Merck is proud to announce the opening of a new life science center, a major global hub for collaboration with partners and customers of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
As the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we are problem solvers. We work hand-in-hand with our customers globally in research and development, manufacturing and diagnostics to solve the toughest life science problems.
Our broad portfolio of tools and solutions includes CRISPR for gene editing, Mobius® single-use bioreactors for faster drug manufacturing and AFS water systems for more reliable diagnostics. With 19,000 employees and 65 manufacturing sites worldwide, we offer more than 300,000 products and an industry-leading eCommerce platform, sial.com.
Our unique problem-solving culture is witnessed in our approach to serving as a conduit to enable scientists to accelerate their progress. Our field of in-house experts in biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, data analytics and bioprocessing work in agile, integrative teams to uncover answers and thrive in an environment where customer challenges are met and hurdled.
On October 11 we will celebrate the opening of a new $115 million Life Science Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. This 280,000-square-foot facility at 400 Summit Drive will serve as a premier global customer destination and will be a major hub for the North American life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada. The customer collaboration lab and training center housed at this new campus is one of nine locations worldwide where customers can work in our MilliporeSigma’s M Lab™ Collaboration Center in a non-GMP environment to conduct hands-on training, customer experiments and application troubleshooting. By working with our scientists and engineers in this way, customers can solve the toughest biomanufacturing challenges to accelerate development of new therapies.
The building will also be home to 1,000 employees, including customer service and a call center. The facility is LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), meaning it promotes sustainability, resource conservation and human health. This new campus accommodates the company’s Massachusetts footprint, further strengthening its decade-long investment and history in the Commonwealth, one of the most important science and technology hubs in the world.
We are dedicated to helping our customers deliver the promise of their innovations faster and accelerating access to health for people everywhere.