EMD Serono Announces Launch of MS in the 21st Century Website in the U.S. and Canada
New resource supports shared decision making among neurologists and patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in North America

ROCKLAND, Mass., June 8, 2020 - Today, EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S. and Canada, announced the availability of the MS in the 21st Century (MS21) website, for  MS communities in the United States and Canada. MS21 is a Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany sponsored initiative dedicated to improving communication between healthcare professionals (HCPs) and people with MS, aiming to ultimately improve patient engagement, shared decision-making, and the overall standard of MS care.

With “connections” (#MSConnections) as the focus of the recent World MS Day 2020, EMD Serono is proud to support this important initiative built around shared understanding and trust between people with MS and HCPs. MS21’s work to help improve community connections and connections to quality care is consistent with EMD Serono’s patient-centered approach and work in understanding the journey of people with MS.

“Those of us in the MS professional community confront painful issues such as disease progression, ongoing losses, constant reminders of MS, and/ or planning for the future,” said June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN; CEO, CMSC and IOMSN.  “These can be very difficult topics. MS21 provides an important perspective from real people living with MS to improve patient involvement, open communication, and shared decision-making with a goal of a wellness quality of life despite the presence of multiple sclerosis.”

The MS21 joint patient and HCP steering committee has been working closely together in Europe for nearly five years, gathering data and developing resources to improve HCP-patient communication. The committee is excited to now learn from and share their own insights and resources with the U.S. and Canadian MS communities for the first time.

Visit the MS21 website for more information.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the central nervous system and is the most common, non-traumatic, disabling neurological disease in young adults. It is estimated that approximately 2.3 million people have MS worldwide. While symptoms can vary, the most common symptoms of MS include blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the limbs and problems with strength and coordination. The relapsing forms of MS are the most common.

EMD Serono, Inc. and Multiple Sclerosis
For more than 20 years, EMD Serono has been relentlessly focused on understanding the journey people living with MS face in order to create a meaningful, positive experience for them and the broader MS community. However, there is still much that is unknown about this complex and unpredictable disease. EMD Serono is digging deeper to advance the science.
About EMD Serono, Inc.
EMD Serono - the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in the U.S. and Canada - is engaged in the discovery, research and development of medicines for patients with difficult to treat diseases. The business is committed to transforming lives by developing and delivering meaningful solutions that help address the therapeutic and support needs of individual patients. Building on a proven legacy and deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, EMD Serono is developing potential new oncology and immuno-oncology medicines while continuing to explore potential therapeutic options for diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and MS. Today, the business has approximately 1,300 employees around the country with commercial, clinical and research operations based in the company's home state of Massachusetts. www.emdserono.com


Phone: +1 781 681 2152


You have accessed https://www.emdgroup.com, but for users from your part of the world, we originally designed the following web presence https://www.merckgroup.com.

Let's go

Site Exit Disclaimer

You are now leaving the website of EMD Serono, the biopharma business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. This link will either lead to a different website maintained by EMD Serono/its global business, or a different website/resource maintained by 3rd parties.

If you are visiting a 3rd party website, we have no control over the content and are not responsible for and make no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of such resource or the privacy practices of such 3rd party. Providing links to a 3rd party website does not constitute EMD Serono’s endorsement of such website or the information or products presented on such website. 

Share Disclaimer

By sharing this content, you are consenting to share your data to this social media provider. More information are available in our Privacy Statement