Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany runs an Innovation Hub based in Menlo Park. This hub supports scouting for the company’s existing businesses, with the additional objective to look between and beyond their scopes. This includes evaluating new technological opportunities, building and maintaining local relationships and partnerships, and driving new business in fields such as Bioelectronics and Cultured Meat.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science, and performance materials. Around 56,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD screens. In 2019, the company generated sales of €14.4 billion in 66 countries and invested a total of €2.2 billion in research and development.
Founded in 1668, it is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. The company holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Performance Materials, MilliporeSigma, and EMD Serono.