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Merck Research Laboratories 

3535 General Atomics Court

San Diego  California  92121  U.S.A.
Phone: 858-202-5000 Fax: 858-202-5814

Merck Research Laboratories - San Diego is one of three major neuroscience research units of Merck & Co., the other two being the Neuroscience Research Center in Harlow, England and the neuroscience department at our facilities in West Point, Pennsylvania. Our site has emerged from the acquisition of a biotechnology company, SIBIA Neurosciences, Inc., in 1999. It is part of the vibrant neuroscience community of San Diego, profiting from the free-flowing interactions among scientists in academia, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies. Being both a part of this special local community and a part of an international pharmaceutical company provides a special opportunity to combine innovative neuroscience and medicinal chemistry for the rapid discovery and development of new drugs.

Our goal is to discover new drugs for both the neurological and psychiatric diseases of the central nervous system. Chronic pain, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorder, and schizophrenia are our current areas of focus, as we explore disease mechanisms and nervous system function to identify novel drug targets.

Last Updated: 09-27-02

Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Merck Research Laboratories
Employees: 70,000 / MRL San Diego 175
Symbol: MRK

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Company News
Merck Research Laboratories (MRK) Facilities Designated As “Milestones In Microbiology” Sites By The American Society For Microbiology 10/18/2016 12:03:59 PM
Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Announces Appointment of Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., as President of Merck Research Laboratories (MRK); Peter S. Kim, Ph.D., to Retire 3/7/2013 6:28:45 AM
Genome Institute of Singapore Scientists, in Collaboration With the Industry, Unravels Mechanism That Causes Liver Cancer 5/29/2012 9:22:38 AM
New Method Finds Networks Of Genes Behind Obesity, Merck Research Laboratories (MRK) Study 3/17/2008 7:56:23 AM
BioSpace, BioNJ and Pennsylvania Bio Welcome Over 800 Life Science Career Candidates to Biotech 2007 Career Fair 10/31/2007 10:05:23 AM
Dr. Luciano Rossetti, Internationally-Recognized Physician And Researcher, Joins Merck Research Laboratories (MRK) In Key Leadership Role; Will Focus On Developing New Treatments For Diabetes And Obesity, Two Growing Global Health Problems 8/16/2006 10:36:49 AM
Dr. John F. Reilly Of Merck Research Laboratories (MRK) Boston To Speak At International Business Communications' 11th Annual Drug Discovery Technology(R) & Development World Congress 8/7/2006 11:16:25 AM
10 Voters On Panel Backing Pain Pills Had Industry Ties10/19/2005 5:12:51 PM
Drug-Ad Limits Could Spread10/19/2005 5:12:47 PM
FDA Panel Seeks Ban On Some Cox-2 Ads10/19/2005 5:12:47 PM