Sigma-Aldrich Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in May 1975. The Company is a life science and a technology company that helps in enhancing human health and safety. The Company manufactures and distributes chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products and equipment products to its customers in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. The Company operates in three units including Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial. The Research unit products and services includes chemicals, reagents and kits, enabling the scientists to discover and develop new drugs and materials; Applied unit products and services includes high quality components and kits, chemical reagents, critical raw materials and certified reference standards, providing customized solutions to and constitute critical components and materials for diagnostic companies, testing laboratories and industrial companies; SAFC Commercial unit's products and services are used by its customers to develop and manufacture pharma, biopharma and electronics products. Its customers include pharmaceutical companies, universities, commercial laboratories, industrial companies, biotechnology companies, non-profit organizations, governmental institutions, diagnostic, chemical and electronics companies and hospitals. The Company's trademarks are the brand names; Sigma-Aldrich, Sigma, Aldrich, Fluka, Riedel-de Haën, Supelco, SAFC, SAFC Biosciences, SAFC Hitech, Genosys, Proligo, Pharmorphix, Cerilliant, Vetec, BioReliance and Cell Marque. The Company is subject to extensive regulation by federal, state and local governments and similar international agencies relating to the manufacture, sale and distribution of its products.