Set up in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1668 by Friedrich Jacob Merck, we are the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Today, the Merck family remains the majority owner of the company. Over the course of 350 years we have become a truly global company. Our 40,000 people span 66 countries and are united by their passion for new ideas, the possibilities of technology and the potential to make a difference in the world.

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