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About our company

We invent for a more hopeful future.

We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world

For more than 125 years, MSD has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives.

We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

Today, we continue to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases, such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases.

 

Watch highlights of our discoveries and commitments from the start of our company to today.

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Responsibility

The heart of our mission

We believe corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities around the world.

Leadership

The team that guides our work

Our leaders focus on our mission to save and improve lives around the world. This is the foundation of everything we do.

Our company by the numbers

145

employees

Our culture
$9.9B

research and development investment in 2019

Our research
$2.8B

total philanthropy in 2018

Our giving

MSD in Belgium

MSD has 2 sites in Belgium: 2 are located in Brussels - Woluwe & Schuman. The MSD site in Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located in Windhof.

Brussels, Woluwe
Brussels, Schuman
Luxembourg, Windhof

Anchored in Belgium & Luxembourg

At MSD Belgium & Luxembourg, more than 370 people work in national and international positions in various areas (as of 01/19). Belgium is one of more than 50 countries in which MSD conducts clinical research.

Research and Development

Manufacturing, Production and Quality Assurance

Marketing and Distribution

Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Finance, IT

Serve patients in more than 140 countries

MSD

Our company has been active in Belgium since 1965 and is committed to strengthen health literacy and health economics, among other things. In 2018, MSD Belgium received the “Top Employer” and “Top Employer Europe” certifications for the third time in a row.

Culture & values

Our values are driven by a desire to improve life

We’ve built a culture that embraces scientific excellence, operates with the highest standards of integrity, expands access to our products and employs a diverse workforce that values collaboration.

History

Our past and our future

For more than 125 years, we’ve focused on not just the next quarter, but the next quarter century.

Get to know us through our stories

Learn about the heartbeat of our company.

View our stories

MSD supports the non-profit organization “Patient Empowerment”, led by Prof. Eeckman

A person who falls ill loses their autonomy and independence. This can give rise to anger and frustration and even make the patient sicker. So, it is important not only to give the care recipient the best care but also to maintain, restore or even reinforce their sense of autonomy. This is done through the […]

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Next: MSD supports the non-profit organization “Patient Empowerment”, led by Prof. Eeckman

“Together we know so much more!” – MSD participated in the Patient Empowerment Symposium & Campaign

This symposium kicked off the patient empowerment campaign: “You have more to tell to each other than you think.” How easy or difficult is it to bring these different parties (doctor, patient, hospital, company) together and get them to listen to each other? Care recipients need caregivers, so dependence is inherent in this relationship. However, […]

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Next: “Together we know so much more!” – MSD participated in the Patient Empowerment Symposium & Campaign

Patient Engagement at MSD BeLux

How we do this you may ask? We aim at embedding the patient perspective in all cross-functional team plans and by doing so, we make it part of our company DNA. Are we there yet? Definitely not, but with the help of our patient partners we are getting there. We have developed our own local […]

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Next: Patient Engagement at MSD BeLux

Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Thomas Mourait, Vaccines & Primary Care Business Unit Lead

We are starting a series of articles where we would like you to meet our leaders at MSD BeLux. Get to know what drives them in their roles, what it is like to lead at MSD BeLux, and how it is like to be part of a company with such a significant impact in the […]

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Next: Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Thomas Mourait, Vaccines & Primary Care Business Unit Lead

Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Brecht Vanneste, Managing Director at MSD BeLux

We are starting a series of articles where we would like you to meet our leaders at MSD BeLux. Get to know what drives them in their roles, what it is like to lead at MSD BeLux, and how it is like to be part of a company with such a significant impact in the […]

Read more

Next: Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Brecht Vanneste, Managing Director at MSD BeLux

MSD supports the non-profit organization “Patient Empowerment”, led by Prof. Eeckman

A person who falls ill loses their autonomy and independence. This can give rise to anger and frustration and even make the patient sicker. So, it is important not only to give the care recipient the best care but also to maintain, restore or even reinforce their sense of autonomy. This is done through the […]

Read more

Next: MSD supports the non-profit organization “Patient Empowerment”, led by Prof. Eeckman

“Together we know so much more!” – MSD participated in the Patient Empowerment Symposium & Campaign

This symposium kicked off the patient empowerment campaign: “You have more to tell to each other than you think.” How easy or difficult is it to bring these different parties (doctor, patient, hospital, company) together and get them to listen to each other? Care recipients need caregivers, so dependence is inherent in this relationship. However, […]

Read more

Next: “Together we know so much more!” – MSD participated in the Patient Empowerment Symposium & Campaign

Patient Engagement at MSD BeLux

How we do this you may ask? We aim at embedding the patient perspective in all cross-functional team plans and by doing so, we make it part of our company DNA. Are we there yet? Definitely not, but with the help of our patient partners we are getting there. We have developed our own local […]

Read more

Next: Patient Engagement at MSD BeLux

Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Thomas Mourait, Vaccines & Primary Care Business Unit Lead

We are starting a series of articles where we would like you to meet our leaders at MSD BeLux. Get to know what drives them in their roles, what it is like to lead at MSD BeLux, and how it is like to be part of a company with such a significant impact in the […]

Read more

Next: Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Thomas Mourait, Vaccines & Primary Care Business Unit Lead

Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Brecht Vanneste, Managing Director at MSD BeLux

We are starting a series of articles where we would like you to meet our leaders at MSD BeLux. Get to know what drives them in their roles, what it is like to lead at MSD BeLux, and how it is like to be part of a company with such a significant impact in the […]

Read more

Next: Meet our leaders at MSD BeLux: Brecht Vanneste, Managing Director at MSD BeLux

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Our areas of focus

Through innovation and scientific excellence, we deliver vaccines and medicines that may help millions of people around the world.

Oncology

Our mission is to deliver innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer.

Learn about oncology

Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories – and we’ve been discovering, developing and delivering vaccines to help prevent disease for over 100 years.

Learn about vaccines

Infectious diseases

We play an important role in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola.

Learn about infectious diseases

COVID-19

As a company dedicated to saving and improving lives, we have a special responsibility to help in the fight against COVID-19. We’ve been fully committed to developing an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it was first recognized.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19

Discovery & Development

We are pushing the boundaries in research where we can make the greatest difference, now and in the future.

Learn about our work