Fighting antimicrobial resistance
The development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and hospital-acquired infections, as well as the emergence of new disease agents against which available antibiotics are ineffective, represent major public health concerns today.
Diagnostic tests play an essential role in curbing the spread of multidrug resistant bacteria. They help clinicians decide whether an antibiotic will cure an infection and choose the most appropriate treatment. In addition, these tests are a precious tool for healthcare authorities in epidemiological surveillance and prevention programs.
A world leader in microbiology and a pioneer in resistance detection and susceptibility testing, bioMérieux works closely with healthcare professionals in the three key areas of Infection Control: Prevention, Surveillance and Intervention.
World HAI Forum
A biennial event organized by bioMérieux at the Fondation Mérieux’s Conference Center, the World HAI Forum gathers the world’s leading specialists in the fields of antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections. Experts from Europe, North and South America, and Asia, working in the fields of human and animal health, come together to determine the urgent measures that must be taken to control one of the most pressing issues confronting human health today: microbial resistance to antibiotics.
While most meetings focus on scientific developments retrospectively in an academic format, the World HAI Forum gives participating experts a chance to do prospective analysis of subjects that are not usually discussed. More time is devoted to sharing best practices, successes and failures in the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria, as a basis for building effective action plans.
As part of our commitment to fight HAIs and microbial resistance, bioMérieux also organizes symposia around the world. In the past few years they have been held in countries including the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, Korea, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.
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