Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions, and think ahead.
We've been around for more than 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668.
From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere.
We are Merck. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada. Here 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
We provide inﬁnite solutions to solve the toughest problems in life science in collaboration with the global scientiﬁc community. Our tools, services, and digital platforms empower scientists and engineers at every stage, helping deliver breakthrough therapies more quickly.
With our three business units, we are a leading worldwide supplier of tools, high-grade chemicals, and equipment for academic labs, biotech, and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as the industrial sector.
- Research Solutions provides our academic customers with the chemicals and tools needed to make scientific discovery easier and faster.
- Process Solutions provides drug manufacturers with process development expertise and technologies, such as continuous bioprocessing.
- Applied Solutions offers both testing kits and services to ensure that our food is safe to eat and our water is clean to drink.