We are the Original

Founded in 1668 in Darmstadt, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The success of the export business to the United States led in 1887 to the establishment of an office in New York, which gave rise to our subsidiary Merck & Co. four years later. Owing to World War I, Merck & Co. was expropriated in 1917. The two companies have been separate ever since.


How we appear in the US and Canada

EMD Serono
Our biopharmaceuticals subsidiary EMD Serono is pursuing activities in selected indications for highly specialized therapeutic areas mainly treated by specialists.
EMD Millipore
Our life science subsidiary EMD Millipore provides technologies, tools and solutions that enable our customers to achieve success in the areas of life science research and biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
EMD Performance Materials
EMD Performance Materials offers specialty chemicals that are used in a variety of end products.


Publication of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate under the umbrella brand EMD.
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The “journey to health” is still a long one

People hardly have any access to adequate medical care in the extremely impoverished rural regions of India. We are helping through the Swasthya Yatra initiative.

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Innovative building blocks of a creative future

The Innovation Center is our company’s workshop for the future. This is where the experts not only work on new products but also come up with new ideas for cooperation.

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