R&D in Healthcare

A pioneering approach to research and development enables our Healthcare business to discover new treatments and help patients around the world to live a better life.

Vibrant science across the globe

Patients are at the center of all our research and development efforts. We are committed to innovation in science that will ultimately make a meaningful difference in people’s lives all over the world. Ever since Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, was founded 350 years ago, we have gained unmatched experience in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines.

On top of leveraging our experience and expertise, we also believe that a healthier future deserves a sizable investment. In 2018 our Healthcare business devoted roughly 20% of total sales to R&D activities aimed at discovering and developing new therapies. All of these are integrated in a global organization with four strategically located and highly connected hubs on three continents: Darmstadt, Boston, Beijing and Tokyo.

View our robust R&D pipeline across Immunology, Oncology, and Immuno-Oncology to see what we’re currently working on.

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  1. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Collaborates with TU Darmstadt and Tufts ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced three-year collaborations with Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, and Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt in Germany.

    2021/05/27

  2. Press Releases

    Data Highlight Significant Advances in Cancer Care at ASCO21 for our Oncology ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced 40 abstracts from Company- and investigator-sponsored studies and external collaborations, representing the Company’s innovative oncology portfolio.

    2021/05/19

  3. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Announces Changes in Operating Model for Healthcare ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced changes in its operating model for the Healthcare business sector.

    2021/05/18

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Are you curious to see how you can contribute to a healthier future? Join our team of scientists and development professionals! You can find all open positions within our Healthcare business in the Careers section.

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Partner with our R&D experts to unlock your project’s potential. We believe in mutually beneficial alliances built on transparency and commitment to ambitious, well-defined goals. These can be many and varied. For example, to help bring innovations to market, or to better market commercial products. Whatever your project, we are excited to hear your proposal!

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Innovators wanted! We highly value creativity, initiative and innovation. So, it’s very important to us that we recognize scientists, students and entrepreneurs who exhibit these qualities in outstanding work.

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