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science
… is at the heart of everything we do.
 € 2.2 BILLION
invested in research and development in 2018.
Around52,000hearts
beat for science.
Employees in66countries share a passion for pushing
boundaries and making new discoveries.
Since1668, our name
has stood for the positive power of science.

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Stefan OschmannChairman of the Executive Board and CEO

TO OUR SHAREHOLDERS

We had a special year in 2018: The company commemorated an amazing anniversary – 350 years. We were able to look back on a long history of contributing to the progress of science again and again. Above all, however, we have been directing our focus on what lies ahead. After all, the most important history remains the one we are writing today.
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Heartbeats

Why science? What fascinates us about it? We wanted to find out – so we followed the passion.

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Vibrant
China

China is on the way to becoming a leading high-tech nation. We intend to take an active role in shaping this transformation with our China strategy.

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Beyond
tomorrow

Can pandemics be predicted? How does smartphone glucose monitoring work? Where will our meat come from in the future? How can we better connect re­­searchers with each other? Whoever wants to actively shape the future, needs to ask the right questions.

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