RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Our passion is improving health. That is what keeps us at the forefront of scientific discovery and development.
Merck scientists discover and develop medicines that have the potential to help save or improve countless lives around the world. An important part of our strategy for leadership in science and technology is finding the best, most varied talent. Then, we provide a work environment that helps them achieve and encourages them to stay. We recruit researchers who are leaders in their scientific and technical disciplines – people with the enthusiasm and drive to help provide medicines that save lives and improve the quality of life for our patients.
Behind each of our medicines and vaccines is a team of researchers who are leaders in their fields. People whose unwavering enthusiasm for finding new ways to prevent and treat disease is matched only by their unrelenting commitment to scientific excellence and patient safety.
MRL comprises eight functional areas. Each area provides expert, efficient support of our drug candidates – ushering them from drug discovery and preclinical studies to late stage clinical development.
- Discovery and Preclinical Sciences
- Global Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs
- Global Scientific Strategy
- Project and Pipeline Management
- Biologics Research
- Vaccine Research
- Emerging Markets R&D
- Worldwide Licensing and Knowledge Management
We are entering an exciting period with a strong product pipeline that targets a broad range of diseases. And we're looking ahead to the next generation of healthcare by using new techniques and technologies.
We focus our research on several key therapeutic areas, including:
- Diabetes and Obesity
- Bone, Respiratory, Immunology, and Dermatology
- Infectious Disease
- Neurosciences and Ophthalmology
- Women's Health and Endocrine
In the Pipeline
From preclinical development to Phase III clinical trials, our passion for advancing health through science is evident in the breadth and depth of our pipeline.
Scientists at Merck are committed to excellence in research. Rose Ann Blenman-Abanges daily routine combines research and development with the potential to find cures for diseases.