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MilliporeSigma makes its big splash
March 2016

BILLERICA, Mass.—The 2016 Pittcon Conference & Expo from March 6-10 in Atlanta marked the first exposition where MilliporeSigma introduced itself as a unified business. Darmstadt, Germany-based Merck KGaA bought Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion at the end of 2015.
The life-sciences business of Merck KGaA, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the United States and Canada, showcased a range of new products, launching:
  • Ascentis Express Biphenyl chromatography column, a new U/HPLC column that offers alternative selectivity for pharmaceutical analytes and drug metabolites that are not well retained or difficult to resolve on traditional alkyl (C18) and phenyl bonded phases.
  • SLB IL (i-series) chromatography column, new capillary gas chromatography columns that provide both selectivity and inertness toward polar analytes, resulting in better accuracy and sensitivity.
  • Supel QuE Verde sorbent, a new sorbent for challenging compounds in green matrices, exhibiting improved recovery of problematic planar analytes when compared with traditional sorbents.
  • Cerilliant Certified Reference Materials, new product categories of bile acids, antiretrovirals and fatty acids providing the clinical laboratory an innovative format allowing them to accurately quantitate therapeutic drugs and endogeneous biomarkers for improved patient outcomes.
  • Spectroquant Prove Spectrophotometers, a new class of spectrophotometers for simplified, durable and secure analysis of waste water, drinking water, beverages and process water.
  • Watercol chromatography column, new capillary gas chromatography columns that contain innovative liquid stationary phases that produce a sharp peak shape for water.
Merck KGaA is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. The company has six businesses—Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Allergopharma, Biosimilars, Life Science and Performance Materials—and generated sales of €11.3 billion in 2014.



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