Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Business sectors and businesses

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is organized in three business sectors: Healthcare (comprising the Biopharma, Consumer Health, Allergopharma, Biosimilars businesses), Life Science (business: Life Science) and Performance Materials (business: Performance Materials).
Healthcare – focusing on people
focusing on people

Healthcare – focusing on people

Our healthcare business sector stands for innovative therapies focusing on people. Healthcare consists of the Biopharma, Consumer Health, Allergopharma and Biosimilars businesses. Our prescription medicines – comprising mainly biopharmaceuticals – are used in neurodegenerative diseases, oncology, fertility, endocrinology, cardiometabolic diseases and general medicine. Our consumer health range comprises over-the-counter pharmaceuticals to address mobility, women’s and children’s health, cough and cold, as well as everyday health protection.  The Allergopharma portfolio comprises products for diagnostic testing and treatment of allergies. The Biosimilars business focuses on the development of biosimilars.
Life Science cutting-edge systems
Life Science  
Cutting-edge systems

Life Science - cutting-edge systems

With a catalog of more than 300,000 products, our Life Science delivers many of the most highly-respected brands in the industry, such as 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. Our Life Science business brings together the legacy expertise of the life science portfolio of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Sigma-Aldrich, which was acquired by us in 2015. 
Performance Materials – High-tech chemicals
Performance Materials  
High-tech chemicals

Performance Materials – High-tech chemicals

The Performance Materials business offers specialty chemicals that are used in a variety of end products.
The full product portfolio of Performance Materials encompasses a wide range of highly innovative materials for future technologies and high-tech chemicals for sophisticated applications serving a broad customer base. For many years now, we are the market leader in liquid crystals for LCD televisions as well as effect pigments.

Our Businesses




Life Science


Performance Materials - High-tech chemicals


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