Our History

We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing great things for the future.

Our History: Our rich history of discovery and innovation began more than 125 years ago and continues today. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness in people and animals around the world. We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing great things for the future.

WATCH VIDEO: OUR QUEST TO CURE CONTINUES


Meeting tomorrow’s health care challenges will require more of the same dedication that has made us a leader in the health care industry. This video, created to celebrate our 125th anniversary, highlights our past discoveries and our promises for the future.

Since 1891, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness — from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists have also helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. Today, as a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, we’re focused on making important scientific advancements within hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes and immuno-oncology.
While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future. We aim to create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.
MSD launched operations in Romania almost 25 years ago, being one of first multinational pharmaceutical companies with local presence. With a constant focus on innovation and science, MSD is currently present in critical therapeutic areas such as immuno-oncology, diabetes, immunology, hepatitis C, HIV, antibiotics and antifungals for hospital care. In addition, MSD has a diverse portfolio of vaccines for children and adults.