Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company, renowned for its contributions to innovative medicines, vaccines, and biological therapies. The company operates in pharmaceuticals, animal health, vaccines, and healthcare services sectors, offering a wide range of products for the prevention, treatment, and management of diseases.
The corporation was established in 1891 as a subsidiary of the German company Merck, but became an independent entity after World War I. Today, it stands as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies globally, with operations in more than 140 countries. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes leading brands in diabetes care, oncology, vaccines, animal health, and women's health.
The company allocates substantial resources towards R&D efforts aimed at discovering and advancing innovative therapies and solutions. Over the years, it has introduced many first-of-their-kind medications that have made significant impacts in the medical field. Merck's commitment to R&D is deeply rooted in their corporate culture, and they continue to invest in advancing science to improve human and animal health.