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Our culture and values

We share one vision and one mission: to save and improve lives.

It all comes back to inventing for life

We are all inventors here, no matter the role or title. We rise to any challenge in pursuit of better health outcomes.

Everything we do, in and out of the laboratory, is based on our deep appreciation for life. That’s the reason we come together across the business with one goal – to invent for life.

We walk the talk

If you want to learn about our culture, start with our inventors.

5 science innovators reveal their earliest inspirations

These medical researchers and scientists had a spark as children to invent and explore

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Giving back: How our pro bono program drives positive change

Jennifer Zachary, MSD’s General Counsel, on how we can provide more legal services to those in need

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This leader works to ensure diversity and inclusion is visible in everything we do

Deepak Khanna, president, Europe and Canada, demonstrates how “diversity is a fact, but inclusion is an act”

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A Nobel Prize for a longtime MSD collaborator

Princeton University’s David W.C. MacMillan is a co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry

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Ken Frazier named Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year

Our executive chairman of the board and former CEO joins a list of legendary executives for his long record of leadership

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Next: Ken Frazier named Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year

5 science innovators reveal their earliest inspirations

These medical researchers and scientists had a spark as children to invent and explore

Read more

Next: 5 science innovators reveal their earliest inspirations

Giving back: How our pro bono program drives positive change

Jennifer Zachary, MSD’s General Counsel, on how we can provide more legal services to those in need

Read more

Next: Giving back: How our pro bono program drives positive change

This leader works to ensure diversity and inclusion is visible in everything we do

Deepak Khanna, president, Europe and Canada, demonstrates how “diversity is a fact, but inclusion is an act”

Read more

Next: This leader works to ensure diversity and inclusion is visible in everything we do

A Nobel Prize for a longtime MSD collaborator

Princeton University’s David W.C. MacMillan is a co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry

Read more

Next: A Nobel Prize for a longtime MSD collaborator

Ken Frazier named Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year

Our executive chairman of the board and former CEO joins a list of legendary executives for his long record of leadership

Read more

Next: Ken Frazier named Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year

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“In our quest to invent medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives, the core of who we are is embodied in our values and standards. They are fundamental to our success – now and into the future”

Ken Frazier

Executive chairman of the board

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Code of conduct & compliance

Code of conduct & compliance

We represent many cultures but are united in our drive to deliver breakthrough medicines with honesty and integrity.