Pioneering diagnostics

Second-Quarter 2018 Business Review

18 July, 2018

  • Strong sales dynamic confirmed in second quarter, leading to sales up 10.4% over the first half at constant exchange rates and scope of consolidation:
    • €1,169 million in sales 
    • Up 3.1% as reported
  • Growth driven by robust molecular biology and microbiology lines and by industrial applications.

Alexandre Mérieux, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “After a first quarter in which sales were particularly high due to the flu season, the second quarter of 2018 was another period of strong sales performance for bioMérieux with organic growth of 8.4%. The Group’s balanced and diversified geographic footprint and its comprehensive offering based on three key technologies of in vitro diagnostics were major factors in its success in the second quarter.