Merck Research Laboratories (MRL), the arm of our company focused on discovering and developing therapies to improve patients’ lives, is expanding its discovery capabilities in South San Francisco by breaking ground on a new, cutting-edge research facility, scheduled to be operational in 2019. Construction began in 2017 on the new South San Francisco site, which will build upon Merck’s established Bay Area presence while strengthening our discovery research capabilities.
The new nine-story, multi-disciplinary discovery research facility, centrally located on East Grand Avenue, will accommodate more than 300 scientists and support research spanning exploratory biology through early clinical development. The building is being custom designed with an open atmosphere that encourages collaboration and team work. The site will also have a large auditorium to provide space for nearby academics, scientists and entrepreneurs to convene and engage in scientific dialogue.
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