Merck Millipore

Merck Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany with worldwide headquarters located in Billerica, Massachusetts, is a life sciences organization that, in partnership with its customers, creates innovative solutions for research, development and production worldwide. With a range of more than 40,000 products, Merck Millipore is a top tier supplier of tools and technologies to the life science industry.

Merck KGaA is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company
Our historical roots lie in Darmstadt, where Friedrich Jacob Merck acquired the Engel-Apotheke ("Angel Pharmacy") in 1668. In 1827, Heinrich Emanuel Merck began the industrial-scale production of alkaloids, plant extracts and other chemicals. The successful export business in the United States led in 1887 to the establishment of a subsidiary in New York. Under Georg Merck, a grandson of Heinrich Emanuel Merck, Merck & Co. was formed in 1891. Following the confiscation of properties that took place as a result of World War I, Merck & Co. became an independent American company. The two companies are no longer linked to one another today – the only thing they still have in common is the name Merck. Merck & Co. holds the rights to the name within North America; outside this region the U.S. company operates as Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) or MSD Sharp & Dohme. Merck KGaA, in turn, holds the rights elsewhere in the world and operates in North America under the umbrella brand EMD, formed from the initials of Emanuel Merck, Darmstadt.


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