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Our legacy of innovation goes back more than 40 years in the U.S. and 350 years through our global roots with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company and comprised of three unique businesses in the U.S., focused on healthcare, life sciences and performance materials.
EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the United States and Canada. This connection to our global business allows us to leverage resources that optimize the delivery of products and services to customers and patients in the U.S.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany was founded in 1668, and the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the "Merck" name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.
To better understand our name/branding, check out our history.