A Hands-on Environment Designed to Spark Creative Advancements in Life Sciences

MilliporeSigma, Life Sciences Center, Burlington, MA

MilliporeSigma, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA, is focused on developing a broad range of scientific products aimed at helping scientists make advancements in biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. To enhance collaboration with its customers and further scientific progress, MilliporeSigma opened a new 280,000 sf Life Sciences Center — home to nearly 1,000 employees and designed to foster a hands-on, collaborative environment where customers work alongside the company’s scientists and engineers to solve the toughest problems in life science.

The building is intended to serve as a global customer destination, housing a customer service and call center, a customer collaboration laboratory and training center, office space, and 40,000 sf of specialty laboratory and technical operations for Lab Americas, Provantage and the M Lab Collaboration Center.

M Lab Collaboration Center


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The new 15,000 sf M Lab facilitates collaboration between scientists and engineers, while also providing a non-GMP environment for hands-on training, customer experiments and troubleshooting. It is equipped with all of the equipment and space scientists need to rebuild scenarios they experience in their own labs — allowing MilliporeSigma scientists to step into their shoes and collaborate on solutions.

Throughout the entire facility, the MilliporeSigma brand is front and center — reflecting the company’s role as a global science and technology leader. The color palette is refreshingly vibrant, and much of the design was inspired by the multifaceted shapes and colors seen when looking at cells under a microscope. The company’s products are also key elements of the design; creative lighting and displays draw attention to the latest product innovations.