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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


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 ...


Merck and Biocartis to Collaborate


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 ...


Merck Completes Sigma-Aldrich Acquisition

Organizational structure and senior management team in place


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


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


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 ...


Merck Obtains US Antitrust Clearance for Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich

Merck continues to expect the transaction to close in mid-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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Merck to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry


Merck and Sigma-Aldrich announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion), establishing one of the leading players in the $130 billion global life science industry. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding ...


Merck on Track with Pharma Strategy

Pipeline Progress Announced


Merck announced that its biopharmaceutical division Merck Serono is well on track with the implementation of the Group’s “Fit for 2018” transformation and growth program. This is reflected by efficiency gains and the successful execution of growth initiatives as well as progress in the pipeline, ...


Merck Serono’s President has been appointed to Board of Directors of L’Oréal


Merck Serono announced that Belén Garijo, President & Chief Executive Officer of Merck Serono, has been appointed asan independent Director of L’Oréal for a period of four years. The appointment of Belén Garijo as a new member of the Board of Directors ofL’Oréal was approved by shareholders at ...


Merck Millipore and VWR Extend Western European Distribution Agreement


Merck Millipore, the Life Science division ofMerck, announced a new non-exclusive, preferred distribution agreement for Western Europe with VWR a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services. The contract includes a range of Merck Millipore products and reagents for chemical ...


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