A pioneering company that advances technologies for life. Across healthcare, life science and performance materials, we bring specialist and high-quality products to the world.
Set up in Darm-stadt, Germany, in 1668 by Friedrich Jacob Merck, we are the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Today, the Merck family remains the majority owner of the company. Over the course of 350 years, we have become a truly global company. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life - from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. We are known as Merck internationally. In the US and Canada, we operate as EMD Serono in biopharma, MilliporeSigma in life science and EMD Performance Materials. Know more about us at www.merckgroup.com