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Merck & Co., Inc. is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. It is engaged in the production of medicines, as well as in the development of vaccines. The company was founded in 1891 as the US subsidiary of the German company Merk KGaA, which was confiscated by the US during World War I. It is the seventh largest pharmaceutical company by revenue and market capitalization in the world.
The company operates in several therapeutic fields including respiratory, oncology, cardiology, neurology, immunology, infectious diseases and women’s health. It also develops and produces vaccines and medicines to fill unmet medical needs. Merck & Co. is striving to improve drug coverage, through an extensive programme that not only donates medicines, but also helps to deliver them to people in need. The company also publishes non-profit unbiased health information.
Number of employees: 77,000
Year of establishment: 1891
Headquarters: Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA
Official site: http://www.merck.com
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