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February 9-11, 2017   Drug Delivery Partnerships
Palm Beach, Florida

February 28- March 1, 2017   CED Life Science Conference
Raleigh, North Carolina

March 1-2, 2017   BIOCOM Global Life Science Partnering Conference
La Jolla, California

March 12-15, 2017   AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting
Hollywood, Florida

April 1-5, 2017   American Association Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.

June 1-5, 2017   American Society For Microbiology Microbe
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 2-6, 2017   American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois

June 9-13, 2017   American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Meeting
San Diego, California

June 19-22, 2017   BIO International Convention
San Diego, California



January 9, 2017   Incyte and Merck to Advance Clinical Development Program Investigating the Combination of Epacadostat with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
January 5, 2017   Cerveau Technologies, Inc. Signs License Agreement with Merck for Novel Investigational Tau Imaging Agent
August 24, 2016   Biothera Pharmaceuticals Expands Relationship with Merck, Enters Collaboration for Combination Cancer Immunotherapy Trials in Multiple Indications
July 25, 2016   Enigma Biomedical Group Inc Signs Research Agreement with Biogen and Merck for Novel Tau Imaging Agent
June 29, 2016   Merck and Moderna Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Novel mRNA-Based Personalized Cancer Vaccines with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for the Treatment of Multiple Types of Cancer
June 22, 2016   Incyte Announces First Patient Treated in ECHO-301 Phase 3 Study
June 9, 2016   Merck to Acquire Afferent Pharmaceuticals
June 7, 2016   Innovative Targeting Solutions Announces Research Collaboration with Merck
March 21, 2016   Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator at Harvard University Announces License and Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Novel Cancer Therapeutics
February 24, 2016   AureoGen Announces Licensing Agreement with Merck
January 11, 2016   Merck Acquires IOmet Pharma and Expands Immuno-Oncology Development Program
January 6, 2016   Quartet Medicine Announces Strategic Partnership with Merck
December 4, 2015   Amgen and Merck Announce Cancer Immunotherapy Collaboration for Patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
November 19, 2015   Lilly and Merck Expand Immuno-oncology Collaboration with Phase III Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Trial
October 22, 2015   MacroGenics and Merck to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Study Evaluating Margetuximab in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for Advanced Gastric Cancer
October 13, 2015   Incyte and Merck Expand Clinical Collaboration to Include Phase 3 Study Investigating the Combination of Epacadostat with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) as First-line Treatment for Advanced Melanoma
October 1, 2015   Merck and DNAtrix Announce Phase 2 Immuno-Oncology Collaboration in Patients with Aggressive Form of Brain Cancer
September 28, 2015   Syndax and Merck Announce First Patients Dosed in Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial of Entinostat and KEYTRUDA®
September 8, 2015   Merck and Samsung Bioepis Announce Approval of BRENZYS™ (Etanercept), a Biosimilar of Enbrel, in Korea
August 31, 2015   Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus
August 13, 2015   Merck and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Strategic Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration in Solid Tumors
August 10, 2015   Immune Design and Merck to Collaborate on Combination Trials of Two Immune Design Immunotherapies with Merck’s KEYTRUDA® for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Melanoma
August 3, 2015   Codexis Announces CodeEvolver Technology Transfer and License Agreement With Merck
July 28, 2015   Merck Enhances Immuno-Oncology Portfolio with Acquisition of cCAM Biotherapeutics
July 7, 2015   Allergan Enters Into Licensing Agreement with Merck to Obtain Exclusive Worldwide Rights to CGRP Migraine Development Program
June 1, 2015   Merck and Dynavax Announce New Collaboration Investigating the Combination of Immuno-Oncology Therapies
May 30, 2015   TESARO and Merck to Collaborate on a Combination Study of Niraparib and KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
May 29, 2105   Amgen and Merck Announce Expansion of Collaboration to Support Studies of Talimogene Laherparepvec in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
May 28, 2015   Merck and NanoString Announce Clinical Research Collaboration to Develop an Immune-Related Gene Expression Assay for Use in the Development Program for KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab)
May 7, 2015   Plexxikon and Merck to Collaborate on Combination Study Evaluating Investigational Immuno-oncology Regimen
April 20, 2015   TetraLogic and Merck to Collaborate on the Evaluation of Birinapant in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Solid Tumors
April 7, 2015   Arvinas Announces Strategic R&D Collaboration with Merck to Study Novel Protein Degradation Technology
March 31, 2015   Syndax and Merck to Collaborate on Immuno-Oncology Study Evaluating Entinostat in Combination with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Lung Cancer and Melanoma
March 25, 2015   Lycera Announces Milestone in Merck Collaboration
March 4, 2015   Eisai and Merck Enter Collaboration to Explore Novel Combination Regimens of Anti-PD-1 Therapy with Multi-targeting RTK Inhibitor and Microtubule Dynamics Inhibitor in Multiple Types of Cancer
February 23, 2015   NGM and Merck Announce Broad Strategic Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize Novel Biologic Therapeutics
January 13, 2015   Moderna Announces License and Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Messenger RNA-based Antiviral Vaccines and Passive Immunity Therapies
January 13, 2015   Lilly, Merck Enter Collaboration Agreement to Research Immuno-Oncology Combination Regimens in Multiple Types of Cancer
December 18, 2014   Merck Acquires OncoEthix, a Privately Held Oncology Company Developing Novel BET Inhibitors for Hematological and Solid Cancers
December 8, 2014   New Trial Initiated Evaluating Amgen's Talimogene Laherparepvec In Combination With Merck's Anti-PD-1 Therapy KEYTRUDA® (Pembrolizumab) For Advanced Melanoma
December 8, 2014   Merck to Acquire Cubist Pharmaceuticals for $102 Per Share in Cash
November 24, 2014   Merck and NewLink Genetics Enter into Licensing and Collaboration Agreement for Investigational Ebola Vaccine
November 6, 2014   BIND Therapeutics Announces Agreement with Merck to Develop Targeted Accurin™ Nanomedicines for Oncology
September 17, 2014   Sun Pharma and Merck & Co. Inc. Enter into Licensing Agreement for Tildrakizumab
August 26, 2014   Pfizer And Merck To Collaborate On Study Evaluating Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen
August 25, 2014   Advaxis and Merck Form Collaboration to Evaluate Investigational Combination of Two Novel Immunotherapy Candidates for Advanced Prostate Cancer
June 9, 2014   Merck to Acquire Idenix
April 28, 2014   Agenus Announces Collaboration and License Agreement with Merck for Novel Checkpoint Antibody-based Cancer Immunotherapies
March 26, 2014   Merck Licenses Nanobio Technology
February 10, 2014   Merck and Samsung Bioepis Enter Collaboration Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Insulin Glargine Candidate for Diabetes
February 5, 2014   Merck Enters Strategic Collaborations with Amgen, Incyte and Pfizer to Evaluate Novel Combination Anti-cancer Regimens with MK-3475
January 13, 2014   Merck Initiates Rolling Submission of U.S. Biologics License Application for MK-3475, an Investigational Anti-PD-1 Immunotherapy, in Patients with Advanced Melanoma