Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, the company generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries and invested a total of € 2.0 billion in research and development. Founded in 1668, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. The company holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.
About the Silicon Valley Innovation Hub
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has recently opened an Innovation Hub based in Menlo Park. This Hub is responsible for exploring new technological opportunities by building and maintaining local relationships and partnerships. Search areas focus on recently defined Innovation Fields, like Biosensors, and support the company’s existing business.