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About our company

We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company

Our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world

For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities.

Our history

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Responsibility

The heart of our work

We believe corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities around the world.

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Leadership

The team that guides our passion

Our leaders focus on our purpose to use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. This is the foundation of everything we do.

Our company by the numbers

68K

employees

Our culture
$12.2B

research and development investment in 2021

Our research
$3B

total giving in 2020

Our giving
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Culture & values

Our values are driven by a desire to improve life

We’ve built a culture that embraces scientific excellence, operates with the highest standards of integrity, expands access to our products and employs a diverse workforce that values collaboration.

Get to know us through our stories

Learn about the heartbeat of our company.

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Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Learn about scientific contributions of Black employees in our company's history and how our diversity initiatives have shaped our legacy of invention

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Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women scientists -- like chemists and engineers -- to our small molecule process R&D team

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VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

Hear how one of our scientists balances her work and family life to accelerate our groundbreaking research

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MSD’s Q4 and full-year 2022 earnings report

MSD’s Q4 and full-year 2022 results reflect sustained strong revenue growth. The company announced Q4 worldwide sales of $13.8 billion, an increase of 2% from Q4 2021. Full-year 2022 worldwide sales were $59.3 billion, an increase of 22% from full year 2021. “2022 was an exceptional year for MSD, which is a testament to the […]

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A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

Dr. Eric H. Rubin shares how his relationship with a patient-turned-friend reinforced his mission to help even more people

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Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Learn about scientific contributions of Black employees in our company's history and how our diversity initiatives have shaped our legacy of invention

Take a look

Next: Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women scientists -- like chemists and engineers -- to our small molecule process R&D team

Read more

Next: Women in science? Absolutely.

VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

Hear how one of our scientists balances her work and family life to accelerate our groundbreaking research

Read more

Next: VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

MSD’s Q4 and full-year 2022 earnings report

MSD’s Q4 and full-year 2022 results reflect sustained strong revenue growth. The company announced Q4 worldwide sales of $13.8 billion, an increase of 2% from Q4 2021. Full-year 2022 worldwide sales were $59.3 billion, an increase of 22% from full year 2021. “2022 was an exceptional year for MSD, which is a testament to the […]

Read more

Next: MSD’s Q4 and full-year 2022 earnings report

A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

Dr. Eric H. Rubin shares how his relationship with a patient-turned-friend reinforced his mission to help even more people

Read more

Next: A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

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Our areas of focus

We focus on scientific innovation to deliver medicines and vaccines that may help millions of people around the world.

Oncology

We work to deliver innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer.

Learn about oncology

Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories – and we’ve been discovering, developing and delivering vaccines to help prevent disease for over 100 years.

Learn about vaccines

Infectious diseases

We play an important role in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola.

Learn about infectious diseases

COVID-19

As a company dedicated to saving and improving lives, we have a special responsibility to help in the fight against COVID-19. We’ve been fully committed to developing an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it was first recognized.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19

Cardio-metabolic disorders

We are determined to find solutions for the most serious chronic health challenges, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Learn about cardio-metabolic disorders

Discovery & development

We are pushing the boundaries in research where we can make the greatest difference, now and in the future.

Learn about our work

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MSD Animal Health

MSD Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services.

We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.

Business partnerships and public policies keep our patients in focus

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Business development & licensing

We work with partners, from early-stage science to clinical-stage programs, to deliver new therapies to patients.

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Policies & positions

We support public policies that advance the interests of patients, improve public health and promote access to medicines and innovation.