Merck Chooses Poland for New Research Center
The Warsaw Business Journal reports, international pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc., has chosen Poland as its favored location for investing in a new clinical research center. The U.S.-based firm already has a strong presence in Poland with 700 employees, which ranks the company in the top 10 pharmaceuticals with operations in Poland. The new center is expected to employ 100 new workers, in addition to the total number of employees for Merck worldwide which is around 100,000 in 140 countries. A spokesman for the company said that this center would be a high volume research center able to analyze studies on 100,000 people. Currently the company has only three such centers in the world – in Colombia, the U.S. and China. The Polish base will analyze results of research for all of Europe.