Inventing for Life


For more than a century, MSD has been inventing medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. We have always been and always will be inventing, and we do it for the single greatest purpose: Life.

Bringing important medicines and vaccines to people around the world through breakthrough science. This is the heart of what we do.

Novel medicines. Vaccines to help prevent disease. The work we do in our labs has helped to save and improve countless lives. Thanks to our world-class researchers, state-of-the-art technologies and unrelenting focus on scientific excellence, MSD is at the forefront of inventing new ways to treat and prevent disease.

Scientific discovery and development have always been the cornerstones of our company. Today, we conduct research in a broad range of therapeutic categories – including cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, vaccines, cancer, alzheimers and women’s health.

Did You Know?

​The process of drug discovery and development is long and challenging. It begins by first exploring the roots of a disease or condition. If a compound proves promising, it then continues through years of testing and has to obtain regulatory approval before it reaches the market. A very small fraction of the compounds that commence evaluation will ultimately survive the tough process of research, development and testing to finally become medicines.