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October 22, 2013
Contact: Pegeen DosSantos
Phone: +1 781-533-5336

EMD Millipore Introduces the First Online Original Manufacturer Tracking Tool

October 22, 2013, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has launched the industry’s first online tool for tracking the original manufacturer of nearly 4000 materials for pharmaceutical raw ingredients including excipients, biopharm ingredients, and APIs. The electronic Original Manufacturer Tracking (eOMT) saves users valuable time in research and enables compliance with regulatory requirements. Prior to availability of the eOMT tool, the original manufacturer had to be researched manually via a lengthy process.

The eOMT tool fulfils the FDA requirement that the original manufacturer should be disclosed in the Certificate of Analysis (COA) or separately in another document. The tool also helps users fulfil EXCiPACT™ guidelines, an industry-driven certification scheme for excipients.

The eOMT tool is available exclusively for EMD Millipore customers and can be accessed online at any time. Material and batch numbers are sufficient to initiate a search.

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About EMD Millipore
EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 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.