Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. Almost 53,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. We are known as “Merck” internationally. In the United States and Canada, however, we operate as EMD Serono in the Biopharma business, as MilliporeSigma in the Life Science business, and as EMD Performance Materials in the materials business.

Our Life Science business is dedicated to solving the world’s toughest life science problems by collaborating with the global scientific community, and through that, accelerating access to health for people everywhere.