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May 8, 2013
Contact: Cait Healey
Email: Cait.Healey@merckgroup.com

Merck Millipore Leadership Recognized with Diabetes Champion Award by JDRF

May 8, 2013, Darmstadt, Germany — Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, was recognized with a Diabetes Champion award by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  

Who:        Christina Shasserre, Head of Discovery and Development Solutions for Bioscience at Merck Millipore.

What:      Recognized with a Diabetes Champion Award from JDRF                         

When:     May 4, 2013

Where:   The JDRF Dream Gala at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in downtown St. Louis 

Merck:/Freestyle/DIV-Divisional/News/News-Div-ChristinaShasserre-JDRF-05082013-300pxjpg.jpgWhy:      Christina Shasserre was recognized for Merck Millipore’s support of JDRF, which includes serving as the chair sponsor of the annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” In addition to providing financial support, Merck Millipore employees participate and help to staff the annual walk in St Louis.  “Merck Millipore's longstanding history of supporting scientific research is well aligned with JDRF's mission to find a cure for T1D," said Christina about the relationship.  The Dream Gala raised $970,000 through silent auctions and ticket sales which will fund research to treat, cure, and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.  Merck Millipore provides services to Pharmaceutical companies developing metabolic and other types of therapeutics and offers a portfolio of assays to detect metabolic biomarkers used in diabetes research. 

For more information, please contact Cait.Healey@emdmillipore.com.

About Merck Millipore
Merck Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers’ success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, Merck Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion Merck Millipore operates as EMD Millipore in the U.S. and Canada.

Note: Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

About JDRF
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.16 billion to diabetes research, including more than $137 million in FY2007. In FY2007, the Foundation funded 700 centers, grants and fellowships in 20 countries.

The Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter was established in 1976 to promote the JDRF mission in metropolitan Saint Louis and western Illinois. Our coverage has expanded over the years to cover most of Missouri and a large portion of Illinois.