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Research

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

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

Our purpose is to save and improve lives for generations. Our strategy is simple: We follow the science. 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

16.7K

people employed in research and development

422M

people reached through our major programs and partnerships

$13.6B

invested in R&D in 2020

We address the world’s most difficult health challenges, following world-class 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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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.

Invention begins here

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

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Understanding the link between social media and health

The Alliance for Advancing Health Online will look at social media’s role in health, starting with COVID-19 vaccine confidence

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Introducing our global hybrid working model

This model will help us be even more agile and productive as we deliver outcomes for the people who depend on our work.

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Harnessing tech to eliminate distance in a virtual world

An award-winning program has been key to our continued success despite limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

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Our first-quarter 2021 financial results

MSD announced first-quarter sales of $12.1 billion, in-line with first-quarter 2020. Excluding the impact from foreign exchange, sales declined 1%. The company anticipates full-year 2021 revenue range to be between $51.8 billion and $53.8 billion, including a positive impact from foreign exchange of less than 2%. Take a look at the infographic below for more […]

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Understanding the link between social media and health

The Alliance for Advancing Health Online will look at social media’s role in health, starting with COVID-19 vaccine confidence

Read more

Next: Understanding the link between social media and health

Introducing our global hybrid working model

This model will help us be even more agile and productive as we deliver outcomes for the people who depend on our work.

Read more

Next: Introducing our global hybrid working model

Harnessing tech to eliminate distance in a virtual world

An award-winning program has been key to our continued success despite limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

Read more

Next: Harnessing tech to eliminate distance in a virtual world

Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

Read more

Next: Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

Our first-quarter 2021 financial results

MSD announced first-quarter sales of $12.1 billion, in-line with first-quarter 2020. Excluding the impact from foreign exchange, sales declined 1%. The company anticipates full-year 2021 revenue range to be between $51.8 billion and $53.8 billion, including a positive impact from foreign exchange of less than 2%. Take a look at the infographic below for more […]

Read more

Next: Our first-quarter 2021 financial results

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