Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
One tenth of a gram of magic

One tenth of a gram of magic

Just a tenth of a gram of liquid-crystal mixture breathes shining life into a smartphone. We have already...more

Just a tenth of a gram of liquid-crystal mixture breathes shining life into a smartphone. We have already received several awards, such as the German Innovation Award, for its new liquid crystal technology, which makes energy-efficient touchscreens for smartphones or tablet PCs possible.

Printable displays

Printable displays

Our company and the printer manufacturer Seiko Epson are co-developing printed displays made of organic...more

Our company and the printer manufacturer Seiko Epson are co-developing printed displays made of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The result is large-format, ultra-thin and energy-saving displays, which stand out from the crowd: OLEDs provide brilliant colors and razor-sharp contrasts.

LC windows – a new vision

LC windows – a new vision

Liquid crystals are not only highly suitable for use in displays. We are developing liquid crystal windows...more

Liquid crystals are not only highly suitable for use in displays. We are developing liquid crystal windows which can automatically regulate the amount of sunlight entering a building. They ensure that the building stays pleasantly cool in the summer and summer and let sun in during sunning days in the winter.

Picture your cells

Picture your cells

There are trillions of cells in the human body, and the difference between health and disease may depend...more

There are trillions of cells in the human body, and the difference between health and disease may depend on just a few. Today’s researchers use advanced instruments for cell analysis such as our ImageStream®X Mark II and FlowSight® that can detect extremely rare cells, such as circulating tumor cells.

Working with sunshine

Working with sunshine

Organic semiconductors are in high demand, as they can be used to make solar cells that are both lighter...more

Organic semiconductors are in high demand, as they can be used to make solar cells that are both lighter in weight and lower in cost. With its program of charge transport materials, our company is making this new photovoltaic technology available to a wide audience. Although not a free resource like sunlight, it is affordable.

Three-dimensional effects

Three-dimensional effects

A stamp with three-dimensional effects but a smooth surface – it feels like an illusion, as the eye sees...more

A stamp with three-dimensional effects but a smooth surface – it feels like an illusion, as the eye sees something different to what the hand feels, but it is actually just a special effect called “3D Evolution”, created by our company. The effect is based on a patented process, which uses our Iriodin® effect pigments.

Adding sparkle to golden temples

Adding sparkle to golden temples

The aesthetic qualities of the "Bangkok Style" resulted in many temples in Myanmar and Thailand being...more

The aesthetic qualities of the "Bangkok Style" resulted in many temples in Myanmar and Thailand being decorated with shining gold. Thanks to the new colored lacquer, which uses our pigments, the temples now shine brighter than ever before.

Purified water

Purified water

In biomedical laboratories often handling thousands of samples a day, water is the most frequently used...more

In biomedical laboratories often handling thousands of samples a day, water is the most frequently used fluidic reagent in clinical analyzers, and the choice of a water purification system is critical. Our AFS® systems provide high-quality pure water, helping to reduce water consumption significantly and to ensure smooth, uninterrupted daily lab operation.

Breathing freely in the outer space

Breathing freely in the outer space

The weightlessness of outer space causes the nasal mucous membranes to swell, which is just as unpleasant...more

The weightlessness of outer space causes the nasal mucous membranes to swell, which is just as unpleasant for astronauts as it is for cold sufferers on earth. NASA therefore equipped the medical kit of its Apollo-11 mission to the moon with oxymetazoline - known as Nasivin® from our company.

Vitamin C - Nature from the lab

Vitamin C - Nature from the lab

In 1934, our company succeeded in extracting ascorbic acid for large-scale production and was thus able...more

In 1934, our company succeeded in extracting ascorbic acid for large-scale production and was thus able to offer the world's first synthetically produced vitamin C in powder form. Already at its market launch, a diverse range of vitamin C products, from bulk products and tablets to ampoules of different strengths was offered to the customer.

Charcoal with a silver finish

Charcoal with a silver finish

The small jet-black pills came onto the market in the mid-1920s and are today still one of the most popular...more

The small jet-black pills came onto the market in the mid-1920s and are today still one of the most popular charcoal preparations for the treatment of diarrhea and oral poisoning. At the time, our company developed a silver coating to make it more convenient to swallow the Kohle-Compretten.

Focus on patients

Focus on patients

Our company has a long-term commitment to help manage multiple sclerosis, with a focus on development...more

Our company has a long-term commitment to help manage multiple sclerosis, with a focus on development of new treatment options and drug delivery devices, as well as offering enhanced patient programs and support services.

Changing the way cancer is treated

Changing the way cancer is treated

We are committed to accelerating innovation in oncology by developing therapies that offer the potential...more

We are committed to accelerating innovation in oncology by developing therapies that offer the potential to change the way cancer is treated and to bring additional benefits to patients, with the ultimate goal of trying to prolong their lives.

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A company that is synonymous with innovation

We are committed to making great things happen through innovations. That is what our workforce of around 50,000 men and women are aiming for each and every day.

INNOVATION KEY FACTS

Innovation Key Facts

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Research Activities

INNOVATION GRANTS

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LCD development

Displays have steadily undergone a series of innovations that have made colors more brilliant, lowered power consumption, and enabled 3D depictions. We are supplying the crucial substances.

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An award-winning research process

In the development of innovative liquid crystals, we are building on the ideas of many. Important input is provided not only by the company’s own basic research, but also by customers.

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