Life Science Center - Carlsbad, CA

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. Our BioReliance® viral and gene therapy manufacturing site at Carlsbad is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides a complete range of services in the viral and gene therapy field. 

We have a highly skilled workforce dedicated to improving patient lives every day. Our team is made up of a variety of talented individuals with expertise in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance and control, biologics manufacturing, process development and supply chain management.

Life Science Center - Carlsbad, CA

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. Our BioReliance® viral and gene therapy manufacturing site at Carlsbad is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides a complete range of services in the viral and gene therapy field. 

We have a highly skilled workforce dedicated to improving patient lives every day. Our team is made up of a variety of talented individuals with expertise in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance and control, biologics manufacturing, process development and supply chain management.

  • Joan Haab, Site Head Viral & Gene Therapy

    Joan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience. She has 20 years of professional executive experience in the medical device and biotechnology industries. As the site head for the Carlsbad Viral Vector Manufacturing facility, Joan is excited to work with a phenomenal team that is driving new technology forward, supporting customers and impacting patient lives every day.

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We have more than 20 years of track record in developing and manufacturing viral vectors. As a viral vector manufacturing pioneer since gene therapy clinical trials began in the 1990s, we continue to lead progress and technical advancements in the field.  

BioReliance® Viral and Gene Therapy Manufacturing

  • Join Us!

    We discover and develop for life in all its vibrancy, from great human questions to small everyday joys. For more than 350 years, curiosity has been driving us to deliver excellence to patients and our customers – and to imagine the future.  We hope you consider joining us!

    6211 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009

  • Curiosity Cube®

    The Curiosity Cube®, a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab, travels North America bringing hands-on science to visitors. Equipped with the latest technology, the Curiosity Cube's goal is to spark curiosity within the future generation of scientists.

    Each year Carlsbad employees volunteer at local schools and events to support the Curiosity Cube, promote STEM and encourage students to get excited about science!

    Record Crowd at Science Expo Sees Curiosity Cube in World Debut

  • Carlsbad hosts its first ‘Take our Daughters & Sons to Work Day’!

    Over 35 children and dozens of volunteers made our first annual Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day a huge success! Our future scientists participated in multiple science experiments and had the opportunity to learn about gene therapy and how their parents contribute to changing patient lives every day.

  • Partnering with the community to help families in need

    Every year our MilliporeSigma site in Carlsbad, CA partners with North County Lifeline to adopt families in need for the holidays. North County Lifeline is a community-based human services organization that serves low-income and underserved populations in San Diego County.  In 2018 we donated over $1000 worth of clothing, toys, household essentials and gift cards to two deserving families.

Our Benefits

MilliporeSigma's Benefits Programs offers a broad range of choices.  We are committed to Comprehensive & Competitive Benefits, Health & Well-Being and Services for Life.

  • Company Benefits such as company retirement plans, which are most often financed by us but might also require part finance by the employee, or flexible working models
  • Health & Well-Being Benefits which might include wellness classes, company sports, access to private counseling, discounted dental care insurance, nutrition counseling, vaccinations or meal vouchers
  • Services for Life, our platform to provide support or self-service for individual needs such as child or elderly care, or exclusive retail discounts on travel, fashion, electronics and more
     

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