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Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women scientists -- like chemists and engineers -- to our small molecule process R&D team

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VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

Hear how one of our scientists balances her work and family life to accelerate our groundbreaking research

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Celebrating the life of trailblazing cardiovascular researcher Dr. Arthur Patchett

Over the course of his career with Merck, Dr. Patchett changed the treatment paradigm for cardiovascular disease

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Moving quickly to help support efforts to address the Ebola outbreak in Uganda

See how our people are planning to produce investigational vaccine for an urgent global health need

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Celebrating the opening of our latest state-of-the-art facility

The FLEx Center will help us continue to harness the power of leading-edge science with agility

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Merck recognized on Fortune’s 2022 Change the World list

Recognition highlights our continued focus on expanding access

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How Merck is using 3D printing to create innovative solutions

3D technology is helping optimize workstreams, shorten turn-around times, reduce costs and drive innovation

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Proteins in space: taking our research to the final frontier

Merck Research Laboratories scientist Paul Reichert works with the International Space Station to drive innovation

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Fighting cancer requires an open mind

Dr. Eric H. Rubin, oncology early development, on investigating the next frontier of cancer research

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35 Years: The Mectizan® Donation Program

The Mectizan Donation Program is the longest-running, disease-specific drug donation program of its kind

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The Vaccine Pioneers

Scientists who made giant strides in the fight against viral diseases and vaccine history

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Vaccines: Our history, our legacy

Merck and its legacy companies have been working to discover and develop vaccines for more than a century

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6 New Year's resolutions Merck scientists are making in 2022

Hear what goals some of our senior scientists are tackling this year

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Dean Li: Agility is 'about letting the data guide you'

The president of Merck Research Laboratories discusses how managing priorities is a key to scientific success

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4 science innovators reveal their earliest inspirations

These medical researchers and scientists had a spark as children to invent and explore

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Innovation in the fast lane

Merck and Corning are two years into a joint effort to maximize data science, one of today’s hottest research fields

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Merck scientists launch research award to support rising chemists of color

Program provides career development and networking opportunities, fosters equity and inclusion

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Colleagues ensure timely supply of our investigational oral antiviral COVID-19 medicine

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Haarlem, Netherlands, where some of our first doses are being produced and packaged

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A Nobel Prize for a longtime Merck collaborator

Princeton University’s David W.C. MacMillan is a co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry

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Curiosity inspires us to invent for life

Our researchers are dedicated to finding innovative answers to life’s challenging questions.

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All hands on deck against COVID-19

How every division at Merck is pitching in to address a global need

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Taking on Ebola

How science and innovation fuel our efforts to help combat a deadly disease

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Understanding early-stage cancer

Early cancer detection may lead to better treatment outcomes

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Forging the future of vaccine technology

National Geographic highlights the companies — including Merck — exploring potential breakthroughs in continuous vaccine production

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Harnessing tech to eliminate distance in a virtual world

An award-winning program has been key to our continued success despite limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

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Our commitment to HIV treatments and prevention through the years

We continue to work at the forefront of the fight against HIV

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This scientist helps translate inventions into vaccines to protect public health

Beth-Ann Coller, executive director, global clinical development, knows how disease outbreaks underscore the importance of vaccines

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Our new London Discovery Research Center site

The $1.32 billion, 220,000-square-foot research facility will be located in London’s “Knowledge Quarter”