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bioMérieux Overview

Marcy-l'Étoile (France)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (BIM)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Pioneering Diagnostics

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for more than 50 years, bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 42 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors. In 2015, revenues reached ... Read more

Mission: To fulfill its mission to improve public health worldwide, bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 41 subsidiaries. Its world headquarters are located in the Lyon area in France.

Company Updates

  • Grab a coffee and watch this film!
    See for yourself how the Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) is a great world initiative. It's helping with the surveillance of Antimicrobial consumption and resistance. This survey is managed by the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and supported solely by bioMérieux.
    We hope it might inspire you to sign up to include your hospital in the next survey in 2018!

  • bioMérieux receives FDA Clearance for BioFire's FilmArray® Respiratory Panel 2 (RP2)

    bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today announced that BioFire Diagnostics, its molecular biology affiliate, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the FilmArray ® Respiratory Panel 2 (RP2). The FilmArray ® RP2 tests for 21 pathogens (17 viruses and 4 bacteria) responsible for respiratory tract infections and will be commercially available by mid-June 2017.

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bioMérieux – Why Work For Us?

The Mérieux have a family tradition and a century-old commitment to the fight against infectious diseases.

Marcel Mérieux, who studied under Louis Pasteur and founded the Mérieux Institute, Dr. Charles Mérieux, Alain Mérieux and Dr. Christophe Mérieux have devoted their lives to biology with a goal of improving health worldwide. By creating bioMérieux in 1963, Alain Mérieux has carried on this family tradition.


1897                     Marcel Mérieux creates the Institut Mérieux, which developed a large range of vaccines and biological products, including reagents. Alain Mérieux was president of the Institut for 25 years, until 1994
Creation of bioMérieux

API Systems (France) acquisition 


Vitek acquisition from McDonnel Douglas (U.S.)

2001Organon Teknika Diagnostic acquisition from Akzo Nobel (Netherlands)
2004Listing of bioMérieux on the stock exchange

Inauguration of the Christophe Mérieux Center, dedicated to molecular biology and microsystems research (Grenoble, France)

Bacterial Barcodes (U.S.) acquisition

2007Biomedics (Spain) acquisition
BTF (Australia) acquisition
2008Joint venture with Sysmex (Japan)
Joint venture with Shanghai Kehua Bio-engineering (China)
AB BIODISK (Sweden) acquisition
AviaraDx acquisition (U.S.) – renamed bioTheranostics
PML Microbiologicals Inc. acquisition (U.S.)

Collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (United Kingdom)
Strategic partnership with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

2010Collaboration agreement with Royal Philips Electronics (the Netherlands)
Acquisition of Meikang Biotech (China)
Acquisition of Shanghai Zenka Biotechnology (China)
Strategic agreements with Shimadzu (Japan) and AnagnosTec (Germany)
Strategic partnership with Biocartis (Switzerland)
Strategic partnership with Knome (U.S.)
Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (United Kingdom)

Partnership with Ipsen (France)
Acquisitions of AES Laboratoire and ARGENE (France)


Acquisition of RAS (India)

2013Acquisition of BioFire Diagnostics, Inc. (U.S.)


Saving lives is more than a career, it’s a mission.  Our employees are the primary reason bioMérieux is a leading player in advancing public health worldwide.   Our employees believe in their mission.

bioMérieux is a wonderfully diverse company with professionals in locations around the world.  Regardless of their functions, the employees of bioMérieux strive to be the best in their fields.

As a company that is always growing and evolving to meet the changing demands of public health, bioMérieux is continuously seeking talented, dedicated professionals.

Please take some time and learn more about our mission, culture and benefits at bioMérieux.  If you are interested in joining our mission, then please review our Careers page for openings that match your experiences and skills.  

“I started as a pump room attendant in the media lab, and worked my way up to a Senior Process Tech before moving to reagents. Working at bioMérieux means a chance to learn, grow and develop who you are as a person and employee.  It’s a place full of knowledge and potential. I enjoy working at bioMérieux because it gives me a chance to make a difference in the world. It gives me a chance to help people and give them hope.”

- Brandi Young, Group Lead

"My name is Graci Hope and I work as a Group Lead in the Instruments department for bioMérieux in Saint Louis. I have been an employee for bioMérieux since 2010. Working here at bioMérieux is exciting, fun and challenging. There is never a dull moment her at bioMérieux. There are some great people here and a pleasant to work with. As an employee, I am motivated each day to come to work because of the wonder creativeness that goes on with the different teams and multiply department functions.

The most important factor why I love working for bioMérieux is being a part of helping saving lives every day and there is no other joy that I rather have than helping to improve every day quality diagnostic instruments to our customers. Satisfy customer service is a happy and healthy patient.  I consider myself lucky to work here at bioMérieux because of the wonderful experience I have endure so far. This is so far my best place of employment of my career I have ever work for because of the learning environment and chance to grow with the company as it brings on new opportunities for professional growth."

- Graci Hope, Group Lead

 "My name is Dennis (D.J.) Pegram and I am the U.S. Customer Service Manager for the Instrument Support team.  I have been with bioMérieux for 6 years now and have been very thankful for the opportunities that this great organization has afforded me.  I joined bioMérieux straight from the military and for those of us that have served you know that the military work environment is very close and your fellow service members are an extended family.  Preparing for my transition, my hopes were to find an organization that offered a similar environment and believed in developing each employee to their fullest potential.  Much to my amazement I was able to find that in this company. 

This organization believes in fostering this type of environment so much so that it is hard coded in our core values, Employees are our greatest asset, and that says it all.  I joined this company as a front line Associate System Engineer and as opportunities became available I jumped at every chance that came my way.  Because we believe in developing our employees, we are focused on implementing strong succession plans, and because I had a solid management team that recognized the potential in me, I was able to advance to a Team Lead position and then manager, all within my first 4 years in the company.  My hopes are that for those of you that are truly motivated and committed to ensuring that this organization is successful that you too will take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.  If you do, I am confident at that this team and organization will commit to developing you into the leader you can be."

- Dennis Pegram, Customer Service Manager - Instrument Support

 "I am in my first year as an Associate Manager on the Vitek 2 Reagent Manufacturing team at bioMérieux.  Our team produces the Vitek 2 bacterial identification (ID) cards that are used for rapid microbial identification, and the antibiotic susceptibility (AST) cards that test for the microbes’ susceptibility to various antibiotics.  Our team takes great pride in knowing that with every card we produce, there is a good chance that a life will be saved.  I have experienced this feeling for 5 years now as part of the bioMérieux team.  It has kept me engaged in my work and has made my time both enjoyable and fulfilling.  I have gained a wealth of valuable experience, having been promoted 3 times in 5 years, I have performed multiple roles and have faced a variety of challenges within the manufacturing team on both the managerial and technical level.  This comes from a significant effort from the company towards the development of its own employees. This effort has rewarded me with the opportunity to grow as a professional, as a leader and as a person.  I feel very fortunate for these opportunities, and I am excited to invest my future in a strong, growing company, that was willing to invest in my future as well."

- Jason Kearns, Reagent Manufacturing, Associate Manager, Card Production

 "bioMérieux is an ever changing landscape that affords employees with many opportunities if they are willing to make lateral moves as well as upward moves.  It is a company focused on public health and making a difference.  It is a high speed environment where you get to work with team mates from across the globe.   

I continue to work at bioMérieux because of the opportunities I have had.  I have enjoyed a rich career with many opportunities to work directly with our customers and with the teams that support our customers, employees and products.  As a Medical Technologist/Microbiologist it fits my area of expertise and my personal wish to make a difference.  In addition, bioMérieux provides the opportunity to work and interact with a variety of talented people across the globe, a big attraction for me.  Finally, I am always humbled by the level of philanthropy this company/family engages in for public health and like to think I can impact that as well."

- Barb Shannahan, Dir. Learning, Development  the America’s & Internal Communications

“bioMérieux is an exciting place to work!  You are surrounded by talented and motivated associates, the pace of work is fast and is never dull.  The teams are always focused on driving business growth.  Entrepreneurship and commercial risk-taking is encouraged. The history of the company is quite inspiring.  bioMérieux invests significantly in R&D and continuously pursues advancements in technology and new product development.  I come to work knowing that I can positively impact healthcare, our customers, and patients through our high medical-value products and services.”

– Kesava Nagar-Anthal, Ph.D., Director of Marketing and Strategy

"I enjoy working in bioMérieux’s very dynamic, fast-paced environment and with talented, passionate people every day! As an employee, you quickly feel like a member of the bioMérieux family and embrace the mission. Plus, there are many opportunities to challenge yourself and develop professionally. I started working for bioMérieux after finishing grad school and the local and global projects I've worked on here have been a great learning experience!”

- Brittany Howell, HR Assistant, HR Representative, & HRIS Associate

 "Hello, my name is Emilie Collins and I am a Financial Analyst supporting the Sales and Marketing teams at bioMérieux here in the United States.  I have been employed with the company for two years and look forward to many more years to come.  I find that bioMérieux is a company whose employees are great individuals to work with.  The local culture is energetic … and if you take the time to think about it … even motivating.  When I reflect upon the employees I interact with from day to day, a laundry list of great traits come to mind.  I know coworkers that are environmental activists, team mates that participate in non-degree earning graduate level classes, and managers that regularly run marathons.  I even received my first baby present ever from an extremely thoughtful office friend.  Really the point is that our employees are a pleasure to be around.

There is a uniquely faultless balance between results driven behaviors and social support within the office.  The team here genuinely cares about each other and so we celebrate birthdays, holidays, catch up on each other’s weekends, etc.  However, we also know there is a job (or countless jobs) to get done.  There is an undercurrent of sensibility and corporate responsibility always evident in the air.  One might even say that there is a semi submerged hint of competitiveness and strive to succeed present among the entire workforce.  It’s not overwhelming though … actually it’s reassuring."

- Emilie Collins, Financial Analyst

"I am Ray Kowalskey and have been with bioMérieux since 2000.  I have had numerous opportunities to work in all production areas of the St. Louis site from Instruments to Reagent Manufacturing.  Each job has helped me grow in knowledge, skills and understanding.

I have found this to be the best company to work for during my career.  The challenges, the sense of pride, team work and the opportunities make it a great place to be.  I find the culture and environment of continuous improvement to be very motivating and all the teams working together to make that happen have been great.  The best part of the job is knowing how our product helps the end user and what it does to help people during times of illness."

- Ray Kowalskey, Instruments and Reagent Manufacturing

"Every day there is a new challenge which make that work is not a routine.

bioMérieux is for me a nice company to work for several reasons. The first one is the size: it’s not a huge multinational and neither a small company; that means we have the budgets to implement some really interesting and challenging projects as SAP implementation, MES implementation… that small companies don’t have; and we have a good leeway and responsibilities we won’t have in a big company. Secondly, the medical industry is really interesting due to the regulation aspects we have to follow and therefore, always some good challenges! Thirdly, for my part, being in a global department (IS), we have lot of possibilities of travelling and meeting others cultures which is always interesting."

- Albert Revel, SAP Business Solution Analyst – MFG / QM / PM


Would you like to know your work is instrumental in saving lives? Do you enjoy working in an innovative environment that offers you the opportunity to partner on international cross function teams?  At bioMérieux, we understand that our development into a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics was through our innovative and dedicated workforce.  This is represented in our culture.  We invite you to take a closer look into what it is like to be a bioMérieux team member. 


Customers come First:
We must satisfy our customers with high quality, innovative products and services to protect and improve the health of patients and consumers worldwide.

Employees are our Greatest Asset: 
We must respect and recognize the work and the ideas of all employees.  We must provide employees with the training and resources they need.

We Belong to a Community:
We have social, environmental and economic responsibilities towards the local communities where our sites are located.  

Our Shareholders are Partners: 

We must profitably grow bioMérieux's sales and ensure that their investment provides a proper return.


We provide individually-tailored development plans to ensure our employees are equipped with the knowledge necessary to grow as professionals. For example, bioMérieux University offers training to each and every employee.  

Be part of an organization that focuses on you while meeting the company’s mission of saving lives.  Come be a part of our success.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Saint Louis, MO
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    Good salary and benefits; good work-life balance.


    Moves slowly; difficult to move around

    Advice to Management

    Challenge people more often

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bioMérieux Photos

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bioMérieux Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at bioMérieux (Durham, NC) in May 2009.


    Hazelwood, MO interview with hiring manager, then overnight travel to Durham, NC for five additional interviews with other associates. An all day process, but worth the experience.

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    I was offered a higher salary than I had anticipated. Very pleased, and did not feel the need to negociate.

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bioMérieux Awards & Accolades

  • Prix Galien Award - Nominee, Businesswire, 2014

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