Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is a life science and high technology company. The Company develops, manufactures, purchases and distributes the range of biochemical and organic chemical products, kits and services which are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. The Company�s business units are research, applied and SAFC commercial. Research includes chemicals, reagents and kits enable scientists to discover and develop new drugs and materials. Applied include high quality components and kits, chemical reagents, critical raw materials and certified reference standards, provide customized solutions to and constitute critical components and among others. SAFC commercial develops and manufactures product and service solutions for the commercial production of pharma, biopharma and electronics products.