Pharmaceutical

Merck Investor Event Today Will Highlight Broad and Growing Cardiovascular Portfolio and Pipeline in Areas of Unmet Patient Need

  • Late-stage Pipeline and Portfolio Tripled in Size Through Clinical Trial Progress and Business Development Deals Over the Past Year
  • Eight Potential Approvals Across Cardiovascular Portfolio by 2030, Including Multiple Initial Launches Between 2024-28
  • Overall Peak Commercial Revenue Opportunity for Portfolio, Including Initial and Future Indications, Expected to Exceed $10 Billion Approaching the Mid-2030s

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, will provide a detailed overview of the company's broad and growing cardiopulmonary pipeline and portfolio at a virtual meeting with investors today starting at 10:00 AM ET. The company will give further insight into its ongoing late-stage clinical programs in atherosclerosis, heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension and thrombosis.

"Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality globally, and emerging science is presenting new opportunities to address these unmet medical needs. Merck has created a broad, promising cardiovascular pipeline with the potential to build on our proud legacy in this important field of research, and we are deploying our unique development capabilities and expertise to advance these innovations to patients who need them," said Dr. Dean Y. Li, president, Merck Research Laboratories.

During the event, leaders from Merck's research and commercial organizations will outline the company's strategic priorities in the cardiovascular medicines area. This event is part of Merck's effort to communicate about its sustainable long-term growth strategy and provide additional insight into the company's research and development pipeline.

Merck Presenters

Today's event will feature presentations from the following Merck executives:

  • Eliav Barr, senior vice president, Global Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer
  • Arpa Garay, Chief Marketing Officer for Human Health
  • Joerg Koglin, vice president, Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Global Clinical Development
  • Dean Li, president, Merck Research Laboratories
  • Fiona Marshall, senior vice president, Discovery, Preclinical and Translational Research Sciences

The full biographies of the speakers may be found here along with the event presentation.

Webcast Details

Investors, analysts, members of the media and the general public are invited to listen to a webcast of the presentation at http://www.merck.com/investor-relations/events-and-presentations . Institutional investors and analysts who would like to ask a question during the session should dial in using the information on the events page and follow the operator's instructions.

Merck's Focus on Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease

Merck has a long history of making an impact in cardiovascular disease. More than 60 years ago, we introduced our first cardiovascular therapy – and our scientific efforts to understand cardiovascular-related disorders have continued. Cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the most serious health challenges of the 21st century. Approximately 18 million people across the globe die every year, and in the United States one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease.

Advancements in the treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease can make a critical difference for patients around the world. At Merck, we strive for scientific excellence and innovation in all stages of research, from discovery through approval and life cycle management. We work with experts throughout the cardiovascular community to advance research that can help improve the lives of patients globally.

About Merck

For over 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases – as we aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Forward-Looking Statement of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA

This news release of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (the "company") includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of the global outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19); the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends toward health care cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; the company's ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of the company's patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at the SEC's Internet site ( www.sec.gov ).

Media Contacts:

Melissa Moody
(215) 407-3536

Julie Cunningham
(617) 519-6264

Investor Contacts:

Peter Dannenbaum
(908) 740-1037

Steve Graziano
(908) 740-6582

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

MRK
OTC:BCTXF

BriaCell Announces Grant to Investigator Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health

Highlights:

  • Grant awarded to Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya, Principal Investigator of the Phase I/IIa combination study of Bria-IMT™ with KEYTRUDA® (by Merck) in advanced breast cancer at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Merck to provide KEYTRUDA® for use in the combination study.
  • The Investigator Grant validates and will build on the encouraging preliminary data from BriaCell’s combination study of Bria-IMT™ with KEYTRUDA® (Link).

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSXV:BCT, OTCQB:BCTXD), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer, today announced that Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya, a board-certified medical oncologist and recognized expert in breast cancer treatment at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, PA, has been selected to receive support from the Merck Investigator Studies Program (“MISP”). The Investigator Grant is a highly coveted award granted by Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck”) (NYSE: MRK) to leading investigators with highly innovative clinical studies.

Keep reading...Show less

Merck Announces Q4 and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results

Merck (NYSE:MRK) reported quarterly worldwide sales at US$11.9 billion in Q4 in its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019 and its full fiscal 2019 year.

As quoted in the press release:

Keep reading...Show less
OTC:BCTXF

BriaCell’s Clinical Data Accepted to be Presented at the Annual Symposium of Society of Surgical Oncology 2020 in Boston

Safety and early efficacy data to be presented from clinical trial of Bria-IMT™ in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors in advanced breast cancer:

  • Bria-IMT™ in combination with pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA®; by Merck & Co., Inc.);
  • Bria-IMT™ in combination with INCMGA00012 (by Incyte Corporation).

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSXV:BCT, OTCQB:BCTXD), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapies for advanced breast cancer, is pleased to announce that the data of its clinical studies with its lead product candidate, Bria-IMT™, will be presented the at the Annual Symposium of Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) 2020 – International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care taking place March 25-28 in Boston, MA.

Keep reading...Show less
OTC:BCTXF

BriaCell Invited to Present at Mount Sinai’s Frontiers in Academic Pathology Symposium at The New York Academy of Medicine

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSXV:BCT, OTCQB:BCTXD), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapies for advanced breast cancer, announced today that it will present at the “Frontiers in Academic Pathology” symposium, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue in New York. The symposium focus will include molecular biomarkers, experimental diagnostics and liquid biopsies, all of which factor heavily in the development of BriaCell’s companion diagnostics under development, including BriaCell’s HLA-matching hypothesis and recently-announced Grade I/II biomarkers.

Keep reading...Show less
BriaCell Provides Update on Remarkable Responder

BriaCell Provides Update on Remarkable Responder

Highlights:

  • Patient initially identified September 19, 2019 as a Remarkable Responder;
  • Patient has continued to experience a highly remarkable reduction in tumors that had metastasized to areas outside of the breasts;
  • A metastasized tumor behind the left eye orbital region, which had pushed the eye forward from the skull, has now completely disappeared;
  • Prior to BriaCell’s treatment, patient had failed prior regimens with 16 agents (13 chemotherapy and 3 hormonal);
  • Patient remains on BriaCell’s treatment.

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. (“BriaCell” or the “Company”) (TSXV:BCT, OTCQB:BCTXD), a clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in targeted immunotherapy for advanced breast cancer, is pleased to provide an update on the previously-announced (Link) top responder (“Remarkable Responder”) in the combination study of its lead candidate, Bria-IMT™, with Incyte’s INCMGA00012, a PD-1 inhibitor.

Keep reading...Show less

Merck Selects Perceiv AI for Inaugural Digital Sciences Studio Cohort

Joining the cohort in Cambridge, MA , Perceiv AI will receive direct funding and mentorship from Merck, Northpond Ventures, and McKesson Ventures to advance its prognostic platform focused on multimodal data in neurodegenerative diseases.

Perceiv AI announced that the company has been selected by Merck ( NYSE: MRK ) for the inaugural Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) cohort, along with eight other early-stage biomedical startups from a pool of 152 applicants. The program started in November to fuel innovative digital technologies for drug discovery and development.

News Provided by PR Newswire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Pfizer Expands 'An Accord for a Healthier World' Product Offering to Include Full Portfolio for Greater Benefit to 1.2 Billion People in 45 Lower-Income Countries

  • Products offered on a not-for-profit basis to the 45 lower-income countries now include the full portfolio for which Pfizer has global rights.
  • Expands on the initial offering of all patented medicines and vaccines available in the U.S. or EU to now include off-patent medicines, bringing total offering from 23 to around 500 products.
  • Builds on already delivered medicines and vaccines along with medical training and supply chain support to Rwanda and advanced conversations with 16 other Accord country governments for supply and health system support.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that it has significantly expanded its commitment to An Accord for a Healthier World to offer the full portfolio of medicines and vaccines for which it has global rights on a not-for-profit basis to enable greater health for 1.2 billion people living in 45 lower-income countries.

Launched in May 2022, the Accord, a transformative initiative focused on greatly reducing health inequities that exist between many lower-income countries and the rest of the world, initially included a commitment from Pfizer for access to all its patented medicines and vaccines available in the U.S. or European Union on a not-for-profit basis to 45 lower-income countries. However, to better align with disease burden and unmet patient needs in these countries, Pfizer will now expand its offering under the Accord to include off-patent products, bringing the total offering from 23 products to around 500 products.

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less
Canadian Pharma Stocks: 5 Biggest Companies in 2023

Canadian Pharma Stocks: 5 Biggest Companies in 2023

The Canadian pharmaceutical market is the ninth largest in the world and accounts for 2 percent of the global prescription drug market. But what are the biggest Canadian pharma stocks?

Many successful Canadian drug companies are in the late stages of clinical trials, and some have also have brought pharmaceutical products to market or set up partnerships to develop products, both at home and globally.

According to the Canadian government, the country's pharma companies are involved in research and development to bring new or improved patented therapies to market, and are also developing generic versions of bio-equivalent drugs whose patents have expired. Additionally, gene and cell therapies and nanomedicines are emerging fields in the Canadian pharmaceutical market.

Keep reading...Show less

Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Imago BioSciences, Inc.

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer, through a subsidiary, for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Imago BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGO), at a purchase price of $36.00 per share in cash, without interest and subject to deduction for any required tax withholding. As of the tender offer expiration at one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 10, 2023, 31,307,028 shares of common stock of Imago were validly tendered and not withdrawn from the tender offer, representing approximately 89.2% of the total number of Imago's outstanding shares on a fully diluted basis. All such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, and Merck expects to promptly pay for such shares.

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Merck Named One of America's Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital and CNBC, Industry Leader in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech

The JUST 100 is the only ranking that recognizes companies doing right by all their stakeholders as defined by the American public.

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, was named one of America's Most JUST Companies, making this the sixth consecutive year that Merck has been recognized for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. Merck ranked No. 26 overall and ranked No. 1 in the pharmaceuticals and biotech industry for the third straight year, notably also ranking as the top company for communities and customers in the industry.

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

U.S. FDA Accepts for Priority Review the Supplemental Biologics License Application for Pfizer's 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Infants and Children

If approved, the vaccine w ould provide the broadest serotype coverage of any pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in infants and children, and have the potential to help protect against more of the clinically significant remaining burden of disease

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for priority review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for its 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine candidate (20vPnC) for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by the 20 Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) serotypes contained in the vaccine in infants and children 6 weeks through 17 years of age, and for the prevention of otitis media caused by seven of the 20 Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes contained in the vaccine.

News Provided by Business Wire via QuoteMedia

Keep reading...Show less

Latest Press Releases

Related News

×