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

A leading supplier in the life science industry

Having completed the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in November 2015, we are now one of the leading suppliers in the life science industry.
With a portfolio of more than 300,000 products, we cover the full bioprocessing value chain. Our aim is to solve the toughest problems in the industry.

Life science

Life Science provides leading technologies, tools and solutions that enable our customers to achieve success in the areas of life science research and biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Research Solutions

Our Research Solutions team is focused on helping customers in their research to better understand biological function and disease, through a complete portfolio of solutions that enable scientific discovery.  Some of our 210,000-plus products and services include inhibitors and biochemicals, antibodies, multiplexed assay kits, instruments and software, and lab productivity chemicals.

Applied Solutions

Our Applied Solutions team is focused on supplying products and workflow solutions that streamline processes, lower costs, and deliver consistent, reliable results for customers. Some of our 62,000-plus products and services include lab water instruments, consumables and services, microbiology and bio-monitoring, test assays, analytical reagents, and flow cytometry kits and instruments.

Process Solutions

Our Process Solutions team provides products that meet the highest quality purity standards with extensive documentation and services to ensure regulatory compliance. Some of our 15,000-plus products and services include single-use manufacturing, filtration, chromatography and purification, virus reduction, pharma and bio-pharma raw materials, drug delivery compounds, and engineering and validation services.


Life Science – cutting-edge systems

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. We collaborate with customers to solve the toughest problems in life science to accelerate access to solutions that improve health for people everywhere. With the 2015 combination of EMD Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich, we now have a broad portfolio of 300,000 products, an expanded footprint and an industry leading e-commerce platform ( 
We help solve problems at every stage, from drug discovery and development to manufacturing and diagnostics. Our products range from lab water systems to gene editing tools, antibodies, cell lines and systems to manufacture drugs. Before there can be scientific breakthroughs there must be state-of-the-art tools, services and expertise to help researchers to do the science, run the experiments and produce the products – that’s what we do.

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