Who we are
We are a partner research organization with decades of experience in translating nascent research into drug discovery programs, providing support across the drug discovery pipeline, and offering stand-alone services to our partners.
Since our establishment as the Italian site of Merck Research Laboratories in 2000, we have built an unprecedented track record in drug discovery. Our collaborative efforts have led to the successful launch of four therapeutics currently on the market, and over 25 candidates in clinical trials. As a forward-looking organization grounded in global pharma heritage, high-level R&D expertise is brought to every project through our seasoned leadership team, which oversees all programs.
What we do
Science is our cornerstone. We leverage our shared enthusiasm for science and our dedication to excellence in order to advance your drug discovery project. Together with our clients, we develop innovative and more effective therapeutics that will improve patients’ quality of life worldwide.
Thanks to our broad expertise, your program can benefit from being developed at IRBM as an integrated project, or by having us support smaller, stand-alone projects. In the case of integrated programs, we will build clear, actionable go/no-go decision points, and employ a first-to-fail approach to ensure your resources are efficiently managed.
Every day, our passion drives us to continue to learn, develop, and stay at the forefront of science and innovation.