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Merck Serono to lose Swiss HQ and 500 people

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Executive Summary

Merck KGaA will close the Geneva headquarters of its pharmaceutical business, Merck Serono, and cut 500 jobs, according to cost-saving plans announced today. "It just wasn't working financially to have two pharmaceutical headquarters and R&D hubs in Europe," a spokesperson told Scrip. "The whole point of the efficiency programme is to make the company more profitable and viable for the future."



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