Helping to fight Covid-19
A five-point plan against pandemics
Op-ed by Stefan Oschmann, CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, in "EURACTIV" and “Handelsblatt“ from March 30, 2020Read the full article
Committed to fight Covid-19
units of interferon beta-1a (Rebif®) donated to the World Health Organization
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On March 26, a consortium of healthcare and life sciences companies together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced an important collaboration to accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for Covid-19. We are proud to be part of this group. All partners contribute a range of assets, resources, and expertise needed to identify effective and scalable solutions to the pandemic, which is affecting billions worldwide. More information is available here.
Human progress is what we stand for. During these difficult times, we actively contribute resources, full dedication and expertise to fight this COVID-19 pandemic.
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