MSD Animal Health opens expanded R&D laboratory in Boxmeer

From left to right: Darcio Santos, MSD Animal Health; Frank Mattijssen, MSD Netherlands; Fleur de Best, VNO-NCW Noordoost-Brabant; Ian Tarpey, MSD Animal Health; Ingrid Thijssen, VNO-NCW; Martin van Collenburg, MSD Animal Health; Hanny Swam, MSD Animal Health
On Monday, March 11, MSD Animal Health opened the expanded Research & Development laboratory for virological vaccines in Boxmeer. Boxmeer plays a central role within MSD in the development and production of vaccines for animals. Together with the production site in De Bilt, the Boxmeer facility supports MSD's globally leading position in the market for Animal Health vaccines.
15 March 2024
From left to right: Darcio Santos, MSD Animal Health; Frank Mattijssen, MSD Netherlands; Fleur de Best, VNO-NCW Noordoost-Brabant; Ian Tarpey, MSD Animal Health; Ingrid Thijssen, VNO-NCW; Martin van Collenburg, MSD Animal Health; Hanny Swam, MSD Animal Health

The expanded laboratory was officially opened by the Chair of VNO-NCW, Ingrid Thijssen, during a site visit to Boxmeer.

Ian Tarpey, Global lead R&D Biologicals: “At MSD Animal Health, we focus on innovation. With the expansion of the virology laboratory, we increase our capacity for vaccine development. This allows us to improve the health of more animals, thereby helping more customers and pet owners.”

The research laboratories in the renovated building have been upgraded, and the number of spaces has been significantly increased. A completely new floor has been added to the building. Additionally, the Center of Diagnostic Services will be housed in the renovated building. This department supports marketing and R&D with diagnostics and projects. During the renovation, consideration was given to the routing to enable more efficient work, and investment was made in better climate control.

R&D in Brabant

Research and Development is the engine of MSD Animal Health. Its scientists are involved in developing a wide range of innovative products and technologies to improve the health of companion and farm animals. MSD Animal Health has a global network of R&D locations, of which Boxmeer is the largest. The teams in Boxmeer focus primarily on research, development, and international registrations of new vaccines. There are 285 people working in R&D in Boxmeer.

MSD Animal Health has a long and rich history in Boxmeer and Brabant. In 2024, the location celebrates its 75th anniversary. Even after the opening of the expanded laboratory, MSD Animal Health will continue to invest, including in a new quality laboratory and the expansion of existing production facilities at the locations in Boxmeer and De Bilt. Currently, approximately 2,000 employees work there, mainly in R&D and production roles.

Source: MSD Animal Health

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