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Batra *96 Named CEO of MilliporeSigma

On November 18, Merck KGaA closed on the $17.0 billion purchase of the research chemical supplier Sigma-Aldrich, an acquisition spearheaded by CBE Ph.D. alumnus Udit Batra *96, CEO and President of Merck Millipore since 2014.  Batra will head the new organization, which will operate as MilliporeSigma in the U.S., and Merck Life Sciences elsewhere.  The November 30 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the member magazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), contains a two-page interview with Batra discussing the new company and his future plans.  For those with subscriber or library access to C&EN, read the full story.

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