Pioneering diagnostics

Acting against epidemics in low- and middle-income countries

bioMérieux has a longstanding presence in low- and middle-income countries. The Company’s teams are involved in research programs and actions in the field to provide an adequate response to the risk of epidemics.

Joining forces to combat plague outbreaks in Madagascar

Working in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar, bioMérieux has set up  a study on diagnosis of the plague using BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Global Fever Panel RUO (Research Use Only). This clinical study, funded by bioMérieux in conjunction with the Mérieux Institute, aims to improve the diagnosis of this endemic disease, which causes outbreaks each year in Madagascar.

Improving care for children with meningitis in Uganda

Following an initial study on the diagnosis of meningoencephalitis among adults living with HIV/AIDS, bioMérieux has continued a collaborative project in Uganda with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the University of Kampala, expanding the clinical study to include children. The aim of this project is to assess the benefits of using the BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel as part of care given to children presenting with a central nervous system infection at the Mbarara Hospital.

Diagnosing pediatric infections in Cambodia

The Angkor Children Hospital in Cambodia received BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® equipment as well as Meningitis-Encephalitis and Gastro-Intestinal Panels, which are intended to help hospital teams diagnose children admitted to the Emergency Room for suspected neuro-meningitis and gastro-intestinal infections, respectively.