150 Cyclists from EMD Millipore and EMD Serono Participated in 150 Mile Ride for MS

  150 Cyclists from EMD Millipore and EMD Serono Participated in 150 Mile Ride
  for MS

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BILLERICA, Mass. -- July 10, 2013

EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany
participated in and sponsored the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway ride to raise
money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Cyclists from Team "Reason to Ride" at the Cape Cod Getaway- a 150 Mike Bike
Ride Which Raises Money ...

Cyclists from Team "Reason to Ride" at the Cape Cod Getaway- a 150 Mike Bike
Ride Which Raises Money for the National MS Society

Who: EMD Millipore and EMD Serono, divisions of Merck KGaA of Germany

What: Participants and sponsors for the Cape Cod Getaway

When: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30

Where: The 150 mile route runs from Boston-Provincetown, Massachusetts

Why: 150 employees from EMD Millipore and EMD Serono participated in the Bike
MS: Cape Cod Getaway event as part of team “Reason to Ride”. The two day, 150
mile ride started in Boston and ended in Provincetown, MA, attracting over
2,000 cyclists. This was the ninth year of participation for EMD Serono and
Team “Reason to Ride.” As corporate sponsors of the event, employees from EMD
Millipore and EMD Serono were encouraged to volunteer at rest stops along the

David Beattie, Senior R&D Director at EMD Millipore, has participated in MS
Rides for 7 years, and has served as a captain of team “Reason to Ride” for 6
years. “People do this event for so many different reasons, which is how the
team got its name,” says David. “I love the camaraderie of my team mates and
other riders, the fantastic scenery, superb ride logistics and the amazing
support we get from the community and the MS patients who come out to cheer us
on. It’s my hope that our fundraising and few hours of hard work in the saddle
can bring relief and encouragement to those who struggle every day.”

More than 400,000 people in North America live with MS. As a leading supplier
of tools and technologies that support research for many chronic diseases
including MS, EMD Millipore is proud to support the National Multiple
Scleroses Society.

Fundraising totals can be viewed and additional donations made to team “Reason
to Ride” here: http://bit.ly/ReasonToRide2013

For more information and photos, please contact Cait Healey at
Cait.Healey@emdmillipore.com or 1-978-715-1663.

About EMD Millipore

EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers
a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business
relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and
production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated
collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the
top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, EMD Millipore
serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of
life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000
employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion. EMD
Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Note: Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

About EMD Serono, INC:

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leader
in the US biopharmaceutical arena, integrating cutting-edge science with
unparalleled patient support systems to improve people's lives. The company
has strong market positions in neurodegenerative diseases, endocrinology and
in reproductive health. In addition, EMD Serono is growing its expertise and
presence in the area of oncology, with more than 15 projects currently in
development. With a clear focus on the patient and a leadership presence in
the biopharmaceutical industry, EMD Serono’s US footprint continues to grow,
with approximately 1,000 employees around the country and fully integrated
commercial, clinical and research operations in the company’s home state of

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