Merck France

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Merck is one of the biggest international companies in France with 12 production sites, most of it being exported. Lyon is the headquarters of the biopharma activities, and the company has a chemical plant and distribution center in Meyzieu, close to Lyon, and due to the acquisition of a life science company Sigma-Aldrich in St Quentin Fallavier, we have now another plant in the region.  Merck employs 250 people in Lyon, 200 in Meyzieu, and 200 in Saint-Quentin Fallavier. Overall in France Merck has 3,200 employees. France is today the third ranked affiliate after the US and Germany for the MerckGroup. Specialist business lines include oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, fertility, and endocrinology.

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