Merck.com | Inventing For Life


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.


WHY WE INVENT

What is invention? Is it the latest gadget? The greatest phone?
For us, it's so much more.

It's the vaccine that helps provide a healthy future. It's the medicine that saves lives.
It's an open door with new possibilities on the other side.

It's a more hopeful future for all.

WHAT INSPIRES US TO INVENT

Explore the people behind the inventions and patients that inspire them every day.

 

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

OUR IMPACT

MEANING OF INVENTION

In a recent survey, we found that people don't associate medicine or vaccines with invention.

So we took to the streets to ask what invention people can't wait for. Most talked about robots, flying cars, and teleporters.
One woman had a very different take on invention.

 

INVENTIONS WITH IMPACT

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Few people, only 5%, said medicine when asked what inventions have had the greatest impact on society.

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HILLEMAN WHO?

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

MEET HILLEMAN

NAME THAT SCIENTIST

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

MEET OURS