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Research

We run to, not from, the world’s biggest health challenges.

The journey to discovery is guided by science – and inspired by patients

We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. The path to discovery is often unclear, but we are tireless in seeking solutions for some of the world’s most difficult health challenges.

Our work in numbers

~21.8K

people employed in research and development

$30.5B

invested in R&D in 2023

We address the world’s most difficult health challenges, following leading-edge science

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Discovery & development

Step inside MSD Research Laboratories (MRL) where our quest to save and improve lives through research and development begins

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We’re focused on inventing new medicines and vaccines to help more people

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Clinical trials

Our progress is due in large part to the important and tough scientific questions we set out to answer with our trials and collaborations. We are grateful to the thousands of volunteers who participate in our clinical trials — making this all possible.

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Our commitment to patients is unwavering

As long as there are still patients in hospitals, doctors and nurses desperate to add years to the lives of their patients, and a world where treatments aren’t accessible to all, we will be here, fighting with all we have to deliver more, sooner.

Discovery starts here

Our scientists are applying the latest groundbreaking research technologies and revolutionizing how we discover and develop medicines and vaccines

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Vaccine inventors, creators and innovators

Dr. Maurice Hilleman was among pioneering scientists who made strides in vaccine history and the fight against infectious disease

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Vaccines: Our history, our legacy

MSD and its legacy companies have been working to discover and develop vaccines for more than a century

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A new foundation for future talent

We’re partnering with America’s largest HBCU to launch a collaborative biotechnology learning center

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Our Q1 2024 earnings report

MSD’s Q1 2024 results reflect continued strong growth in oncology and vaccines. Our company announced Q1 worldwide sales of $15.8 billion, an increase of 9% from Q1 2023. “We have begun 2024 with continuing momentum in our business. We are harnessing the power of innovation to advance our deep pipeline and are maximizing the impact […]

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Humans, animals and the environment – our health is all connected

Why the One Health approach is important now more than ever

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Vaccine inventors, creators and innovators

Dr. Maurice Hilleman was among pioneering scientists who made strides in vaccine history and the fight against infectious disease

Read more

Next: Vaccine inventors, creators and innovators

Vaccines: Our history, our legacy

MSD and its legacy companies have been working to discover and develop vaccines for more than a century

Read more

Next: Vaccines: Our history, our legacy

A new foundation for future talent

We’re partnering with America’s largest HBCU to launch a collaborative biotechnology learning center

Read more

Next: A new foundation for future talent

Our Q1 2024 earnings report

MSD’s Q1 2024 results reflect continued strong growth in oncology and vaccines. Our company announced Q1 worldwide sales of $15.8 billion, an increase of 9% from Q1 2023. “We have begun 2024 with continuing momentum in our business. We are harnessing the power of innovation to advance our deep pipeline and are maximizing the impact […]

Read more

Next: Our Q1 2024 earnings report

Humans, animals and the environment – our health is all connected

Why the One Health approach is important now more than ever

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Next: Humans, animals and the environment – our health is all connected

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Protecting animal health

Our Animal Health business is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them.