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 six strategic locations and highly connected hubs: Darmstadt, Boston, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangalore, and Yavne.

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

    Future Insight Prize 2024 Awarded to Johns Hopkins University’s Lauren Gardner

    We awarded Lauren Gardner, representing Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, with the Future Insight Prize 2024 worth 500.000 € today.

    2024/07/10

  2. Press Releases

    MilliporeSigma Announces Non-Binding MoU with Afrigen Biologics for Development ...

    The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afrigen Biologics to support the development of an mRNA vaccine technology plattform.

    2024/07/03

  3. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Provides Update on Xevinapant Program in Locally ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the discontinuation of the Phase III randomized TrilynX study.

    2024/06/24

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