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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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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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“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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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

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

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