Inventing for Life

At MSD, we are inspired by a shared vision and mission to save and improve lives.

Vision

To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products.

Mission

To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that can save and improve lives around the world.

Who we are

MSD is one of the world's leading research-based biopharmaceutical companies with a history that goes back more than 125 years. We have made it our mission to contribute to improving health around the world. Our company is called MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme) everywhere except in the USA and Canada, where it is known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.

MSD in Switzerland

  • 1000 employees (as of 2019)
  • 4 sites in the canton of Lucerne and 1 location in Zurich
  • MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG founded in 1963 in Zurich

Worldwide

  • 71,000 employees (as of 2019)
  • operating in more than 140 countries worldwide
  • First branch in the USA founded in 1891
 

Businesses
pharmaceuticals, vaccines, animal health products

Corporate headquarters
Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.
operating in more than 140 countries worldwide

Research budget
$ 9.9 billion for research and development (as of 2019)

Our work

With a strong focus on innovation and sound science, we research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines.

Our work

With a strong focus on innovation and sound science, we research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines.

MSD in Switzerland

1000 employees from over 50 nations work at our four locations in the canton of Lucerne and at our site in Zurich.

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MSD in Switzerland

1000 employees from over 50 nations work at our four locations in the canton of Lucerne and at our site in Zurich.

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Our sites in Switzerland

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MSD's Leadership Team in Switzerland

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OUR VALUES

Our values and standards represent our corporate character. They guide our decisions and actions and have earned us trust and respect of our colleagues, partners and customers within the health care sector.

ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY

Ethics and transparency are cornerstones of MSD's corporate reputation.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our values and standards are stated in the "MSD Code of Conduct."

Our history

As one of the world's leading research-based biopharmaceutical companies, MSD has been pioneering medical progress for more than 125 years. During this time, we have been able to significantly improve treatment of numerous serious and chronic diseases. In the past 50 years alone, MSD has brought 40 new medicines onto the market - many of them representing a new class of active ingredients.

MSD history

 

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