Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 2010

Millipore Background Note

by Elie Ofek and Natalie Kindred


This note provides background on Millipore Corporation, a global provider of products and services used primarily in the discovery, development and production of therapeutic drugs. With a track record of quickly adapting to the evolving needs of its customers, Millipore is an example of an innovation-centered company that has been successful in maintaining both the core capabilities and flexibility to predict and respond to changing market demand.

Keywords: Organizational Change and Adaptation; Customer Focus and Relationships; Biotechnology Industry; Pharmaceutical Industry;


Ofek, Elie, and Natalie Kindred. "Millipore Background Note." Harvard Business School Background Note 510-059, February 2010.