Merck & Company
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About Merck & Company
Merck and Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Merck discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets vaccines and medicines in over 20 therapeutic categories directly and through its joint ventures. Our mission is to provide society with superior products and services by developing innovations and solutions that improve the quality of life. The focus of research at Merck is on innovation in all areas of drug research and development, working on programs to satisfy unmet medical needs.
With approximately 60,000 employees, Merck conducts research at ten major research centers in the United States, Europe, and Japan, manufactures products in 30 facilities, and sells products in approximately 150 countries.
At Merck, our strategy for growth is based on breakthrough research - both internal and external through partnerships - and demonstrating the value of our medicines to patients, payers, and providers. Worldwide sales in 2004 were $22.9 billion. Merck continues to invest heavily in research and development, with R&D spending in 2005 estimated to be approximately $4 billion.
Merck's product line includes a broad portfolio of highly innovative prescription products in important therapeutic areas. Human health products include medicines to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, elevated cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, arthritis, pain, migraine, glaucoma, gastrointestinal ulcers, infectious diseases (antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral agents), and vaccines to prevent childhood diseases and hepatitis A and B.
At Merck, we are strongly committed to partnership success. We have a long tradition of successful partnerships. Alliances with innovative partners are an integral part of our long-term business and research strategy. More than one-third of our sales are from alliance products and patents, including some of our biggest growth drivers.
Our vision is to create a "virtual lab" - the pursuit of the best scientific programs from both internal research and external collaborations. This approach will accelerate the successful development and commercialization of breakthrough discoveries that can bring meaningful improvements to patients' lives.
Our focus is seeking alliances for new NCE's and biological entities as product candidates for development. We are open to basic research collaborations and early research technologies as well.
Merck welcomes partnerships touching virtually all human health therapeutic areas that address unmet needs for patients, as well as technologies that will enhance the productivity of our research laboratories. Therapeutic areas of particular interest include cancer, central nervous system disorders, diabetes, and obesity. Also of interest include the following: anti-infectives, anti-virals, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, immunology, new vaccine technology, ophthalmics, osteoporosis, pain, respiratory, vaccines, and platform research technology.
To contact Merck about a licensing opportunity, please contact Chief Licensing Officer, Merck & Co., Inc., One Merck Drive, P.O. Box 100, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 USA; Fax: 908-735-1201. Please provide a brief, non-confidential overview of your discovery with sufficient data to allow a preliminary scientific review.
For further information, please visit our website at http://www.merck.com/licensing/
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First Presentation of Early Data for Merck’s Investigational STING Agonist (MK-1454) in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphomas at ESMO 2018 Congress
New Clinical Findings Involving STING Agonist as Monotherapy and in Combination with an Anti-PD-1 Therapy
Multiple biotech companies are scheduled to release their quarterly reports next week. BioSpace takes a quick look at some these companies and the announcements they have made through 3Q2018.
Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in Combination with Pfizer’s Inlyta® (axitinib) Significantly Improved Overall Survival (OS) and Progression-free Survival (PFS) as First-Line Therapy for Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
KEYTRUDA is First Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Combination to Improve Both OS and PFS in Advanced or Metastatic RCC, the Most Common Type of Kidney Cancer
10/18/2018The company, with sites in Seattle and South San Francisco, focuses on next-generation oncology therapeutics. It recently completed a portfolio review and decided to focus its energies and existing capital on G100 and abandoned its CMB305 program.
San Mateo, Calif.-based startup CuraSen Therapeutics surged forward this morning with $54.5 million in Series A funding and a leadership team that includes executives from Afferent Pharmaceuticals, a company acquired by Merck in 2016 for $1.2 billion.
Merck today announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as chief information and digital officer, effective Oct. 29, 2018.
Fourth Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. for AstraZeneca and Merck’s LYNPARZA
eFFECTOR Therapeutics Announces Clinical Collaboration with Merck to Conduct a Phase 2 Combination Trial to Evaluate eFFECTOR's Tomivosertib (eFT508) with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer
eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a clinical collaboration agreement with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), through a subsidiary, to evaluate the combination of eFFECTOR's tomivosertib (eFT508), an oral, small molecule inhibitor of MNK1/2, with Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
“President Trump is taking historic action to bring patients more transparency through consumer advertising,” Azar said in a speech. “We are proposing to require American drug companies for the first time ever to include in their TV advertising the list prices of drugs paid for by Medicare or Med...
10/15/2018Who mixed things up in the biotech world this past week? Pfizer announces its leadership team, Rheos gets a new COO, and board of directors updates from multiple biopharma companies.
In August, Pfizer filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing Amgen and Roche of using social media to mislead doctors and patients about biosimilars and their effectiveness.
Merck will hold its third-quarter 2018 sales and earnings conference call with institutional investors and analysts at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Real-world evidence and longer clinical trial follow-up show no increased incidence of serious adverse events
The AP in a recent report notes that drug price increases “slowed somewhat and were not quite as steep as in past years.” But overall, there has been no “massive” drug price cuts.
Pivotal Phase 3 Data Included in ESMO Presidential Symposium and Official Press Program: KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as First-
Nobel Prizes Underscore Benefits of Research, but Also Highlight ‘Worst Instincts’ of Industry: R...
10/9/2018In a report, Bloomberg said that pharma’s “efforts to maximize (financial) gains” has led to the coloring of R&D decisions and creating barriers to the entry of competing medications that can add costs to the health care system.
Kenneth Frazier, chief executive officer of Merck, speaking with the Economic Club of New York, joined a growing list of pharmaceutical chiefs in criticizing the role of middlemen in rising drug prices.
In looking at companies that are shaping the future, Time Magazine selected 50 business that are leading the charge. While many tech companies lead the way, there are several pharma and life science companies that are also disrupting the future.
ImmunoGen to Present Initial Data from FORWARD II Expansion Cohort of Mirvetuximab Soravtansine in Combination with KEYTRUDA at ESMO
ImmunoGen, Inc. today announced that initial findings from the FORWARD II expansion cohort of mirvetuximab soravtansine in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress from October 19-23, 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Merck’s HIV Therapy DELSTRIGO™ (doravirine / lamivudine / tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Phase 3 DRIVE-SHIFT Study Evaluating Switch to DELSTRIGO from Other Antiretroviral Treatment Regimens
Merck today announced the first presentation of data from the Phase 3 DRIVE-SHIFT trial evaluating a switch of medication to DELSTRIGO™