bioMérieux has had close ties with the City of Grenoble for many years. We established the Christophe Mérieux Centre, dedicated to the research and production of molecular biology systems, in an exceptional scientific cluster fostered by the City of Grenoble.
Beyond this scientific collaboration, bioMérieux wanted to support the City’s cultural environment, in particular the Grenoble Museum. Alain Mérieux, Chairman of Institut Mérieux, is a founding member of the Museum’s Sponsors’ Club.
Other cultural philanthropy
bioMérieux supports the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. In 2008, Nicolas Poussin’s painting, “The Flight into Egypt”, joined the museum’s. The city of Lyon, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Louvre Museum and the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council made this acquisition possible through the sponsorship of large corporations and private foundations. bioMérieux contributed to the acquisition as a statement of its strong ties to its city and region of origin and to encourage an encounter between city inhabitants and a masterpiece of French artistic heritage.
For many years now, bioMérieux has also supported diverse cultural initiatives including:
- the Chaise Dieu annual music festival (in Haute Loire, France), for which bioMérieux has been a partner for 30 years,
- the Baroque Music Festival of Lyon.