Discovering and developing new medicines and vaccines is tough. It requires huge investment, takes a long time and there’s a high rate of failure – especially when, in our quest for a breakthrough, we attempt things never tried before.
While all of our research is driven by the best science, the research process for medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products can be very different. In this section, find out how we discover and develop new products in these three areas of our business, and how patient safety is always our number one priority.
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How we discover new medicines
Researching and developing a new medicine typically goes through several stages from laboratory to patient
How we discover new vaccines
Our vaccines R&D is focused on discovering prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines to protect people against infectious diseases, cancers and chronic disorders.
Sharing our research
We are committed to reporting the results of clinical research that evaluates our medicines and vaccines
Trials in people
Find out about our clinical trials process, how we work with doctors and volunteers, and how to become a research volunteer