Materia Incorporated is a leader in developing and commercializing solutions to complex problems in Life Sciences, Polymers and Materials Science, and Chemical Manufacturing. The company practices innovative and proprietary Metathesis and Organocatalysis™ Technologies to provide sustainable cost advantages in the production of small, medium, and large molecules while simultaneously enabling previously unattainable features, qualities, and substances to be obtained.
Materia Inc. was founded in 1997, originally as Advanced Sports Materials, with a mission to commercialize metathesis polymer technology invented and developed at the California Institute of Technology. Following the rapid development of the firm’s metathesis technology and the expansion of the company's core technologies, the company changed its name to Materia and began pursuing applications in broader materials and Fine Chemical markets. The continued expansion of the company's technology platform includes the addition of asymmetric metathesis catalyst technology and Organocatalysis for the production of chiral building blocks, intermediates, and active pharmaceuticals.