Malone is a co-founder of Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio founded in 2012 in Baltimore (Charm City) that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. They don’t chase quick exits. They build companies that create sustainable value.