"Today we are introducing a new blog series about the MSD's new Innovation and Development Hub in Zurich. In the series, you will hear from leaders who are part of the new hub. Our first blog comes from Klaus Beck, one of the leaders of the project."
Klaus Beck, VP MSD Global Medical Affairs EMEAC, MSD Switzerland
While we all come from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, every person at MSD shares one thing in common: we are all driven by our company’s mission, to save and improve lives. At the heart of this mission is a steadfast, unparalleled commitment to science and innovation. As we accelerate the establishment of our new global innovation and development hub in Zurich, my pride in our company continues to grow. It’s rewarding and fulfilling to be part of an initiative that will have a true impact on global health.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” This quote from American businessman Henry Ford has long inspired me.
Laura Luchini, Associate vice President, EMEA Regional Head, Global Clinical Trial Operations
For the past 25 years, I’ve taken my career in many directions – all in a quest to enhance my experiences, broaden my skillsets and deepen my connections. Today, I’m proud to be in a role that means a lot to me: I am coordinating the set-up of MSD’s new global innovation and development hub in Zurich. The new Hub is yet another example of MSD’s steadfast, unparalleled commitment to science, and supports our mission of saving and improving lives. I’m enormously honored to be part of it.
“The goal of the new MSD Hub in Zurich is to accelerate the development and commercialization of many of our medical inventions, which supports our company’s mission of saving and improving lives.”
Maria Victoria (Vicky) Guagliardo, Regional Director of Operations (RDO), Zürich Data Management Center (DMC), Global Data Operations (GDO), Global Data Management and Standards (GDMS)
When I was asked to relocate from Argentina and join the new MSD Hub in Zurich, I immediately thought it was an amazing project and opportunity. How many times do you have in your professional career to be part of something from the onset and help create a team from scratch? Since joining the Hub last year as head of GDMS and GDO Data Management Center (DMC), it’s been an exciting journey.
«I’m inspired tremendously by the rapid development and growth of Health Technology Assessment systems around the world, but particularly in Europe, trying to ensure the best possible options for patients.»
Lara J. Wolfson, Executive Director, Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS)
I’m the kind of person who likes to be inspired. I’m very fortunate that the work I do, and the people I work with, inspire me every day!
Our company’s mission is saving and improving lives; to that end, we design and implement clinical trials to demonstrate that medicines and vaccines can obtain regulatory approval, passing the first three hurdles - safety, efficacy, and quality.