Our contributions to the fight against Covid-19

We are dedicated to serving patients, scientists, and healthcare providers around the world. With our products and expertise, we are contributing to the fight against Covid-19.

Our comprehensive commitment covers three main areas:

  • Prevention & Production
  • Diagnostics & Therapeutics
  • Engagement & Collaboration
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Human progress is what our company stands for. During these difficult times, we actively contribute resources, full dedication and expertise to fight this Covid-19 pandemic.

Belén Garijo

Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Facts & Figures

>50

Vaccine manufacturers are supported by us with products and services

>35

Covid-19 test systems use raw materials and services from our company

>20

Monoclonal antibodies, plasma products and antiviral drugs rely on us

Prevention & Production

We are committed to providing researchers, developers and manufacturers with products and services needed for the Covid-19 response. To manage the unprecedented demand for Covid-19-related products, we have taken several proactive measures, e.g. comprehensive expansions of the production capacities at several of our sites.

Diagnostics & Therapeutics

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have strongly invested in several key technologies that are crucial when it comes to vaccines, treatments and diagnostics applicable in Covid-19. Amongst others, this includes the expansion of our single-use assembly production capacities as well as significant steps in further broadening our expertise in the field of mRNA.

Cytokine Storm

We are investigating how to potentially prevent the cytokine storm from happening.

As a global life science supplier, we are here to help in the response to COVID-19. From supplying raw materials and research products for detection and characterization to production, we’ve consolidated relevant product and service offerings within a single page.

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Engagement & Collaboration

The issue of pandemic protection and preparedness has been important to us for several years already. Therefore, we have several initiatives in place to support the scientific community with funding and expertise – like our “Future Insight Prize” that awards top scientists for their outstanding research. And since the pandemic demands common efforts, we are also part of several international partnerships and collaborations addressing Covid-19.