Merck Group operates as a manufacturer of standard and specialty chemicals for the laboratory and industry. In Europe and the rest of the world the company is known as Merck and in North America the company operates under the name EMD. The Company offers more than 750,000 products, from more than 5,000 manufacturers, to over 250,000 customers throughout North America and Europe. The Company’s Liquid Crystals division: The Company’s production facilities for the mica pigments are located at Iriodin, in Gernsheim (Germany), Savannah (United States), and Onahama (Japan). The Company’s investments in facilities for the new, more high-tech pigments Colorstream and Xirallic for innovative effect pigments for the printing, paints, and cosmetic industry. Optics and Cosmetics businesses of the Company: As a provider of vapor deposition chemicals, the company is substantially involved in technological innovations; innovative cosmetic effect pigments and a new encapsulation technology for substances that protect the skin. As a provider of analytical reagents, the company’s products can be found in chemical laboratories. The company’s Life Science Products division supplies research-based companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agrochemical sector (Life Sciences) with a full range of products and services. In turn, the Company’s U.S. subsidiary, which now operates under the name EMD Biosciences, developed a particularly large number of innovative products for biomedical research. The Company’s Laboratory Distribution Company, VWR International, enables its Analytics & Reagents and Life Science Products divisions to use cutting-edge sales channels in the two key regions, Europe and North America. Companies of the Merck Group are also developing in the emerging countries of Eastern Europe and Asia. Business Sectors and Products Pharmaceuticals The Company’s pharmaceuticals business comprises prescription drugs (Ethicals, e.g. for the treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases), generics, and consumer health care products. Products Ethicals: Products under this division include: Diabetes (Type 2 diabetes: Glucophage, Glucovance, Glucophage XR, Metaglip) Oncology (Developmental products against cancer: Erbitux, Theratope) Established Products (Cardiovascular: Concor family of products, Lodoz, Nicorandil; thyroid preparations: Euthyrox central nervous system: Campral) Other Indication Areas (Developmental products, e.g. vilazodone (depression), sarizotan (Parkinson’s disease) Women’s Health (Hormone replacement therapy: Lutényl, Fem7) Respiratory Diseases (Respiratory diseases and allergies: EpiPen, DuoNeb) Generics: Products include Off-patent high-quality low-price drugs Consumer Health Care: Products include Vitamins, minerals, supplements (Multi - bionta, Cebion, Bion 3, Seven Seas) Chemicals The Company’s Chemicals business sector consists of five divisions which supply high-tech products: liquid crystals for displays; effect pigments and specialty chemicals for the technical industry; electronic chemicals for chip manufacture; salts, acids, alkalis, and solvents for chromatography; reagents, chemicals, and processing materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Liquid Crystals Components (LCs, ITO glass) for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in monitors, notebooks, mobile phones. Life Science Products Effect pigments (Iriodin, Colorstream, Xirallic), cosmetics, optics (Patinal) Electronic Chemicals Process chemicals including supply systems for chip manufacture, functional materials Pigments Salts, acids, alkalis, solvents, special products, e.g. for chromatography (Chromolith) Analytics and Reagents Reagents and processing materials for biosciences, pharmaceutical compounds. Laboratory Distribution Through its business division, VWR International, Inc., the Company is engaged in the distribution of laboratory chemicals and equipment in North America and in Europe. Merck also successfully markets a broad line of products in other therapeutic areas in many countries. Besides cardiovascular drugs, these include diabetes treat
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