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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 across the globe

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

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 endometrial cancer

What is endometrial cancer? Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, which doctors refer to as the endometrium. The main symptoms are vaginal bleeding not related to menstruation and pelvic pain. Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynaecological cancer in Australia and is increasing in prevalence, and it is estimated that more than […]

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Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

After participating in a paediatric leukemia study, Arjan Ooms’ life has come full circle as our director of clinical research in the Netherlands

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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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Next: Harnessing tech to eliminate distance in a virtual world

Using data to drive impact for our customers and patients

Decisions at every step along the way are being driven by data and this is just the tip of the iceberg for MSD Australia

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Next: Using data to drive impact for our customers and patients

Understanding endometrial cancer

What is endometrial cancer? Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, which doctors refer to as the endometrium. The main symptoms are vaginal bleeding not related to menstruation and pelvic pain. Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynaecological cancer in Australia and is increasing in prevalence, and it is estimated that more than […]

Read more

Next: Understanding endometrial cancer

Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

After participating in a paediatric leukemia study, Arjan Ooms’ life has come full circle as our director of clinical research in the Netherlands

Read more

Next: Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

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

Using data to drive impact for our customers and patients

Decisions at every step along the way are being driven by data and this is just the tip of the iceberg for MSD Australia

Read more

Next: Using data to drive impact for our customers and patients

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