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June 26, 2017
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Merck adds Chemical Products to Reaxys’ Chemistry Database
  • Allows customers to easily find, procure products in the Reaxys interface
  • Reduces barriers for customers to develop new chemistries, accelerating research

Darmstadt, Germany, June 26, 2017 Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a collaboration with Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, to add its products into Reaxys, Elsevier’s chemistry database.

Researchers and chemists who use Reaxys can now access an additional 43,000 Merck life science compounds and chemicals with data provided directly from the supplier. The collaboration means users will have immediate access to Merck’s product availability.

“This integration makes researchers’ daily decision-making process much easier as they look for ways to reduce the time it takes to actually buy the compounds that they need,” said Udit Batra, Member of the Merck Executive Board and CEO, Life Science. “Together, we’re giving customers peace of mind about the quality of the products in development, which is important in such a competitive industry.”

The collaboration with Elsevier gives Reaxys users who work in pharmaceutical drug discovery, chemical R&D and other areas a more efficient purchasing process. Customers can quickly compare the cost of purchasing a compound against making it internally, meaning better allocation of resources and saving time.

“Merck is recognized as an industry leader, so this collaboration is a great addition to Reaxys,” said Christian Boehm, Director of Chemistry Solutions at Elsevier.

Reaxys contains more than 240 years of unparalleled chemistry content, including 105 million organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds, 42 million chemical reactions, 500 million published experimental facts, 16,000 chemistry related periodicals and six indexing sources for a cross-disciplinary view of chemistry.

About Merck

Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 52,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – Merck is everywhere. In 2018, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of €14.8 billion in 66 countries.

Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Performance Materials.