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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.

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as the following businesses in the U.S. and Canada

EMD Serono: Biopharma/Healthcare
MilliporeSigma: Life Science
EMD Performance Materials: Performance Materials

Three business sectors in the U.S.

EMD Serono

the biopharmaceutical/healthcare business, which is headquartered in Rockland, Mass. with R&D offices in Billerica, Mass.

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MilliporeSigma

the life science business, in Burlington, Mass., which offers life sciences tools and performance products such as laboratory chemicals, lab water instruments and chromatography products to enhance the health and life science space.

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EMD Performance Materials

the performance materials business in Philadelphia, PA, which specializes in producing liquid crystals, pigments and chemicals to manufacture sophisticated applications like displays, cosmetics, solar panels and more.

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Who is Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany?

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.

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