Merck inaugurates healthcare R&D centre in Bengaluru

Merck on Friday announced the inauguration of its healthcare research and development centre in Bengaluru.

The Merck India R&D Excellence Centre contributes to the company’s healthcare R&D that helps treat patients with unmet medical needs around the world.

The centre of the German drug maker employs about 300 people and will continue its expansion over the next 2 years.

“Through the Centre, we will strengthen our presence in healthcare R&D in India, while supporting Merck Group’s global efforts in drug discovery. The Centre in Bangalore aims to establish a one-team culture, delivering critical responsibilities in the drug development journey as well as develop a valuable talent pool,” Suneela Thatte, VP and head of R&D Excellence Centre.

“The R&D Excellence Centre strives to bring the best of global practices and local talent to enable the vision of enhanced patient outcomes,” Thatte added.

(With inputs from health)