Darmstadt, Germany, February 7, 2022 – MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced several organizational changes and a new operating model to support the long-term growth strategy of the Life Science business sector and to better serve the evolving needs of its global customers.
“Science and technology are advancing at an unprecedented speed, and with that are the needs and expectations of our customers worldwide. Having the right operating model in place will accelerate our ability to provide the best products and services to our customers and deliver on our high ambitions for long-term profitable growth,” said Matthias Heinzel, Member of the Executive Board and CEO Life Science, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. “Ultimately, our goal is to make a positive impact on patients by enabling the development of life-saving therapies and vaccines.”
New business units will complement the current Life Science structure as follows, effective April 1, 2022:
Transformation, Strategy & Business Development and Quality & Regulatory as well as other enabling functions will remain unchanged as part of the Life Science Executive Team, continuing to deliver value and expertise to the business.
“With Process Solutions and our two new business units, Life Science Services and Science and Lab Solutions, we have created a new, differentiated model for our company and the industry. Our new operating model is another strong proof point of our evolved strategy in action and serves as a key milestone towards realizing our ambitious growth plans in the next decade,” said Heinzel. “I wish our new leaders great success in their roles, and on behalf of the entire organization, I thank Chris Ross for his many years of service and for his tireless efforts in helping to bring life-saving products to patients around the world.”
About the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has more than 28,000 employees and more than 55 total manufacturing and testing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics.
More than 64,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From providing products and services that accelerate drug development and manufacturing as well as discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2022, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 22.2 billion in 66 countries.
The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate as MilliporeSigma in life science, EMD Serono in healthcare and EMD Electronics in electronics. Since its founding in 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. For more information about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, visit www.emdgroup.com.
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