EMD Serono, Inc. (Billerica) Founding Donor of Newly Launched MGH Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum  
4/17/2012 10:08:20 AM

ROCKLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the founding donor of the newly launched Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Discovery Forum website (, a joint project of MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND), nonprofit organization Accelerated Cure Project for MS and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. EMD Serono provided a grant of $1.5M to MGH to develop and launch the site, which provides an interactive virtual environment for members of the MS research community to engage in on-line discussions and collaborations to speed the development of treatments. This grant reflects EMD Serono’s ongoing commitment to investing in the understanding of neurological diseases.