About our company
We invent for a more hopeful future.
We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world
For 130 years, MSD has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives.
We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.
Today, we continue to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases, such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases.
The heart of our mission
We believe corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities around the world.
The team that guides our work
Our leaders focus on our mission to save and improve lives around the world. This is the foundation of everything we do.
Our company by the numbers
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
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3 things I want the Black community to know about scientists like me
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How we kept clinical trials on track amid COVID-19
MSD’s head of global clinical trial operations (GCTO) talks pivoting during a worldwide pandemicRead more
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I’m a doctor & in a high-risk group for COVID-19: Why I volunteer on the frontline
Paul Robinson, patient engagement lead for MSD in Europe, on how he’s helping vaccinate people in the U.K. against COVID-19Read more
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Understanding melanoma: The signs, symptoms and risk factors
What is melanoma? Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells, melanoma accounts for approximately 2% of new cancer cases worldwide. Melanomas can occur anywhere on the skin, including areas without sun exposure, but they are more likely to start in certain locations. The average age […]Read more
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Working together to detect lung cancer earlier
Vicki Goodman, vice president, therapeutic area head, oncology late-stage development, reports on encouraging progress in lung cancer screening around the worldRead more
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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.
Our mission is to deliver innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer.
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.
We play an important role in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola.
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.
We are determined to find solutions for the most serious chronic health challenges, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Discovery & development
We are pushing the boundaries in research where we can make the greatest difference, now and in the future.
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
Business development & licensing
We work with partners, from early-stage science to clinical-stage programs, to deliver new therapies to patients.
Policies & positions
We support public policies that advance the interests of patients, improve public health and promote access to medicines and innovation.