iGEM Bielefeld 2015


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Gold Sponsors


Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 39,000 employees work in 65 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of our customers and to help meet global challenges. We generated total revenues of € 11.5 billion in 2014 with our three business sectors: Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. Merck products are known and established throughout the world. Whether our medicines of biological origin, over-the-counter products, products for allergen immunotherapy, liquid crystals for LC displays, Merck pigments for the coatings, plastics and printing industries as well as lab solutions for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology – products and services from Merck enjoy a high level of trust everywhere. Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Since 1668 our name has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. The founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. We are Merck, the original, and hold the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where we are known as EMD.


The STOCKMEIER Group is family-owned in third generation. The company was founded in 1920 as a trading company for chemical products in Bielefeld by August Stockmeier. One of its todays focuses is securing the long-term corporate success by sustainable, healthy growth. 1.330 employees in 9 countries and 45 locations ensure security of supply, quantity availability and flexibility. As global player for standard chemical products and specialties the STOCKMEIER Group lives for the chemistry of partnership. The STOCKMEIER Group also lives partnership in social contexts. By way of a foundation for non-profit purposes the STOCKMEIER Group is engaged for example in the integration of children with migrant background with focus on extracurricular education. A further focus is the promotion of young scientific talents, e.g. in the context of iGEM.

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