CannonDesign Project Named Best New Workplace

MilliporeSigma’s office fit-out

Burlington, MA – MilliporeSigma’s office fit-out, designed by CannonDesign, was named Best New Workplace by CoreNet Global’s New England Chapter in its 2018 Awards of Excellence program.


MilliporeSigma, the life sciences division of Merck KGaA, is focused on developing a broad range of scientific products aimed at helping scientists make advancements in biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies.

To enhance collaboration with its customers and further scientific progress, MilliporeSigma opened a new 280,000sf life sciences center — home to nearly 1,000 employees and designed to foster a hands-on, collaborative environment where customers work alongside the company’s scientists and engineers to solve the toughest problems in life sciences.

MilliporeSigma’s reception area

A unique feature of the workplace includes a 15,000sf M Lab that facilitates collaboration between scientists and engineers, while also providing a non-GMP environment for hands-on training, customer experiments, and troubleshooting.

It is equipped with all of the equipment and space scientists need to rebuild scenarios they experience in their own labs, allowing MilliporeSigma scientists to step into their shoes and collaborate on solutions.