350-Year Anniversary

In 2018, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is celebrating its 350th anniversary. All information about our anniversary activities can be found on this webpage.

A history with a future

Since 1668, scientific curiosity and a strong sense of responsibility have enabled us to succeed as the world’s most experienced company in our industry.

These traits have characterized us for 350 years, just like our founding family, which has remained the majority owner to this very day. This has made our company what it is today: a vibrant science and technology company. We discover and develop products and services for life. To do so, we are using our unique, interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics.

In 2018, our company is celebrating its 350th anniversary. The theme of the celebration will be “Always curious – Imagine the next 350 years.” Curiosity has always been the force that drives us and will continue to motivate us to put our expertise in science and technology to work for human progress.

Please stay curious!

  • The Drive to Innovate

    A future shaped by curiosity?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • It’s All in the Genes

    Correct diseases before they appear?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • En Route to the Future!

    Mobility that’s sleek, sustainable, and smart?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Safety First

    Universal access to safe vaccines, uncontaminated food, and clean water?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Home Smart Home

    A home that adapts to your every need?
    We can imagine it.

    Can You?
  • Future Insight Prize

    Stimulating scientific and technological progress in the areas of health, nutrition, and energy?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Life is Precious

    A future with IVF success rates of 100 percent?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Can you sense the change?

    Translating the biological language of our bodies to personalize more effective treatments.
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • The evolution starts here

    Simplifying processes while maximizing output?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Cancer Unmasked

    A future where new approaches use your own immune cells to help defeat cancer?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?
  • Making Sense of MS

    MS therapies that give patients greater freedom to live their lives the way they deem fit?
    We can imagine it.

    Can you?

Our Anniversary Events in 2018

 

Throughout 2018, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in collaboration with top tier journals (Nature, Science AAAS, Harvard Business Review, etc.)
is publishing a series of articles, studies, and survey results around the global future of science, technology, and business.