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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 worldwide work in numbers

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

Clinical Trials

Switzerland is one of more than fifty countries in which MSD conducts clinical research. The active substances discovered in the global MSD Research Laboratories are tested in Switzerland in all phases of clinical research.

Production and testing of new biological medicines

At our site in Schachen near Lucerne, we develop new biotechnological active ingredients and supply study drugs for our clinical tests all over the world.

Our Pipeline

Our pipeline shows our relentless pursuit of the next breakthrough.

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.

CH-NON-00881, 07/2021