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September 12, 2012
Contact: Cait Healey
Phone: +1 978-715-1663

EMD Millipore Named 53rd on the Boston Business Journal’s List of Top Charitable Contributors

September 12, 2012, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany was ranked number 53 on the Boston Business Journal’s List of 2012 Top Charitable Contributors.

  • Who: The EMD Millipore Giving Program
  • What: Ranked 53 on the Boston Business Journal’s List of 2012 Top Charitable Contributors
  • When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • Where: The Boston Business Journal’s Annual “Corporate Citizenship Summit” held this year at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
  • Why: The EMD Millipore Giving Program was ranked 53 on the Boston Business Journal’s List of Top Charitable Contributors. The Top Charitable Contributors- defined by the BBJ as organizations that donated $50,000 or more to local non-profits in 2011- were honored at the Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 12.  In 2011, EMD Millipore donated $338,495 to Massachusetts non-profits through grants and sponsorships.
    “We are very proud to make the Boston Business Journal’s List of Top Charitable Contributors once again,” says Tara Duplaga, Manager of the EMD Millipore Giving Program.  “It’s not only EMD Millipore’s obligation but our pleasure to be a socially responsible organization. By providing assistance focused on local science, health care, education and environmental programs and non-profit organization, we are bringing the mission of our Life Sciences company full-circle.”

More about the EMD Millipore Giving Program 
EMD Millipore’s charitable giving and community relations efforts focus on science, health care education and the environment, which are issues that are most connected to the company’s mission as a life science organization. Through multi-year partnerships with major charities and individual grants to smaller non-profits, EMD Millipore targets its funding to achieve the following objectives: support critical research aimed at mitigating and eradicating major diseases; expand access to health care services; strengthen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curricula in elementary and secondary education; increase access to higher education through scholarships, and encourage practices that support long-term environmental sustainability.

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 67 countries and 2011 revenues of EUR 2.4 billion.