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About Merck Millipore
and the Life Science Business of Merck

Merck is a leader in life science. We aim to solve the toughest problems in the industry by collaborating with the global scientific community, and through that help to increase access to healthcare.

With a catalog of more than 300,000 products, Merck delivers many of the most highly-respected brands in the industry, like Millipore, Milli-Q®, SAFC and BioReliance®. Our offering covers every step of the biotech production chain, creating a complete end-to-end workflow with enhanced customer service, a simplified interface and a leading distribution platform. Our innovative portfolio, well-balanced geographic reach, and industry leading capabilities, uniquely positions us to anticipate and deliver on customer needs.

At Merck, a global pharmaceutical and chemical company, we take pride in fostering a culture of curiosity. An inquisitive, innovative and solution-oriented mindset can be felt throughout the organization of 50,000 employees, worldwide. Life science at the company, comprised of 19,000 employees in 67 countries, brings together the legacy expertise of Merck Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, which was acquired by Merck in 2015.

Key Facts about life science at Merck

€4.6 billion
Group Headquarters:
Darmstadt, Germany
Number of Employees:
~ 19,000
Number of Products:
More than 300,000
Solutions & Services for:
Research, development and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies.

Designed with the Customer in Mind

Merck is designed to best meet the needs of our customers, accelerate innovation, enhance collaboration with the global scientific community and provide unparalleled service and expertise.

To further this goal, the teams responsible for life science innovation and product development are organized around our customers – Research Solutions, Applied Solutions and Process Solutions– allowing us to offer tailored solutions, unmatched service and an optimized experience for our customers around the world.

Research Solutions

Our Research Solutions team is focused on helping customers to better understand biological function and disease, through a complete portfolio of solutions that enable scientific discovery. Some of our 210,000-plus products and services include inhibitors and biochemicals, antibodies, multiplexed assay kits, instruments and software, and lab productivity chemicals.

Applied Solutions

Our Applied Solutions team is focused on supplying products and workflow solutions that streamline processes, lower costs and deliver consistent, reliable results for customers. Some of our 62,000-plus products and services include lab water instruments, consumables and services, microbiology and bio-monitoring, test assays, analytical reagents, and flow cytometry kits and instruments.

Process Solutions

Our Process Solutions team provides products that meet the highest quality and purity standards with extensive documentation and services to ensure regulatory compliance. Some of our 15,000-plus products and services include single-use manufacturing, filtration, chromatography and purification, virus reduction, pharma and bio-pharma raw materials, drug delivery compounds, and engineering and validation services.