In 1946, our founder, Kurt Landsberger and his wife Anny set up a small shop which made simple household items, such as aprons and tablecloths. When Kurt discovered that the plastic material used to make these items was chemical-resistant, he began marketing his products to laboratory and medical supply houses pioneering the use of plastic equipment in the laboratory.
bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software) which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Its products are used for diagnosing infectious diseases and providing high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring and cardiovascular emergencies. They are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.