Since 1891, we’ve been guided by medical innovations and a mission of developing lifesaving treatments
Our work in cardiovascular diseases (diseases of the heart and blood vessels), vaccines, HIV, type 2 diabetes, and cancer has had a tremendous impact. Today we focus on scientific innovation to deliver medicines and vaccines that help millions of people around the world. We are committed to staying true to the philosophy of our founder, George W. Merck: Medicine is for the patients. Medicine is for the people.