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Our passion is improving health. That is what keeps us at the forefront of scientific discovery and innovation.

Innovation at Merck

Innovation See how technology advances are being applied to Merck's quest for solutions to the world's greatest healthcare challenges.

Medicines and Vaccines Discovering and developing medicines and vaccines that help to improve or save lives is the focus of what we do. We pursue new disease targets, new types of medicines and vaccines, and new models for developing the next generation of therapeutic breakthroughs.

Our passion for advancing health through innovation is evident in the breadth and depth of our pipeline, which addresses a wide range of conditions.

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Microscope research Innovative research begins with innovative people. Our scientists are leaders in their fields who are dedicated to exploring new ways to address health problems. They recognize that the best scientific discoveries often emerge from collaborating with other researchers inside and outside Merck's laboratories.
Brain synapses Our researchers employ cutting-edge science to look at health problems from every angle – from the structure of individual molecules to the way hundreds of molecules interact with each other in disease. This gives us a deeper understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms and how we can treat or prevent them in new ways.
Technology We employ state-of-the art technologies that allow us to capitalize on the incredible breakthroughs that have occurred over the past decade, such as the sequencing of the human genome and the routine use of supercomputing to make sense of scientific data.
Solutions Delivering health breakthroughs is not a one-size-fits all endeavor. Sometimes it means coming up with a new approach that meets the needs of different people or different markets. We are committed to developing innovative solutions to ensure that people everywhere can benefit from Merck medicines.
Medicines and Vaccines

Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Launches Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

In MRL, we are proud of our long history of scientific excellence. The new MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best- in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be able to excel in an environment of breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

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Therapeutic Areas

We focus our research on several key therapeutic areas, including:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology
  • Respiratory and Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases