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September 16, 2013
Contact: Cait Healey
Phone: +1 978-715-1663

Merck Millipore Named One of the Top Charitable Contributors by the Boston Business Journal

September 16, 2013, Darmstadt, Germany
— Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, was ranked number 50 on the Boston Business Journal’s List of 2013 Top Charitable Contributors.  

Merck:/Freestyle/DIV-Divisional/News/News-Div-BBJ-09122012-300px.jpgWho:     The Merck Millipore Giving Program

What:    Ranked 50 on the Boston Business Journal’s List of 2013 Top Charitable Contributors

When:   Thursday, September 12, 2013

Where:  The Boston Business Journal’s Annual “Corporate Citizenship Summit” held this year at the Westin Waterfront, Boston.

Why:      The Merck Millipore Giving Program was ranked 50th on the Boston Business Journal’s List of Top Charitable Contributors. The Top Charitable Contributors- defined by the BBJ as organizations that donated $50,000 or more to local non-profits in 2012- were honored at the Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 12. In 2012, Merck Millipore donated $364,000 to Massachusetts non-profits through grants and sponsorships.

“Merck Millipore is proud to continue its tradition of supporting local communities where it operates through grants and employee volunteer projects, “says Tara Duplaga, Manager of the Merck Millipore Giving Program. “Since our company originated in Massachusetts, we have a strong commitment to this area and are pleased to be recognized by the BBJ for our efforts.”

For more information, please contact Cait Healey.

More about the Merck Millipore Giving Program
Merck Millipore’s charitable giving and community relations efforts focus on science, health care education and the environment, which are issues that are most connected to the company’s mission as a life science organization. Through multi-year partnerships with major charities and individual grants to smaller non-profits, Merck Millipore targets its funding to achieve the following objectives: support critical research aimed at mitigating and eradicating major diseases; expand access to health care services; strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curricula in elementary and secondary education; increase access to higher education through scholarships, and encourage practices that support long-term environmental sustainability.

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 67 countries and 2011 revenues of EUR 2.4 billion. Merck Millipore operates as EMD Millipore in the U.S. and Canada.

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