We firmly believe that connecting with patients and health industry stakeholders is essential to create value for both our company and society.
By embedding their engagement within our routine activities, we can better take into account their expectations when developing our solutions, inform and raise awareness on the key role of diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship, and act collectively against infectious diseases.
We recently launched a global initiative to enhance patient value, based on three pillars:
- Educational collaborations with patient associations to raise awareness on the medical & economic value of IVD, focusing on Sepsis and AMR
- Involving patients in the definition of bioMérieux’s innovation strategy and product development process
- Highlighting the voice of the patient through patient engagement and testimonials in bioMérieux’s internal & external communication
To ensure that our interactions with patient organizations are consistent with our high ethical standards, all bioMérieux team members interacting with patients and patient organizations commit to respecting our Patient Value Strategy.
Our patient associations partnerships
bioMérieux signed partnership agreements with more than ten associations worldwide and supports through them about twenty initiatives. These collaborations, created in a spirit of co-construction, taking into account the needs and objectives of the associations, are carried out in different ways: creating websites or digital platforms, conducting surveys on antimicrobial resistance and sepsis, supporting the creation of patient groups or associations, issuing communication materials (videos, fact sheets…), contributing to information and awareness campaigns…
We also welcome some patient associations to visit our sites. As an example, in March 2022 we opened the doors of our Marcy-l’Étoile historical site to three French patient associations (see picture below).
Here is the list of our partner associations: France Rein, France Sepsis Association, International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders – IFFGD, Health First Europe, Instituto Latino Americano de Sepse – ILAS, Sepsis Alliance, UK Sepsis Trust, Unidos Pela Vida, Asociación Daño Cerebral Invisible, Sporlygref