Millipore Corp.

Dec. 5, 2007
New Partnership Will Develop Chromatography Solutions

Millipore Corp. and Rohm and Haas Company on Dec. 5 announced a joint development agreement to create new high-performance chromatography products that are used to manufacture biologic drugs.

Under the terms of the agreement, Millipore's Bioprocess Division and Rohm and Haas Ion Exchange Resins will develop improved Ion Exchange chromatography products for manufacturing biologic drugs. Millipore will gain exclusive access to new, customized chromatography media developed under the agreement. Ion exchange is used to separate molecules based on their molecular charge and is a critical step in purifying biologic drugs.

Millipore, with its extensive experience in downstream processing, including filtration, chromatography, and disposable manufacturing, brings significant expertise in enabling pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to optimize their manufacturing productivity, ensure the quality of drugs, and scale up the production of biologic drugs.

Rohm and Haas, the worldwide leader in ion exchange resins technology has extensive experience in polymer chemistry and functional beads. Rohm and Haas has the capacity to develop, manufacture and supply superior performance separation media from analytical to large scale quantities, which can increase output purity and yield, lower production costs, and facilitate compliance with the most stringent regulations.

About Millipore

Millipore is a Life Science leader providing cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. As a strategic partner, we collaborate with customers to confront the world's challenging human health issues. From research to development to production, our scientific expertise and innovative solutions help customers tackle their most complex problems and achieve their goals. Millipore Corporation is an S&P 500 company with more than 6,100 employees in 47 countries worldwide.

About Rohm and Haas Company

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Innovative Rohm and Haas technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.2 billion in 2006.

About Rohm and Haas Ion Exchange Resins

For more than 60 years, Rohm and Haas has been a leading developer and manufacturer of premium ion exchange resins, adsorbents and polymeric catalysts. These products are used to purify fluids, isolate and recover active ingredients, and catalyze organic reactions. Rohm and Haas' extensive know-how in polymer chemistry enables the development of innovative, functionalized polymers servicing a variety of industries and applications including; electrical power generation, semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceutical manufacture and formulations, chemical and petrochemical processing, food and beverage purification, and the production of potable water.