As one of the leading research-based biopharmaceutical companies in the world, we develop and manufacture medicines and vaccines that can make people and animals healthier and enable them to lead a better life.

Scientific curiosity drives us to invent solutions to some of the world's most challenging diseases.

Research in Switzerland

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.

Research worldwide

Many of our globally active associates start at the MSD Research Laboratories (MRL). Here we concentrate on discovering and developing therapies to improve patients' lives.

Our research and development process

What we are working on worldwide

Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C
Diabetes
Diabetes
Infectious diseases
Infectious diseases
Vaccines
Vaccines
Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's

Find out how our work is helping to address many of the world's unmet medical needs.


To our pipeline

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.

"Clinical studies are the key to gaining new knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. We're proud to be contributing to this effort in Switzerland."

Klaudia Georgi, Director Clinical Research MSD Switzerland & Austria

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