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.

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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.

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In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate under the umbrella brand EMD.
 
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A world-renowned baby

Elizabeth Carr was America’s first test-tube baby. A medicine from our company helped make her sensational birth possible in 1981. Elizabeth was followed by millions of other babies.

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Bike MS: Riding for a good cause

Cycling with a long tradition: The Cape Cod Getaway (CCG) will take place for the 11th time at the end of June. The event is part of the Bike MS® fundraising cycling series.

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Discovering the New World

An innovation-friendly environment and business opportunities — the preconditions for success are more favorable in the United States than just about anywhere else.

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