Changes to our company portfolio – MSD and Organon & Co. read more

Changes to our company portfolio

Please note that as of June 3rd 2021, MSD completed the spin-off of products from its women’s health, legacy brands, and biosimilars franchises into the new independent, publicly traded company Organon & Co.

For information on former MSD products now transferred to Organon & Co. please visit their website.


 

OUR NAME IS MSD

In America and Canada, we are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, everywhere else we are known as MSD. Although we have two names globally, we are one company with the mission and vision to save and improve lives. Learn more here:

For 130 years we have been guided by the belief that great medicines and vaccines change the world. Our heritage and presence in the UK spans over eighty years.

If you were born in the UK or own an animal, chances are that MSD is already part of your life through one of our vaccines or medicines.

Our people, are our greatest asset

Whether creating medicines to address the world's most urgent health challenges, developing technology-based healthcare solutions, or ensuring a steady supply of essential vaccines, they all embrace the spirit of invention... relentlessly seeking innovative, novel and intelligent ways to help ensure those healthier, happier lives for patients across the UK.

We create powerful partnerships

Because we know we can change the world, but we know we can't do it alone. Our much valued collaborations with the NHS, leading universities, cutting-edge research bodies and non-profit organisations are intended to invent ways to transform healthcare in the UK and around the world.

We do it all for patients, their families, their friends, their loved ones - their lives

For us, vaccines and medicines are the greatest of inventions... the power they have to save, improve and extend the lives of individuals is immeasurable.

That's why we're ALL about "Inventing For Life"

OVER 80 YEARS IN THE UK

Our presence in the UK goes back a long way. For over 80 years, we have been inventing for life researching, developing, and supplying new medicines and vaccines that prevent and treat diseases that occur at every stage of life. We have several sites across the UK and plans are also underway to open a new state of the art discovery research centre and HQ in London.

EIGHT MEDICINES DEVELOPED IN THE UK

Eight of our medicines were developed with the help of UK scientists at facilities here in the UK.

OVER £40M ON RESEARCH EACH YEAR

Each year we spend in the region of
£40 million on research with the NHS and UK academic centres.

40 HOURS OF PAID VOLUNTEERING EACH YEAR

Many of our team want to help their communities directly so we ensure they can - our employees are entitled to 40 hours of paid volunteering each year.

IN THE UK LAST YEAR WE REACHED APPROX.
4 MILLION PEOPLE THROUGH OUR VACCINES

Last year we reached approximately 4 million people in the UK with our vaccines. We’re proud to have developed the first ever vaccine to help prevent certain HPV related diseases and cancers.

WE CONDUCT APPROXIMATELY
100 CLINICAL STUDIES IN THE UK

Currently in the UK, we are conducting approximately 100 clinical studies with approximately 1,000 patients. Throughout the pandemic MSD in the UK stayed open to the majority of trials both in terms of recruitment and to continue the work for the ongoing patients already in them.

WE EMBRACE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Our workforce is multigenerational with employees ranging in age from 19-70. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion, with 38 per cent of senior roles across the UK at present filled by women (45 per cent in our Human Health Division) and two thirds of our UK Human Health senior leadership team are women.

 

OUR PEOPLE

AT MSD IN THE UK WE INVENT FOR A MORE HOPEFUL TOMORROW

Together with our patients, partnerships and people we use our breadth of talent and skills to develop long-term solutions that change patients' lives. Because for us, we're inventing for life and that's what gets us out of bed in the morning. Watch our film to find out why we're proud to work at MSD.

 

AT MSD IN THE UK WE ASPIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT WE KNOW WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE

That’s why we invent together. Watch our film to learn more about how we are inventing for life at MSD in the UK.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT MSD

What do a mountain rescue volunteer, a skateboarder and an anti-gravity yoga enthusiast all have in common? They all work at MSD, and they’re all driven by a desire to improve the lives of patients, their families and their friends.

Our video series, Behind the Scenes at MSD with Jason Bradbury, shares our purpose, ‘Inventing for Life’, and celebrates our greatest asset – our people.

 
 
 
 

Part 1

If you want to find out more about MSD from Lisa, our mountain rescue volunteer (who also works in our Virology team), Ben, our resident skateboarder (who is also a trainee clinical trials co-ordinator), Sana, who’s off to Africa as part of our Fellowship programme, or Susannah, an anti-gravity yoga enthusiast (who also works in HR), then dive into the first film of our three-part series.

 
 
 

Part 2

The second instalment of our video series, Behind the Scenes at MSD with Jason Bradbury, takes a look at the journey a pharmaceutical company has to embark on to get medicines to patients. Follow Rob, one of our Medical Scientific Liaisons, and find out how his role impacts clinical trials. Next we meet Michael, a process operator based in packaging, to see how his role ensures the quality and efficiency of medicines at the end of the manufacturing process. And finally we join Kate, a product testing analyst, who tests the stability of products across their shelf life.

 
 
 

Part 3

The third video in our series Behind the Scenes at MSD with Jason Bradbury shares our purpose - Inventing for Life - and celebrates the people and partners that help us transform healthcare for patients. Our video features colleagues such as Allona from our External Affairs team, who partners with patient groups, the NHS, and parliamentarians. Plus, learn how healthcare innovation isn't just about medicines, as we talk to Poonam from our market research team who has worked with our partners to use technology to help put the power of healthcare back in the patients' hand.

 
 
 
 

OUR INVENTIONS

MSD is a top five global pharmaceutical company that has researched, developed and manufactured medicines in the UK for over 80 years. We currently have sites in London Kings Cross and Moorgate, Milton Keynes and Edinburgh. Plans are also underway to open a new state of the art discovery research centre and HQ in London.

Our heritage is rich in pioneering discoveries and medicine milestones... we aspire to a future that promises even greater things.

Scientific invention is at the heart of what we do and today we are at the forefront of some of the world's most urgent global population and animal health challenges, including oncology, hepatitis C, antibiotic resistance, Alzheimer's disease, Ebola and cardiovascular disease.

Together we will find new ways to save and improve lives as we Thrive Together, Drive Progress and Make a Difference.

Our pipeline provides an overview of our late-stage clinical development programmes and is updated quarterly. Explore our pipeline.

Job code: GB-NON-04276Date of preparation: May 2021