Consumer Health Division Sparks Debate on the Future of the OTC Sector

November 28, 2014 – Our Consumer Health division hosted a top level debate on key future aspects of the OTC sector, in London. Featuring contributions from leading analysts, professional representatives and patient groups, the event combined the experience and views of Merck Consumer Health’s senior management team with external perspectives on the major pressures and influences facing the industry.

Global Strategic Alliance with Pfizer on Anti-PD-L1 to Accelerate Presence in Immuno-Oncology

November 17, 2014 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer entered into a global agreement to co-develop and co-commercialize our investigational anti-PD-L1 antibody as a potential treatment for multiple tumor types to accelerate the two companies’ presence in immuno-oncology.
As part of the agreement, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will co-promote Pfizer’s Xalkori, a medicine to treat non-small cell lung cancer, in the United States and several other key markets.

Access to Medicine Index: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in sixth place

Darmstadt, Germany, November 18, 2014 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced today that it now ranks sixth in the Access to Medicine Index published yesterday by the Access to Medicine Foundation. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has moved up two places compared to the 2012 ranking. This improvement underlines the company’s commitment to helping overcome barriers to access for underserved populations and communities in low- and middle-income countries as part of its corporate responsibility and sustainable business approach. Every two years, the Access to Medicine Index benchmarks the top pharmaceutical companies on activities and initiatives that are advancing access to medicines in developing countries.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, reports strong top-line growth in the third quarter

"We are gearing up for a strong finish in 2014. All our businesses are performing well and contributed to across-the-board growth in the third quarter," said Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Displaying Futures – How displays influence architecture

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is holding its “Displaying Futures”’ symposium in Shanghai, China on November 6, 2014. Focusing on the theme “Building Innovation – Displaying Architecture”, experts will discuss questions concerning the impact of innovative display solutions on architecture as well as the life of the people therein. The Displaying Futures Shanghai symposium is the fourth in a series of annual symposia held since 2011, in which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has set out to explore new avenues through an inspiring exchange between designers, artists, communications experts, architects and scientists.

 

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,Germany, Issues Euro Hybrid Bond Amounting to € 1.5 bn
Darmstadt, Germany, December 8, 2014 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today successfully issued a hybrid bond with a two-tranche structure amounting to € 1.5 bn. The issuance is part of the financing of the proposed acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich , which was announced in September 2014.
 
Sigma - Aldrich Shareholders Approve Merger With Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Sigma - Aldrich Shareholders Approve Merger With Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Darmstadt, Germany, December 5, 2014 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today achieved an important milestone in the process of acquiring U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. The shareholders of Sigma-Aldrich approved the merger with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany at a special meeting held at the Sigma-Aldrich Life Science and Technology Center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
 
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Joins “Together for Sustainability” Network
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Joins “Together for Sustainability” Network
Darmstadt, December 3, 2014 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has joined the “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) network of multinational companies dedicated to improving the supply chain with respect to environmental, compliance and social standards. The objective of the network s to harmonize supplier assessments and audits worldwide and to foster the responsible procurement of goods and services.
 
 
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