For more than a century, Merck has been inventing medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. We have always been and always will be inventing, and we do it for the single greatest purpose: Life.

INVENTING FOR LIFE

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MEANING OF INVENTION

What inventions can’t you wait for? The newest cell phone? Flying cars? A jet pack?

In a recent survey, we found that people don’t associate medicines or vaccines with invention, but for Merck, that's exactly what comes to mind when we think of invention.

 

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When asked what inventions have had the greatest impact on society, only 5% of people cited medicines.

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81% of those surveyed are familiar with Steve Jobs, while only 17% are familiar with Maurice Hilleman, who helped invent more than 40 vaccines.

Maurice Hilleman — Vaccine Pioneer

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68% of people can't name a living scientist who is inventing medicines.

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INVENTING AT MERCK

We’re pushing the boundaries of science with the hope and expectation that the medicines and vaccines we invent will lead to better health for society for generations to come.

WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON NOW

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WHY WE INVENT

Our people work relentlessly to invent solutions to many of the world's most devastating diseases.

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Survey conducted online within the U.S. by Toluna Analytics in March 2017, among 1023 nationally representative people