A public health player, bioMérieux is involved in local life around its sites and subsidiaries by participating in social and cultural initiatives.

bioMérieux supports initiatives in the countries where we have sites and subsidiaries. We base our selection of projects on the following criteria:

  • Projects related to:
    • our business or fields of expertisein vitro diagnostics, the fight against infectious diseases or industrial microbiological control,
    • our mission, improving public health and contributing to access to diagnostics and healthcare, especially in low- and middle-income  countries,
    • our commitment to Human Resources, particularly in the areas of health,  inclusion and support for young people in their educational or professional career.
  • Projects enabling bioMérieux to be a corporate citizen in the communities where its sites and subsidiaries are located.  Requests from organizations with recognized public interest status will be given priority.


In 2020, bioMérieux allocated over €43 million to its sponsorship activities.


As part of the Institut Mérieux group, bioMérieux is strongly committed to public health. We dedicate most of our charitable giving to support the actions of the Mérieux Foundation and the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe MérieuxIn 2020, €14.883 million were donated to these family foundations to support their work, including €12 million on an exceptional basis.  


 Cutural philanthropy

bioMérieux also supports cultural activities in the communities where our sites are located.

  • Grenoble Museum: bioMérieux supports the City of Grenoble cultural environment, in particular its Museum. Alain Mérieux, Chairman of Institut Mérieux, is a founding member of the Museum’s Sponsors’ Club.
  • Lyon Museum of Fine Arts: bioMérieux helped to fund the acquisition of a Henri Matisse painting, "Katia enrobe jaune", for the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon.
  • Musée des Confluences in Lyon.
  • Other cultural philanthropy: For many years now, bioMérieux has also supported diverse cultural initiatives including, in France:
  • the Chaise Dieu annual music festival (in Haute Loire), for which bioMérieux has been a partner of over 30 years,
  • the Baroque Music Festival of Lyon,
  • the Lumière cinema festival, organized in Lyon every year by the Institut Lumière.