Research We are committed to scientific research and discovery
Science can improve health and well-being in so many ways, from the development of everyday convenience healthcare products through to life-saving medicines and vaccines.
To carry on our success in finding new products, we have more than 11,000 people working across our R&D organisation dedicated to finding new ways to improve the treatment and prevention of diseases and illnesses.
More on our R&D business
Behind the science
Can mosquitoes prevent malaria?
Fluorescent bacteria - nowhere to hide
Learn how a new approach known as “bacteria-instructed synthesis” helps tackle bacterial infection.
Neuroscience: on the brain
The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050 to 135 million, according to the World Health Organization.
We have embarked on a pioneering new asthma remission study at the Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation.
Take a deep breath – your lung microbiome will appreciate it
Scientists are discovering just how important microbes are in maintaining our respiratory health and immunity.