Tag Archives: Merck

Merck completes the sale of its Consumer Health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Closing of sale to Procter & Gamble at a cash purchase price of € 3.4 billion completed Successful completion allows Merck to further focus on innovation driven businesses in Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials Transaction successfully closed within an ambitious timeframe … Read the full press release

Merck to establish an innovation hub in Guangzhou, China

Merck today (12 NOV 2018) signed an agreement with the Guangzhou Development District on innovation development in Southern China. DARMSTADT, Germany / GUANGZHOU, China, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the vibrant science and technology company, today signed an agreement with the … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. announce positive results from the randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, Phase III SOLO-1 trial of Lynparza (olaparib) tablets

Lynparza met primary endpoint of progression-free survival in women with BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer and showed a safety profile consistent with previous trials AstraZeneca and MSD’s Lynparza is the only PARP inhibitor to demonstrate significant activity in the 1st-line maintenance … Read the full press release

Chinese Patent Office issued patent for Merck’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells

Merck today (23 APR 2018) announced that the Chinese Patent Office has issued a notice granting Merck’s patent application for the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells. Patent in China covers integration of an external … Read the full press release

Merck: EMD Serono, Pfizer Canada receive approval for BAVENCIO™ from Health Canada

First Health Canada approved treatment for rare and aggressive type of skin cancer MISSISSAUGA, ON, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, which operates as EMD Serono in the US and Canada, and Pfizer Canada Inc. announced that Health Canada has approved BAVENCIO™ … Read the full press release

Merck appoints Dirk Toepfer as new Chief Information Officer

Toepfer joins from Metro Group, where he served as Head of the IT service company Metro Systems DARMSTADT, 26-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that Dirk Toepfer will join the Group as the new … Read the full press release

Merck: Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for 2017 winners announced in Washington, U.S.

Not intended for US/Canada based media The presentation of the grants coincides with the 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology The awards program supports advancements in the field of growth and growth disorders DARMSTADT, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading … Read the full press release

Merck invests EUR 90 million in four sites in Germany, Switzerland and France

Relocations to drive focus on sites in Darmstadt, Schnelldorf (Germany), Buchs (Switzerland) and Molsheim (France) Sequential implementation until the end of 2022 € 90 million investment. Net impact of approximately minus 200 positions over 5 years DARMSTADT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

World MS Day 2017: Merck launches multiple sclerosis (MS) care partner survey with IACO

Preliminary research indicates most MS carers are between the ages of 18-34, the prime of their lives Largest global MS carer survey with International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) to help identify unmet needs and social impact Darmstadt, Germany, 31-May-2017 … Read the full press release

Merck presented new data on efficacy and safety for investigational Cladribine Tablets at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Subgroup analysis shows >80% reduction in the risk of disability progression with Cladribine Tablets vs placebo DARMSTADT, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced the presentation of new analyses of efficacy and safety data for … Read the full press release

Merck: Results of the ADDRESS II Phase IIb multicenter study on atacicept in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Data presented at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting (Abstract Number: 12L) DARMSTADT, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the results of the ADDRESS II Phase IIb, … Read the full press release

Ovarian Cancer: Merck, Pfizer initiate Phase III study JAVELIN Ovarian 100

First Phase III trial evaluating the addition of an immune checkpoint inhibitor to standard of care in first-line ovarian cancer New investigational regimen will evaluate avelumab in extending progression-free survival in treatment-naïve women Darmstadt, Germany and New York, US, 07-Jul-2016 … Read the full press release

Merck to support the advancement of medical science in the field of fertility through the Grant for Fertility Innovation (GFI) program

Investment reflects company’s commitment to innovation in fertility research Globally, six projects receive funding from this grant cycle Darmstadt, Germany, 07-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced it would continue to support the advancement of … Read the full press release

Merck receives global marketing and commercialization rights for Progyny’s Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva®) software

Merck obtains global marketing and commercialization rights for the innovative Progyny Eeva® software offering, aiming to provide customers worldwide with innovative fertility technologies solutions This new agreement builds on the successful relationship between both leaders in fertility technologies, first established … Read the full press release

Merck CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board honoured with Weizmann Award in the Sciences and Humanities

Darmstadt, Germany, and Rehovot, Israel, 18-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced that the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, conferred the renowned Weizmann Award in the Sciences and Humanities on Karl-Ludwig Kley, CEO and Chairman of the … Read the full press release

Merck extends partnership with Weizmann Institute of Science on research collaboration

Darmstadt, Germany, and Rehovot, Israel, 18-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today extended the partnership with Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, of by signing a new framework agreement, building on a successful innovation partnership of … Read the full press release

Merck’s acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich approved by the European Commission under EU Merger Regulation

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck under the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are active world-wide in the life science sector. The decision is conditional on the divestment of … Read the full press release

Merck clarifies that it will keep its consumer health business

• Darmstadt-based company holds global rights to the name Merck with exception of the U.S. and Canada Darmstadt, Germany,  7-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the supplier of top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals sectors, today clarified that it will … Read the full press release

Merck announced the enrollment of first patient into new Phase III study in the area of fertility

• The ESPART* Phase III clinical study focuses on patients that respond poorly to attempts at ovarian stimulation • Study aims to recruit 946 patients across 17 European countries Darmstadt, Germany, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the global pharmaceutical and chemical company, … Read the full press release