Singapore, March 28, 2018 — Merck, a leading science and technology company, was named the overall “Best Bioprocessing Supplier” and won the sub-category of “Best Bioprocessing Supplier Award for Single-use Systems” at the Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Awards 2018 ceremony. The awards presentation for the annual competition was held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Biologics Manufacturing Asia and the 2nd Biologistics World Asia 2018.
Introduced in 2017 in association with the 4th Annual Biologics Manufacturing Asia, the Asia Bioprocessing Excellence Awards recognize exceptional bioprocessing experts, organizations and technologies that enable biomanufacturing excellence with enhanced speed, reduced cost and superior quality using the latest advances in technology and the best manufacturing practices.
“Merck prides itself on its bioprocessing excellence and expertise, especially when it comes to our single-use systems,” said Benoit Opsomer, head of Process Solutions Asia Pacific, Life Science, at Merck. “We are constantly innovating to improve our products and solutions to meet pressing bioprocessing development needs and challenges. We are honored to be recognized by the Life Science community in Asia as the ‘Best Bioprocessing Supplier’ two years in a row and as the 'Best Bioprocessing Supplier for Single-use Systems.’”
The overall Best Bioprocessing Supplier Award recognizes Merck’s key role in driving Asia’s rapid growth in the biologics industry and in meeting the needs of Asia’s biologic manufacturers and companies.
The Best Bioprocessing Supplier Award for Single-use Systems recognizes Merck for its supplying of single-use systems to the biologics industry.
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. More than 52,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck generated sales of €15 billion in 66 countries.
Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the “Merck” name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.