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bioMérieux announces nomination of two new Executive Committee members to lead Medical Affairs and R&D

Marcy-l’Étoile, France – January 16th, 2024 – bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, announces the appointment of two new Executive Committee members:

  • Dr. Charles K. Cooper as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, effective January 2nd, 2024;
  • Céline Roger-Dalbert as Executive Vice President Research and Development, effective March 1st, 2024. 

Dr. Charles K. Cooper succeeds Dr. Mark Miller, as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, effective January 2nd, 2024. 

Dr. Charles K. Cooper is a graduate from Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC) and specialized in infectious diseases and epidemiology (University of Maryland, Baltimore). He has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and still devotes two days a month to this work.  

He was previously Chief Medical Officer at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. He also spent 8 years at Becton Dickinson and 13 years with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.  With this extensive experience in both governmental and private organizations, Dr. Charles K. Cooper will be a major asset for bioMérieux to address its global patients and customers’ needs, helping improve public health worldwide. 


Céline Roger-Dalbert will succeed François Lacoste, as Executive Vice President Research & Development effective March 1st, 2024. 

Céline Roger-Dalbert joined bioMérieux in August 2022 as Senior Vice President, R&D Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. 

She earned a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from the Lyon Catholic University, France. She began her career holding various management roles for bioMérieux in R&D Microbiology. Then, she spent 15 years at Becton Dickinson as Vice President of R&D and Program Management, in Molecular, Microbiology and Point-of-Care Diagnostics in Canada and the U.S. Through her more than 25 years of in vitro diagnostic experience, she has been involved in more than 30 new product launches, including new or innovative technologies and contributing to delivering diffenciated solutions improving clinical outcomes. She is also the co-inventor of more than 20 patent applications. Céline Roger-Dalbert will lead R&D and drive innovation, one of the pillars of bioMérieux’s strategy.


Dr. Mark Miller and François Lacoste are both retiring after years of exemplary collaboration with bioMérieux. They have played a pivotal role in the success of the Company and bioMérieux thanks them warmly for their commitment.

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