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Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Founded in Germany in 1668 Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world. Merck operates in 66 countries world-wide and employs over 50,000 staff.

From drug discovery and development to manufacturing and diagnostics, Merck is dedicated to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community.

Merck operates in 3 distinct business sectors, Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. 

In Healthcare Merck produces Prescription drugs and solutions to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases together with Over-the-counter products for a healthy lifestyle.

Merck’s Life Sciences sector produces innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the life science industry that make research and biotech production better, faster and safer.  The Life Sciences portfolio exceeds 300,000 products.

In the Performance Materials sector Merck has developed and produces a wide range of high-tech chemicals, such as Liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays & lighting and effect pigments for coatings and cosmetic products.

Everything Merck does is based on the six company values.

Courage opens the door to the future, Achievement makes our entrepreneurial success possible, Responsibility determines our entrepreneurial actions, Respect is the foundation of any partnership, Integrity ensures our credibility, and Transparency makes mutual trust possible.