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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 work in numbers worldwide

16.7K

people employed in research and development

422M

people reached through our major programs and partnerships

US$13.6B

invested in R&D in 2020

References:
MSD Data on File: 2020 10K and 2019/2020 CR Report
MSD Data on File: MSD Corporate Responsibility Report 2018/2019

TAPS NA 13280 NZ-NON-00209 Last Updated October 2021