Merck Serono breaks ground on $72M R&D center

Merck Serono is investing $72 million in a new R&D complex in Darmstadt, Germany. The biotech arm of Merck KGaA is building a 16,000-square-meter addition to accommodate 200 research staffers, noting that the facility should be ready in 2017. Merck Serono underwent a major reorganization several years ago, concentrating R&D in Germany and in Massachusetts after shuttering a campus in Switzerland. Story