Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD)

Last updated: 01.06.2015

Address: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 9BU, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1992 467272


Company description

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) is the UK subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA, a leading research-based pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of innovative pharmaceutical products to improve human health.

MSD has committed substantial investment to research and manufacturing in the UK because of the unrivalled scientific excellence and skills base available here. It has two sites in the UK: headquarters and pharmaceutical research and development laboratories in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire; and manufacturing at Cramlington in Northumberland.

x MSD employs approximately 1,400 people in the UK
x MSD’s UK headquarters are located in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, where the company’s sales and marketing, medical services, market research and administration functions are situated
x Pharmaceutical research and development is also located at Hoddesdon. Recent investment has established Hoddesdon as a global centre of expertise in chemistry, to serve Merck & Co., Inc.’s organic and synthetic chemistry needs
x The pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply centre in Cramlington, Northumberland, continues to lead the industry and the Merck & Co., Inc. organisation in productivity, delivering important medicines to the Merck network
x There are additional administrative offices in both London and Stockley Park
x MSD has played a key role in the development of five of Merck & Co., Inc.’s products 16 medicines are manufactured in the UK by MSD
x The UK turnover in 2007 was £382 million
x The UK Sales Force is made up of around 500 field-based employees

Products and services

MSD’s mission is to provide superior medicines which enhance patients’ quality of life. Of Merck & Co., Inc.’s most popular medicines, five have been discovered and 16 are manufactured by MSD in the UK.

MSD’s product portfolio covers a range of key therapy areas including atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, neuroscience and ophthalmology, respiratory, bone, arthritic conditions, and vaccines.



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