At Merck, our business is discovering, developing and delivering novel medicines and vaccines that can make a difference in people's lives. But our mission also entails something more. As a Company, we seek to maintain high ethical standards and a culture that values honesty, integrity and transparency in all that we do. Company decisions are driven by what is right for patients. And we are committed to our employees, to the environment in which we live and to the communities we serve worldwide.
Research is the focus of everything we do. At our core is Merck Research Laboratories (MRL). Our network of facilities includes major research centers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
Merck prides itself on innovation in all areas of drug research and development. Today, Merck is one of only a few major pharmaceutical companies in the developed world that remain committed to vaccine discovery and development.
Once a medicine or vaccine is approved for sale, it must be produced, handled and distributed according to precise specifications. Throughout this critically important process, Merck is committed to the highest standards of quality, transparency and integrity.
Support for science education is also a priority for Merck and is consistent with our overall commitment to scientific innovation. Merck programs help to promote the development and training of future leaders in science and biomedical research; to stimulate interest among undergraduate students to pursue graduate study in the health sciences and possible research careers; and to create opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral training in a variety of basic and clinical research areas.
To learn more about Merck's commitment to science, innovation and quality, click on the links below:
- The Drug Development Process
- Key Issues in Research
- Quality in Manufacturing
- Merck's Commitment to Science Education