MSD China

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: 20F Park Place, 1601 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200040,China

Tel: +86 21 2211 8888


Company description

Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, MSD discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and drugs to address unmet medical needs. MSD China was formed in 1994 in partnership with Hangzhou Huadong Medicine Group Co. Ltd. From the beginning, MSD China has been a socially responsible, innovative company contributing to improved health and economic growth.

With more than 2200 highly skilled, motivated employees throughout the country, MSD China is committed to bringing its high quality medicines and vaccines to the Chinese people. To date, the company has launched 4 new vaccines as well as 15 innovative drugs to treat cardiovascular diseases , serious infections, respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions, urinary problems and neurological disorders.Through MSD China’s research partnerships in China, it is possible to isolate and test the company’s best drug candidates against specific disease targets, and develop new biomarkers to contribute to the early detection and treatment of various forms of cancer.

MSD China expert chemical and manufacturing engineers produce numerous medicines for the Chinese market in a state-of-the-art, 12,000m2, production facility in Hangzhou. MSD China’s sales and marketing team is made of some of China’s top business talent from leading universities.

Human resources is one of MSD China’s greatest assets and its commitment to social causes is firmly anchored in its culture . In 1989, MSD transferred its innovative hepatitis B vaccine technology to China for $1 ; MSD built two high-tech manufacturing plants and trained Chinese scientists and engineers to produce the vaccine. As a result of this collaboration and the outstanding immunization programs led by China’s Centers for Disease Control, hepatitis b infection rates declined from 10 percent of the population in 1989 to less than 1 percent today. MSD is also proud to participate to the first large-scale public-private partnership for HIV/AIDS prevention and control in China. In collaboration with China’s Ministry of Health, the partnership provides access to HIV education, training, testing, counseling, treatment and care through more than 1600 implementing organizations. MSD has committed USD 30 million to support this partnership and is dedicated to improving the lives of HIV/AIDS patients and their families in China.

Products and services

cardiovascular, infectious diseases, respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurology



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