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About our company

MSD Australia is more than just medicines, we invent for a more hopeful future.

We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world

For 130 years, MSD (known as Merck & Co in the U.S. and Canada) 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.

Responsibility

The heart of our mission

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

Leadership

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

74K

employees globally

Culture & values
$13.6B

research and development investment in 2020 across the globe

Our research
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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Understanding head and neck cancer

What is head and neck cancer? Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, tonsil, sinuses and mouth. Areas of the head and neck where cancers begin There are several factors that greatly increase the risk […]

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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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Celebrating the freedom to be ourselves

MSD recognises Pride Month and our LGBTQIA+ community in June and beyond

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I’m a cancer survivor. Now what?

The cancer journey continues well beyond diagnosis and treatment – and survivorship comes with its own a set of challenges

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Progress and purpose: a conversation with MSD scientists and HIV care providers

Dr. Peter Sklar, director, clinical research, MSD Research Laboratories and Dr. Kathleen Squires, global director for scientific affairs, infectious diseases/HIV, MSD Research Laboratories, work together as scientists on MSD’s HIV drug discovery team. They’re also practicing physicians who treat people living with HIV. Recently, they sat down for a conversation about what inspires them and […]

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Next: Progress and purpose: a conversation with MSD scientists and HIV care providers

Understanding head and neck cancer

What is head and neck cancer? Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, tonsil, sinuses and mouth. Areas of the head and neck where cancers begin There are several factors that greatly increase the risk […]

Read more

Next: Understanding head and neck cancer

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

Celebrating the freedom to be ourselves

MSD recognises Pride Month and our LGBTQIA+ community in June and beyond

Read more

Next: Celebrating the freedom to be ourselves

I’m a cancer survivor. Now what?

The cancer journey continues well beyond diagnosis and treatment – and survivorship comes with its own a set of challenges

Read more

Next: I’m a cancer survivor. Now what?

Progress and purpose: a conversation with MSD scientists and HIV care providers

Dr. Peter Sklar, director, clinical research, MSD Research Laboratories and Dr. Kathleen Squires, global director for scientific affairs, infectious diseases/HIV, MSD Research Laboratories, work together as scientists on MSD’s HIV drug discovery team. They’re also practicing physicians who treat people living with HIV. Recently, they sat down for a conversation about what inspires them and […]

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Next: Progress and purpose: a conversation with MSD scientists and HIV care providers

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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.