Merck announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Biochrom AG located in Berlin, Germany. The company, with approximately 60 employees and sales of approximately € 13 million in 2011, specializes in the production and marketing of cell-culture media and buffer solutions. Closing of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2012.
The acquisition will strengthen Merck Millipore’s Process Solutions business unit, which provides products, services and solutions that simplify production complexity for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Biochrom’s cell-culture media products are highly complementary and innovative, adding liquid cell-culture media and buffers including serum-free products and disposable packaging solutions to the existing portfolio.
It is planned to maintain Biochrom’s operations in Berlin. Biochrom’s activities will be part of Merck Millipore’s Process Solutions business unit.
- Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany