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What we do

We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world.

Advancing innovative science to protect and improve health

We’re a global health care company working to deliver innovative health solutions through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. We’re focused on discovering new solutions for today and the future.

Research | Sustainability I Partnerships | Animal Health


The journey to discovery is guided by science and inspired by patients. We follow the science where we can make the greatest difference.

From the lab to patients

Moving from molecule to market requires innovation, expertise, tenacity and agility. It includes the work of many people.

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The journey of a molecule

Creating a medicine or vaccine is a journey — from the lab to patients.


From finding solutions for some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, to getting our medicines and vaccines to those in need and building more effective health systems, we're always on a mission to create a better world.

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Making an impact

We operate responsibly every day to enable a safe and healthy future for people and communities globally.

Business development and licensing

We build strong partnerships to help translate innovations into therapies. Our collaborations have the potential to impact the lives of millions. 

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Building strong partnerships

We work with partners, from early-stage science to clinical-stage programs, to deliver new therapies to patients.

Our animal health business

Merck Animal Health is our company's global animal health business dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of both livestock and companion animals and the people who care for them.

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Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health has a rich history of innovation, commitment to research and entrepreneurship in animal health dating back over 70 years.

Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, producers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of connected technology that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products.

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