In late 2015, the life science business of Merck joined forces with Sigma-Aldrich, bringing together two major life science players and completing the largest acquisition in the history of Merck KGaA, a leading science and technology company based in Darmstadt, Germany.
We met with Klaus-Reinhard Bischoff, Head of Global Research & Applied Solutions Commercial Area for the life science business of Merck, to talk about the business and the successful integration of Sigma-Aldrich into the company.
“Customers are at the center of everything we do.”
The life science business of Merck, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada, is a global leader in the $125 billion life science industry. Its purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and thereby help increase access to health care for people around the world.
The combined organization of Merck and Sigma-Aldrich offers a broad portfolio of more than 300,000 products,