R&D in Life Science

To power the world’s greatest life science innovations, we invest in both talent and technology, amplifying dedicated research and development efforts.

R&D: Turning Ideas into Innovations

Our Life Science business sector has approximately 2,000 employees working in various R&D functions around the world. These teams collaborate closely with our customers to solve the toughest problems in life science by translating ideas into product innovations. To do so, we invest significantly in R&D.

Facts & Figures: An Eye on R&D Innovation

  • 260M

    Euros invested to support R&D and innovation.

  • 2,1k

    The number of new products launched in 2016 alone.

Creating Solutions for Global Health Challenges

With a portfolio of approximately 250,000 innovative products and services, we help our customers better understand biological function and disease, including inhibitors and biochemicals, antibodies, multiplexed assay kits, instruments and software, and chemicals for lab productivity.

The manufacturing process is important in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. We provide comprehensive expertise and innovative products to our customers to make this process better. With approximately 15,000 products and services – including single-use manufacturing, filtration, chromatography and purification, virus reduction, pharma and bio-pharma raw materials, drug delivery compounds, and engineering and validation services - our team of experts offers our clients a full range of applied solutions and one of the most complete portfolios in the industry.

We provide analytical tools for quality testing to ensure that drugs, foods, and beverages are safe for consumption by our customers. We offer approximately 62,000 products and services, including lab water instruments, consumables, and services, as well as test assays, analytical reagents, and flow cytometry kits and instruments.