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GTEC supports Merck in their search for suitable startups

28-Sep-2017

Merck, the science and technology company, is a new partner of the German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC). Since its foundation in 1668, Merck has always been committed to innovation, which nowadays especially arises within startups; therefore, Merck has been increasingly relying on the ...

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Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science Goes to Professor Francesco Ricci

Recognition of young researchers who develop new methods in chemical analysis

04-Sep-2017

Merck announced that Professor Francesco Ricci from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy, will receive the 2017 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science. The Italian chemist will receive the recognition worth €15,000 for his ground-breaking development of nature-inspired ...

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Merck opens production facility exclusively for meglumine in Spain

The only facility in Europe solely dedicated to meglumine production

19-Jan-2017

Merck announced the opening of a facility in Mollet des Vallès, Spain dedicated to the manufacture of meglumine, an FDA-approved excipient for pharmaceuticals and a component of medical imaging contrast media.The facility, validated by the FDA, is the only location in Europe that manufactures ...

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Merck Acquires BioControl to Strengthen Position in Food Safety Testing

05-Jan-2017

Merck announced it has acquired BioControl Systems Inc., a global leader in food safety testing. The acquisition opens growth opportunities for Merck in the food and beverage space; particularly in the U.S. Confidentiality has been agreed on the financial details of the transaction. BioControl’s ...

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Merck announces 2016 recipients of € 1 Million grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation

Four research grants awarded out of 260 proposals from 45 countries

19-Sep-2016

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced recipients of the fourth annual Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation (GMSI) during a symposium at the 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) in London. This year, 260 ...

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Merck and Biocartis to Collaborate

08-Jan-2016

Merck announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Biocartis for the development and commercialization of a new liquid biopsy RAS biomarker test for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The test will be developed on Biocartis’ innovative, fully automated molecular ...

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Merck Completes Sigma-Aldrich Acquisition

Organizational structure and senior management team in place

18-Nov-2015

Merck announced the completion of its $ 17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, creating one of the leaders in the $ 130 billion global industry. The completion follows last week’s approval from the European Commission, which was the final antitrust condition required to close the Sigma-Aldrich ...

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Merck and Pfizer Collaborate with Dako

Development of Companion Diagnostic for Investigational anti-PD-L1 Antibody, Avelumab

28-Sep-2015

As part of the global strategic alliance between Merck and Pfizer to jointly develop and commercialize avelumab, an investigational immune checkpoint inhibitor, the companies have announced that they have a collaboration agreement in place with Dako, an Agilent Technologies company, for the ...

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Merck’s Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Receives Clearance from EU Regulators

Approvals Also Granted by Japan and China

17-Jun-2015

Merck announced that the European Commission has approved its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. The EU clearance, which is subject to certain conditions, follows the recent antitrust approvals in Japan (JFTC) and by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). In ...

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Merck Obtains US Antitrust Clearance for Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich

Merck continues to expect the transaction to close in mid-2015

05-Jan-2015

Merck announced that it has obtained antitrust clearance from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its planned acquisition of US-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) in connection with its ...

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