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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

15.6K

people employed in research and development

357M

people reached through our major programs and partnerships

$9.9B

invested in R&D in 2019

Our commitment to patients is unwavering

As long as there are still patients in hospitals, doctors and nurses desperate to add years to the lives of their patients, and a world where treatments aren’t accessible to all, we will be here, fighting with all we have to deliver more, sooner.

Invention begins here

Our scientists are applying the latest groundbreaking research technologies and revolutionizing how we discover and develop medicines and vaccines

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Cliniclowns bring resilience and lightness for children in need

“Cliniclowns” visit sick or disabled children in hospitals and offer them a moment of joy. Cliniclowns put these children into the center of everything they do. Therefore, they deserve MSD Belux’s attention and support. Cliniclowns Belgium has been sending professional clowns to sick and/or disabled children for over twenty years to give them comfort and […]

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Launch of Coalition Next in Belgium

Coalition Next was first founded in 2020 in France by Digital Pharma Lab in the context of the Corona pandemic. It is a coalition of pharmaceutical industries, patient organizations, and healthcare organizations, that launches once or twice a year, a call for projects for start-ups in digital health and medical devices to meet the pre-identified […]

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MSD invests in health literacy with klarekijkopkanker.be

Health literacy, or a better understanding of their illness, is invaluable to the quality of life of cancer patients. Freya Rowaert knows this all very well too. She is 44 and has been living with cancer for 20 years. And she has been working for MSD for just as long. We are proud that, together […]

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Results from the MSD’s #CancerScreening Barometer 2021

The MSD #CancerScreening Barometer is a survey that reflects the knowledge and attitude of the Belgian population towards cancer screening. Cancer screening is an important factor that positively impacts disease outcome, unfortunately, the survey shows that 6 out of 10 Belgians have the feeling they lack information on screening. Belgium is at the European top regarding breast cancer screening But 78% of surveyed […]

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Cliniclowns bring resilience and lightness for children in need

“Cliniclowns” visit sick or disabled children in hospitals and offer them a moment of joy. Cliniclowns put these children into the center of everything they do. Therefore, they deserve MSD Belux’s attention and support. Cliniclowns Belgium has been sending professional clowns to sick and/or disabled children for over twenty years to give them comfort and […]

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Next: Cliniclowns bring resilience and lightness for children in need

Launch of Coalition Next in Belgium

Coalition Next was first founded in 2020 in France by Digital Pharma Lab in the context of the Corona pandemic. It is a coalition of pharmaceutical industries, patient organizations, and healthcare organizations, that launches once or twice a year, a call for projects for start-ups in digital health and medical devices to meet the pre-identified […]

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Next: Launch of Coalition Next in Belgium

MSD invests in health literacy with klarekijkopkanker.be

Health literacy, or a better understanding of their illness, is invaluable to the quality of life of cancer patients. Freya Rowaert knows this all very well too. She is 44 and has been living with cancer for 20 years. And she has been working for MSD for just as long. We are proud that, together […]

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Next: MSD invests in health literacy with klarekijkopkanker.be

Results from the MSD’s #CancerScreening Barometer 2021

The MSD #CancerScreening Barometer is a survey that reflects the knowledge and attitude of the Belgian population towards cancer screening. Cancer screening is an important factor that positively impacts disease outcome, unfortunately, the survey shows that 6 out of 10 Belgians have the feeling they lack information on screening. Belgium is at the European top regarding breast cancer screening But 78% of surveyed […]

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Next: Results from the MSD’s #CancerScreening Barometer 2021

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