OUR WORK

 

What We Are Working On

Oncology

Immuno oncology

HIV

HIV and viruses

Vaccines

Vaccines against infections

Animal Health

Protection for domestic animals and farm stock
 

Oncology

We believe in the work we do and are working with the cancer community to help people with cancer and their caregivers to better navigate their journeys.

Ultimately, our progress in changing the outcomes of cancer would not be possible without:

  • •  the participation of patients in clinical trials
  • •  the support and involvement of doctors participating in innovative clinical trials
  • •  the patient advocacy community who help to support people with cancer and their families

Today, every member of our team remains committed to accelerating the drug development process and the speed with which we can bring forward new medicines. The focus is shifting to the immune system – an approach called immuno-oncology. We believe that immuno-oncology has the potential to transform how doctors treat cancer.

If you would like to learn more about immuno-oncology, please visit the Fight Cancer website.

 

HIV

In the mid-1980s, MSD began its clinical HIV research in response to what the company perceived as a potential epidemic – our scientists were among the first to discover and develop medicines for the treatment of HIV.

Today, a future where HIV/AIDS is a manageable chronic disease is closer, in part, because of MSD’s response to the crisis. Drawing from our passion for improving health, MSD continues to embrace today’s challenges in HIV treatment.

 

Vaccines

MSD remains dedicated to the complex business of researching and manufacturing vaccines and conducting cutting edge research programmes to identify and develop new vaccines to address significant medical needs. MSD is proud to collaborate in the fight against Ebola. Through our collaborations, we continue the tradition of working to discover vaccines for emerging infectious diseases.

 

Animal Health

MSD Animal Health offers high-quality veterinary products. In New Zealand, MSD Animal Health has a wide range of products and services that help us care for our animals. Some of those products are manufactured here in New Zealand whereas others are manufactured in dedicated plants in other parts of the world. Many of New Zealand’s leading veterinarians, farmers and pet owners choose MSD Animal Health's quality products to help protect and treat the animals in their care.

More information on MSD Animal Health in New Zealand can be found on the MSD New Zealand Animal Health website.

Research

Current New Zealand research programmes include trials in oncology, HIV, vaccines and infectious diseases.