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Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical
Training Courses

Why train with Merck?

For over 50 years, Merck has worked alongside most of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies. Unparalleled application expertise and process understanding enables Merck to offer you training from upstream and downstream processing to formulation, final processing and release. By using senior engineers and scientists to deliver our courses, we ensure you have the most skilled and knowledgeable trainers in the industry. With offices in 47 countries, Merck has trained more than 10,000 people over the past 20 years.

As a dynamic, innovative and growing global business, our courses are continually updated to reflect our customers’ success criteria, implementation of new technology and practices, changes in regulatory guidelines, and feedback from course participants. Our courses are a mix of hands-on experience, workshops and theory. All our courses can be adapted to meet your needs. If you need training to be carried out in a local language or to focus on a particular process, please let us know.

M Lab™ Collaboration Centers – State of the Art Facilities
Biopharma and Pharma Training Courses

Our state-of-the-art facilities located in 9 countries are resource hubs to explore ideas, learn innovative techniques, and collaborate to find solutions to your unique process development challenges, big and small.
Visit our M Lab™ Collaboration Centers: Explore. Learn. Collaborate.

We offer formal bioprocess educational courses in most centers. Choose from a standard set curriculum or opt for training customized for your specific needs, to develop and sharpen your biomanufacturing expertise.

Who should attend?
Whether you are an operator requiring a certified introduction to a technology or process, or you want to take your specialized skills to another level, you will find a course that is appropriate for you. Whatever your experience, you will finish a Merck course with skills you can use now and in the future.
Learning Goals
  • Minimized risk and reduced deviations in your processes
  • Increased process efficiency
  • Reduced downtime
  • Improved troubleshooting ability
  • Increased confidence at work
  • Improved operator safety
About Our Instructors
Merck’s highly skilled and qualified instructors are experts in every sense, combining technical knowledge with field experience and teaching capabilities. Our instructors do not spend all their time in the theoretical environment of the classroom; they are also working scientists and engineers who deal with real applications on a daily basis, confronting the same problems as you.
Our Collective Experience in the Industry
Most of our courses and training materials are modular, enabling Merck’s instructors to offer a customized service. They can recommend which modules should be emphasized within the balance of a course. Training can also be adapted to reflect the existing skills of attendees. Process technology training is divided into different levels so that participants can take the course most appropriate for their required skill level.
Training Specific Requirements
Training courses can be held at Merck offices or manufacturing facilities. Please take a look at the detailed course schedules for the most up-to-date information on our course locations. Most courses can also be held at your location (for more information, please see the location information at the end of each course description.
Accommodation and Catering
Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the course prices. We will be happy to provide you with a list of hotels close to your training venue, together with travel information. For training provided at Merck locations, refreshments including tea, coffee and lunch are included.
Cancellation by Attendee
  • You are liable to pay 100% of the fees in case of cancellation less than 2 weeks from the course start date.
  • You are liable to pay 50% of the fees in case of cancellation between 2 and 4 weeks from the course start date.
  • There are no cancellation fees in case of cancellation more than 4 weeks before the course start date.
  • As an alternative to cancellation, you can name a replacement to attend in your place.
Cancellation by Merck
  • Merck reserves the right to modify course location, material or instructors, or to restrict course registration.
  • It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to cancel a course. We will automatically register you for the following session of this course or the fee will be refunded if no session is available.
  • Merck is not responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation.