Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Global Strategic Alliance with Pfizer on Anti-PD-L1 to Accelerate Presence in Immuno-Oncology

  • Joint development and commercialization of  Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s anti-PD-L1
  • Further maximize the potential of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's asset in the highly competitive anti-PD-1 / anti-PD-L1 space
  • Up to 20 high priority immuno-oncology clinical development programs expected to commence in 2015, including pivotal registration studies
  • Alliance accelerates Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s entry into the US oncology market

Global Strategic Alliance with Pfizer

On this site we have compiled all information including relevant links regarding our annoncement. You will find the press release, media presentation, an interview, a recording of our conference calls and photo material here.

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Press Kit
Documents for journalists and media representatives (press release, booklets, photos)


Conference Calls
You will find a recording of the conference calls here.


Gangolf Schrimpf
Gangolf Schrimpf
Tel: +49 6151 72 9591
Fax: +49 6151 72-919591

Additional information


Belén Garijo
Belén Garijo in an interview.


Background information on our Anti-PD-L1 compound can be found here.
Background information on our Anti-PD-L1 compound can be found here.


A strategic alliance
A strategic alliance to leverage our iOnc R&D platform


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