Merck Millipore (known as EMD Millipore in the United States and Canada) is the life sciences subsidiary of Merck. It was formed when Merck acquired the Millipore Corporation in 2010. Merck Millipore is active in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Divided into three business units – Bioscience, Lab Solutions, and Process Solutions – Merck Millipore is a supplier to the life science industry. The Millipore Corporation was founded in 1954, and listed among the S&P 500 since the early 1990s, was an international biosciences company, known widely for its micrometer pore-size filters and tests.