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, significantly invests in its Electronics business ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, plans to invest significantly more than € 3 billion in innovation and capacities of its Electronics business sector up to the end of 2025.

    2021/09/20

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    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Invests € 270 Million in a New Research Center ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, plans to invest € 270 million at its global headquarters in Darmstadt by building a new Translational Science Center for its Healthcare business sector as well as a new....

    2021/07/19

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    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Inbrain Neuroelectronics Collaborate to ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced a second collaboration agreement in its Bioelectronics innovation field with Innervia Bioelectronics, a start-up and subsidiary of Inbrain Neuroelectronics S.L....

    2021/07/08

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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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