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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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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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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

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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

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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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