Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

R&D - an overview

Innovative thinking and actions have always fueled our entrepreneurial success and will continue to lead us into an exciting future. Our company invested around EUR 2 billion in R&D in 2016.
Biopharma

Biopharma

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 4
• Global R&D headcount: 2,300 
• Recent innovations:
New liquid biopsy RAS biomarker test, innovative fertility technologies: Gavi™, Geri™, Gidget™
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Consumer Health - OTC pharmaceuticals

Consumer Health - OTC pharmaceuticals

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 1
• Recent innovations: Bion® Energy, Bion® Allesensa, Nasivion® Advanced, Kytta® geruchsneutral, Sangobion® Femin, Sangobion® Syrup, Seven Seas® Perfect 7, Seven Seas® Gummies, Seven Seas® Transdermal Cream
     
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Allergopharma - allergen immunotherapy

Allergopharma - allergen immunotherapy

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 1
• Global R&D headcount: 115
• Recent innovations: Extension of injection interval for Allergovit®, new allergens (skin prick testing and Acaroid®)
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Life science

Life science

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 10
• Global R&D headcount: 1,500  
• Recent innovations:
CellASIC®ONIX2 Microfluidic System for advanced live cell imaging, Mobius® 1000 & Mobius® Power MIX 2000 (single-use bioreactors), Parteck®MXP (enhancing the bioavailability of active pharmaceutical ingredients), Viresolve® Pro Shield H (Filtration), new gene editing tools
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Performance Materials - High-tech chemicals

Performance Materials - High-tech chemicals

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 7
• Global R&D headcount: 429
• Recent innovations:
UB-FFS technology (Ultra Bright Fringe Field Switching - enables energy-efficient touchscreens), SA-VA technology (resource-conserving display manufacturing), Xirallic® NXT (high-tech effect pigments); Meoxal® pigments, fluorosurfactants (improving the flow and wetting behavior of coating systems), RonaCare® RenouMer (cosmetic active ingredient to firm the skin and support collagen formation), printing inks for printable organic photovoltaics)
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