Interview Opportunity: Curiosity Cube(TM) Arrives in Burlington, Governor Charlie Baker to Attend

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO:   MilliporeSigma, a global life science company with its
           new Greater Boston Hub of approximately 1,300
           employees, along with ~50 students from Memorial
           Elementary School in Burlington, Massachusetts.


    WHAT:  MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Cube(TM)-the latest
           expansion to its successful Curiosity Labs(TM) concept
           aiming to reach 350,000 students through a national
           tour-is making several stops in the Boston area.



          Attending media can:

          Tour the Curiosity Cube(TM)-a 22x10-foot, retrofitted
            shipping container that has been transformed into a
            mobile science lab. 
    Record video and take
            photographs. 
    Learn more about the science lessons,
            and even find and fix DNA mutations using Clustered
            Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
            (CRISPR). 
    Interview company representatives.

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, from 10:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. EDT

          MilliporeSigma

          400 Summit Dr.

          Burlington, Massachusetts 01803


    WHY:   Hands-on laboratory experiences are critical to
           sparking student interest in science, technology,
           engineering and math (STEM) careers.



          This key insight is driving a large aspect of
           MilliporeSigma's corporate responsibility strategy and
           its investment in Curiosity Labs(TM). This program has
           brought interactive, hands-on science lessons and
           employee volunteers to classrooms around the world to
           spark scientific curiosity and passion early-paving
           the way to a future filled with innovative
           breakthroughs and helping encourage students to pursue
           careers in STEM fields.



          MilliporeSigma has also brought its Curiosity Labs(TM)
           program to Boston Children's Hospital, Boys and Girls
           Club of Boston, Arthur W. Coolidge Middle School, Boys
           and Girls Club of Greater Billerica, St. John School,
           Eugene C. Vining Elementary School and Otho L.
           Schofield Elementary School.



           Learn more about the curiosity concept and how it will
           continue to grow in the future.

About the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

The Life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has 20,000 employees and 60 manufacturing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products enabling scientific discovery. Udit Batra is the global chief executive officer of MilliporeSigma.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany completed its $17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in November 2015, creating a leader in the $125 billion global life science industry.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in health care, life science and performance materials. The company has five businesses-- Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Allergopharma, Life Science and Performance Materials--and generated sales of EUR15 billion in 2016. More than 50,000 employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to foster the success of customers and to help meet global challenges.

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company--since 1668, the company has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. Holding an approximately 70 percent interest, the founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. The company holds the global rights to the name and the trademark "Merck" internationally except for the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

About the Corporate Responsibility Efforts of the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Through its corporate responsibility initiatives, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, harnesses the collective expertise, passion and energy of employees to minimize its environmental footprint and positively impact communities around the world.

The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is uniquely positioned to solve the toughest problems in life science through its efforts aligned with strengths in research, innovation and collaboration with the global scientific community. This helps differentiate its business and provides a competitive edge for its customers, while accelerating access to health for people everywhere. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany demonstrates its commitment to corporate responsibility through extensive programs in three main areas: Greener Products and Solutions--which includes Design for Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Packaging and Recycling initiatives; Employee and Community Engagement; and Sustainable Operations.

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