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 1.7 billion in R&D in 2015.
Biopharma

Biopharma

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 4
• Global R&D headcount: 2,300 
• Recent innovations:
New Easypod® system with autoinjector and transmitter for automated drug delivery of the growth hormone Saizen®, redesigned Gonal-f® RFF Redi-ject (TM), Concor AM® (combination product containing two complementary active ingredients: betablocker bisoprolol and the calcium channel blocker amlodipine)
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Consumer Health - OTC pharmaceuticals

Consumer Health - OTC pharmaceuticals

Innovation facts & figures:
• Number of R&D hubs: 1
• Recent innovations: Nasivin® menthol-fresh saline spray , 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: 650 
• Recent innovations:
Mobius® 2000 liter single-use bio reactor, Cellvento™ CHO platform for cell culture media, extension of the MAS-100® product family (air sampler), Magna ChIRP™ RNA Interactome Kits (RNA detection)
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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), Xirallic® NXT (high-tech effect pigments); Meoxal® pigments, RonaCare® Serene Shield (cosmetic active ingredient to reduce susceptibility to acne), additives for laser marking of plastics and conductive coatings
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