Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and performance materials. Globally, 57,000 employees work to make a difference in people’s lives; from advancing gene editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices.
Merck was founded in 1668. The family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Performance Materials.