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  • Liaison Technologies Announces Partnership with Merck on Centennial

     Liaison Technologies, an industry-recognized leader in cloud-based integration and data management offerings, and Merck(NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of a new collaborative innovation center within NC State’s Centennial Campus.


    “I am looking forward to driving new and exciting partnerships through this innovation center in hopes to further Merck’s mission to save and improve lives around the world. The partnership with Liaison and NC State is a great opportunity to bring industry and academia together, leveraging impressive new technologies such as Liaison’s cloud-based Alloy Health Platform,” said Jim Ciriello, AVP of IT Planning and Innovation at Merck.


    Andrew Porter, Merck’s director of the center, commented that “The capabilities of the Alloy platform are ideally suited for life science research. We expect our collaborations from this center to drive many new and innovative technologies for the betterment of life sciences.“


    The Liaison Alloy Health Platform is the first dPaaS (data Platform as a Service) solution, taking a holistic approach to enabling business insights from a wide variety of data sources. It combines both integration and data management services that can be tailored for unique environments.


    “We are ecstatic to open this collaborative research facility and strengthen our relationship with Merck around the Alloy Platform,” said Bruce Chen, EVP of healthcare at Liaison Technologies. “Centennial Campus is world renowned for its unique approach to education and business. The potential to make a large impact in life sciences, and biotechnology as a whole, are immense.“


    “We are excited to welcome Liaison and Merck, two leading companies supporting research in life sciences and healthcare,” said Leah Burton, Director of the Centennial Campus Partnership Office at NC State University. “This is a tremendous opportunity for NC State’s faculty and students to collaborate and make important contributions to the industry.”


    About Liaison Technologies


    Liaison Technologies provides integration and data management solutions to help customers unlock the power of a data-centric approach to their business.


    Liaison’s cloud-based approach breaks down the barriers between data silos to tap into the valuable information needed to make better decisions, faster. Tailored to solve complex data problems today while building a robust foundation for tomorrow’s unforeseen challenges, Liaison fosters a seamless flow of information securely and at scale.


    Founded in 2000, Liaison serves over 7,000 customers in 46 countries, with offices in the United States, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaison.com or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


    About Merck


    Today’s Merck is a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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