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April 19, 2012
Contact: Axelle de Foucault Mercier
Phone: +33 (0)1 30 12 71 46

EMD Millipore Live Lab Tour 2012 to Visit Science Zones in Europe
  • “Live Lab Tour” ready to roll on 15 May
  • Innovative concept brings latest EMD Millipore technologies to the workplace
  • One-to-one planned meetings available at each site

April 19, 2012, Guyancourt, France — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced the schedule for the EMD Millipore Live Lab Tour 2012 that will visit nine science parks and institutions in Europe starting in May.

The “Live Lab,” a 60-square-meter exhibition space housed in an eye-catching coach-style vehicle, is a novel way to bring information about new technologies right to the workplace. Keltoum Benchikh, Lab Water Head of Global Marketing-Communications, explains that the Live Lab Tour concept is part of a portfolio of marketing communications tools designed to present product information in the easiest, most accessible manner possible. “Live Lab visitors will discover our product offering in situ, and will get actual hands-on experience working with EMD Millipore equipment and other materials,” she says. “In addition, EMD Millipore experts will be present at each site to discuss best practices that will help visitors optimize protocols and improve their laboratory work flows,” she adds.

Three laboratories will be set up within the vehicle: a pharmaceutical lab, an academic research lab, and a food and beverages lab. All will be equipped with the EMD Millipore solutions required to perform actual experiments.

For visitors who would like to discuss their specific situations in more detail, special one-to-one sessions with EMD Millipore experts are available at each site from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm every day. Please visit to reserve your time now.

Schedule: EMD Millipore Live Lab Tour 2012

  • UK – London: 15 May, University College London
  • UK – London: 16 May, Imperial College
  • UK – Oxford: 17 May, Milton Science Park
  • UK – Newcastle: 21 May, Centre for Life
  • NL – Utrecht: 24 May, Universiteit Utrecht
  • BE – Liège: 29 May, Université de Liège
  • FR – Molsheim: 31 May, EMD Millipore
  • IT – Milan: 5 June, INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics)

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.