Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and performance materials. Merck Life Science’s commitment to advancing and commercializing laboratory informatics has seen its digital portfolio grow through the launches of Synthia™, Milli-Q® Connect, and the LANEXO™ System. Last year Merck acquired BSSN Software, a Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award-winning company whose laboratory data management portfolio provides process efficiencies through laboratory instrumentation and leading software integration, and delivers greater data integrity through structured long-term archiving, by harmonizing unstructured data to open standards like AnIML and SiLA. Clean, regulatory complaint, findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable data optimizes the process for the R&D’s primary scientific need, but also accelerates the secondary use programs such as AI and machine-learning. The life science business of Merck operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.