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PublicNYSE:MRK
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websitemerck.com
Twitter@merck
CategoryBioTech
Phone908-423-1000
Employees86,000
Founded1891
DescriptionPharmaceuticals

Offices

Whitehouse Station, USA
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ, 08889
USA

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Chairman of the Board & CEO
VP, Basic Research
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Acquisitions

Total$930M
Inspire Pharmaceuticals, 4/2011 $430M
SmartCells, 12/2010 $500M

Investments

Rock Health 6/2012
Vaximm 1/2011

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Merck & Co.

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck headquarters is currently located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, though in 2013 the company announced it would be relocating to Kenilworth, New Jersey by 2015. The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company now known as Merck KGaA. Merck & Co. was confiscated by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company. It is currently one of the world’s seven largest pharmaceutical companies by market capitalization and revenue.

Merck also publishes The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books for physicians, nurses, and technicians. These include the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the world’s best-selling medical textbook, and the Merck Index, a compendium of chemical compounds.

In 2012 the company received the “Facility of the Year”-Category Winner for Facility Integration Award for the Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility (VBF) Program of Projects in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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  1. Merck to Acquire Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (merck.com) [edit]
  2. Angel Backing Lifted SmartCells To $500M Merck Acquisition (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  3. Citation Needed [add]
  4. Merck Spinoff Vaximm Closes $8M Round (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  5. Merck buys vax unit from bankrupt Hawaii Biotech (fiercebiotech.com) [edit]
    Merck acquires diabetes drug firm SmartCells (masshightech.com) [edit]
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