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Breakthroughs begin with curiosity

Our company is a vibrant team of specialists in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. We share a love of science and a passion for technology.

We love a challenge

We discover and develop for life in all its vibrancy, from great human questions to small everyday joys. For more than 350 years, curiosity has been driving us to deliver excellence to patients and our customers – and to imagine the future.

Our pursuit: progress for people everywhere

From prescription medicines to treat conditions such as cancer and infertility, our goal is to make a difference to millions of people around the world.

Explore Healthcare

In our Life Science business we collaborate with the global scientific community to solve the industry's toughest problems. We provide scientists with lab materials, technologies and services to make research and biotech production simpler, faster and safer.

Explore Life Science

In our Performance Materials business we develop specialty chemicals for demanding applications, from liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays and lighting to effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics through to high-tech materials for the electronics industry.

Explore Performance Materials

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 of
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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Recent News

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  1. Press Releases

    Second Quarter: Group Remains on Course in a Challenging Environment

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, registered the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in all business sectors in the second quarter. Healthcare and Performance Materials were affected most strongly.

    2020/08/06

  2. Press Releases

    Leadership Change within Group Communications at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Constantin Birnstiel (49), Head of Group Communications since 2017, is leaving Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, upon his own request. He is being succeeded with immediate effect by Thomas Möller (44).

    2020/08/06

  3. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany statement on Rebif® (interferon beta-1a) contribution ...

    As part of the global effort to investigate potential COVID-19 therapeutics and our support of independent research, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is collaborating with the US National Institute of Allergy ...

    2020/08/05

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