Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. We collaborate with customers to solve the toughest problems in life science. Around 50,000 employees in 66 countries work to improve the quality of life for patients, foster the success of customers, and help meet global challenges. With extensive expertise in antibodies, gene editing, chemistry, separations, cell culture, biomarker and cellular analysis, Merck continues providing advancements for basic and applied research and manufacturing. The life science business of Merck operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada.