Pioneering diagnostics

Strong ties with associative actors

Through partnerships with French associations such as Sport dans la Ville or the Institut Télémaque, the Company implements a policy to support young people in difficulty and offer equal opportunities.

Sport dans la Ville

bioMérieux and Sport dans la Ville are partners since 2007. Through sport, this association aims to promote the social and professional inclusion of young people coming from underprivileged neighbourhoods. bioMérieux’s commitment takes the form of mentoring and integrating of young people from the association in different departments of the Company.

In 2018, bioMLérieux contributed to the purchase of a second retrofitted school bus (Apprenti’Bus) to be used for training. As one of the Apprenti’Bus traveling educational support initiatives, our recruitment team took part in an interviewing and coaching workshop dedicated to teenager looking for their first job. The Company also contributed to building a digital space within the Lyon Campus of the Association to raise awareness among young people which was inaugurated on January 30, 2019 in presence of Alexandre Mérieux.


Institut Télémaque

Since 2014, bioMérieux has been a partner of the Institut Télémaque, which provides schooling and homework support for youngsters from modest backgrounds,  from 7th grade through high school graduation.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Company funded in-house tutors who accompanied 16 young people selected by the Institute.



L'Entreprise des Possibles

In early 2019, Alain Mérieux, President of Institut Mérieux, officially launched L'Entreprise des possibles, a highly innovative initiative that calls on businesses in the Lyon area and their employees to help homeless and vulnerable individuals. As one of the founding companies in the group, bioMérieux immediately responded to the call to action along with other businesses in the Lyon area.



Employees of our subsidiaries have also been active in various projects to support local communities (such as renovating a school in Turkey and cooking meals for the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Germany and the United States). 


Raising awareness among young people

  • In November 2018, bioMérieux participated in Usine Extraordinaire held at Le Grand Palais in Paris. Under the aegis of Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion, this national French event was organized to promote our industry among the public, in particular adolescents.
  • In the United States, the Durham site organized, for the first time, Manufacturing Day in October 2018. This initiative, which is overseen by the National Association of Manufacturers, aims to promote manufacturing jobs, in particular to attract young people by organizing an open house.