iBET was present at the 350-Year anniversary of Merck


Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, as the representative of the Merck family and Chairman of the Executive Board of E. Merck KG, and Stefan Oschmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, welcomed the many guests, which included Paula Alves, Manuel Carrondo from iBET. Among the attendees were also the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel and the Minister President of the German Federal State of Hesse, Volker Bouffier.

The ceremony took place in the M-Sphere, one of the world’s largest geodesic pavilions constructed specifically for the various anniversary events.

Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp spoke on behalf of the Merck family.

“The fundamental principles on which our company is based have withstood every transformation. Merck is developing research-intensive specialty products. Merck places particular importance on quality. And Merck is a values-based company,” said Stangenberg-Haverkamp, a member of the 11th generation of the Merck family, in his address.

 “Scientific curiosity, coupled with responsible entrepreneurship, is an incredibly powerful combination. It has helped people to make important advances. And is the reason why Merck has thrived for 350 years. We at Merck are convinced that in combination, scientific curiosity and responsible entrepreneurship are the key to the technology advances that benefit everyone. This drives us and is what we are working for, each and every day,” said Oschmann at the end of his speech.

Oschmann’s speech was followed by the celebratory address given by the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel.

For Paula Alves, “it was honor for us and our institution to have be present at this important moment for Merck, a partner with whom we have been working continuously for the last 20 years”.