We love a challenge

Each and every day we work on new technologies that enrich lives and make our customers and partners more successful – and we have been doing so for nearly 350 years. Looking back on a history full of curiosity and innovation, we are contributing our share to meet the challenges of the future. Learn more about us. 

we develop specialized and high-quality products for a better life.

We help create, improve and extend life

From prescription medications for the treatment of conditions like cancer and infertility, to over-the-counter products against cold symptoms or pain, our work in the healthcare sector changes millions of lives.

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Our research helps researchers

In our Life Science business we work in collaboration with the global scientific community to find solutions to the greatest challenges in the sector. We provide scientists with laboratory materials, technologies and services, to make research and biotech production simpler, faster and more successful.

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We deliver bright prospects and crystal clear images

In our Performance Materials business we develop specialty chemicals for targeted purposes. These range from liquid crystals for displays to effect pigments for lacquers and cosmetics, and high-tech materials for the electronics industry.

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We are a science and technology company driven by a passion for research and discovery. It is a special honor for me to lead this unique company. We are well-positioned for sustainable and profitable growth. We have a lot planned. We are curious about the future. I hope that you share our curiosity.

Stefan Oschmann

Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Let’s make great things happen together.

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Many of our achievements in science and technology are built on strong partnerships. We join forces with companies, researchers and bold innovators from all over the world.

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Cladribine Tablets Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Treatment of Relapsing ...

Mavenclad (Cladribine tablets) has received a positive opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA)


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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Pigment Innovation at the Laser World of Photonics ...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will present a new pigment for laser marking in a new application field at the Laser World of Photonics 2017 exhibition from June 26 to 29 in Munich.


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Sam Kean wins the 15th Premio Letterario Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced the winner of the 15th Premio Letterario Merck