Company Of The Day: Merck

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What?

Merck (NYSE:MRK) is preparing a new formulation for its blockbuster cancer immunotherapy Keytruda, which could be injected under the skin.

Why?

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Keytruda will see patents start to expire in 2028. Merck believes that the new formulation has the potential to be novel, non-obvious, and useful, implying that it could receive a new patent.

So What?

Keytruda is Merck’s most important drug, generating over $17 billion in sales in 2021. These developments could potentially help the company hold off on a sales decline.

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