We think in generations instead of quarters, and act responsibly in everything we do. This commitment is the foundation of our lasting economic success.

Business with a conscience

As a vibrant science and technology company, we want to take part in building the future and making life better for people all over the world. Our products and technologies are the key. They are an important contribution to the process of solving global problems. At the same time we focus our resources where we can achieve the most. We do this by engaging in three strategically important areas, namely Global Health, Sustainable Solutions as well as Broad Minds.

Taking on responsibility


Life Science products manufactured according to Principles of Green Chemistry


million tablets to treat schistosomiasis have been provided free of charge since 2007


of leadership roles are held by women

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Granted 20 CRISPR Patents Total Worldwide

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced that the European, Israeli, South Korean and U.K. intellectual property offices have issued formal notices allowing its Life Science business’ patent...


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Experts Discuss Decentralized Manufacturing to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases ...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today hosted a panel discussion on the occasion of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2019 Awarded to Susumu Kitagawa

Susumu Kitagawa, Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell–Material Sciences at Kyoto University, Japan, has been named the sixteenth recipient of the Emanuel Merck Lectureship.


Doing more

Through our Global Health Institute, we want to improve the health of underserved populations in the developing world. Fighting infectious diseases such as schistosomiasis and malaria is at the top of our agenda.

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