Life Science Center - St. Louis

At MilliporeSigma, our purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and through that, we aim to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere.

Our St. Louis manufacturing site has more than 30 years of experience in bio-conjugation, APIs, excipients and adjuvants manufacturing. Extensive analytical capabilities and dedicated compliance resources, along with innovative manufacturing capabilities help our customers around the globe to accelerate their drug development programs.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Life Science Center - St. Louis

At MilliporeSigma, our purpose is to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community – and through that, we aim to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere.

Our St. Louis manufacturing site has more than 30 years of experience in bio-conjugation, APIs, excipients and adjuvants manufacturing. Extensive analytical capabilities and dedicated compliance resources, along with innovative manufacturing capabilities help our customers around the globe to accelerate their drug development programs.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more about Dekalb

Our team

Hear more from Kendra, one of our Senior Associate Products Scientist at our Dekalb facility and why she enjoys working at MilliporeSigma.

  • Our History

    Sigma Chemical Company was founded in 1946 as the sole manufacturer of pure ATP at a large scale.  Sigma Chemical Company and Aldrich Chemical Company merged in 1975 to form well known Sigma-Aldrich.  The Dekalb facility was the original site for Sigma Chemical and has been transformed throughout the years to the facility it is today.   

  • Employee Appreciation

    Every quarter we promote safety and quality ideas that were submitted by employees at a rewards celebration. 

  • Softball Champions

    The company sponsors a softball league between all St. Louis sites to improve networking and intercompany relations.  The Dekalb Facility are the reigning champions for 2019.

  • Volunteering

    MilliporeSigma promotes corporate responsibility through several volunteer options available to employees throughout the year.  

Learn more about Cherokee

Kelly Foster, Head of Operations


Cherokee is a Center of Excellence for the manufacturing, packaging and testing of Antibody Drug Conjugates, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and Biological Buffers.  Learn more from Kelly Foster, Head of Operations.

  • SPARK Curiosity

    Through our SPARK initiative program, our team partnered with the St. Louis JDRF One Walk to engage the local community and inspire the next generation of scientists.  

  • Team Outing

    Our Cherokee operations team enjoying time at a fun filled bowling event.

  • Partnering with our local community

    Taking time out to teach students at St. Louis Community College about water filtration.

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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