Billerica, MA—July 24, 2012— EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany today announced that John Kamerud has joined the company’s Bioscience business unit as Principal Scientific Director for Discovery & Development Solutions based at the company’s St Charles, MO facility.
Who: Dr. John Kamerud
What: Dr Kamerud has joined EMD Millipore’s Bioscience business unit as Principal Scientific Director for Discovery & Development Solutions
When: July 2012
Where: EMD Millipore is the life science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and is headquarted in Billerica, Massachusetts. Dr. Kamerud will be based at the division’s St. Charles, Missouri facility.
Why: Dr Kamerud will serve as a scientific and technical advisor for clients and internal teams for development, validation, and application of assays to ensure compliance with scientific and technical goals and regulatory requirements. Dr Kamerud will also drive new technology and services strategy, and lead client development programs with a focus on expanding the large molecule bioanalysis capabilities and customer base.
"John's proven scientific leadership experience is a great addition for Discovery and Development Solutions and our clients" said Jim Hulse, Managing Scientific Director of Discovery & Development Solutions North America. "His extensive biopharmaceutical and service industry experience will be critical as we continue to expand our large molecule bioanalytical services to meet our client’s drug development requirements"
About EMD Millipore
EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and 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. EMD Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Note: Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany