Our Company

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

Who We Are

We’re a global healthcare company working to make a difference in the lives of people through the innovative medicines, vaccines, and consumer health and animal products that we discover and produce.

Our core therapeutic areas include diabetes, oncology, vaccines, women’s health, asthma, cholesterol, hypertension, HIV and hospital acute care. We continue to focus our research on conditions that represent some of today’s most significant health challenges – like cancer, hepatitis C, cardio-metabolic disease, antibiotic-resistant infection and Alzheimer's disease, and we are on the front lines in the fight against emerging global pandemics, such as Ebola. We are also building strengths in new areas like biologicals.

At MSD, we're applying our global reach and scientific excellence to do more of what we're passionate about: improving health and saving lives.



To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are committed to be the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future.



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

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Our business is preserving and improving human life. All of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving these goals. We value, above all, our ability to serve everyone who can benefit from the appropriate use of our products and services, thereby providing lasting consumer satisfaction.

We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, our employees and their families, to the environments we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must be transparent and reflect the high standards we profess.

We are dedicated to the highest level of scientific excellence and commit our research to improving human health and the quality of life. We strive to identify the most critical needs of consumers and customers, and we devote our resources to meeting those needs.

We expect profits, but only from work that satisfies customer needs and benefits humanity. This depends on maintaining a financial position that invites investment in leading-edge research and that makes it possible to effectively deliver the results of that research.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of our employees. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. We also strive to reward commitment and performance and be responsive to the needs of our employees and their families.