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

Muse® Auto CD4/CD4% System

MilliporeSigma has developed the Muse®, a new low-end instrument to detect HIV/AIDS in blood. The aim was to make a small, user friendly kit at an affordable price. The focus is to have a primary health care kit enabling decentralized access, promoting the deployment of such portable kits in most remote areas.

WIPO Re:Search

This program encourages and facilitates the sharing of IP assets to advance drug, vaccine, and diagnostic research and development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis. It is an open innovation platform that helps sharing know-how and experiences to accelerate product development.


Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Consumer Health has developed the Suswastha project in India as a way of reaching out to its under-served rural populations, where 70% of the population is located. The project focuses on preventative measures for ensuring overall good health as well as common ailments such as coughs and women and children’s health. The project engages patients through community level meetings and weekly educative health programs funded by healthcare professionals.

Rural pharmacy

This pre-equipped pharmacy is made from shipping containers, meaning that minimal assembly is required. Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany supplies these compounds in rural areas of Africa through a multi-stakeholder partnership aimed at establishing a secure and efficient supply chain, increasing access to quality, affordable drugs, and encouraging pharmacists to work in rural areas.

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Free-form displays in the cockpit

What was once known as the dashboard can now justifiably be called a cockpit: Our innovations for LC displays are opening up new dimensions that will also benefit automobile designers.

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More safety: Smart automotive lighting

In cooperation with industrial partners such as Hella and Porsche, we are developing a headlight system that will improve traffic safety – thanks to liquid crystals shutters for sensitive responding.

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