Our pursuit is progress for people everywhere. That's why we take a closer look at things, ask questions and think ahead.
We've been around for more than 350 years, yet our majority owners are still the descendants of Friedrich Jacob Merck, the man who founded our company in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668.
Since then, we have become a truly global company, with around 51,000 employees in 66 countries working on breakthrough solutions and technologies. In 2017, we invested a total of € 2.1 billion in research and development.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, holds the rights to the name and the trademark “MERCK” internationally except for the United States and Canada, where we operate in the biopharma market as EMD Serono, in life science as MilliporeSigma, and in the specialty chemicals and high-tech materials business area as EMD Performance Materials.
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