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The Mérieux legacy around the world

At Mérieux Nutrisciences, we leverage over 50 years of scientific and entrepreneurial expertise to answer food industry needs.

Today’s global challenges transform the way food is produced, marketed and consumed, which is why we know our clients need more than reliable analytical results; they need practical and innovative solutions that will contribute to make food systems safer, healthier and more sustainable.

From our initial expertise in microbiology and consulting, we have broadened our scope of scientific specialties into chemistry, education, certification, research, labelling, and sensory in order to offer a complete suite of services to meet our customers’ needs.

Today, we offer comprehensive solutions to support our clients, from product development to market suitability, while contributing to consumers’ health worldwide.

Present worldwide, we are more than 100 accredited laboratories and a team of over 8,000 committed employees.

We strongly believe that together, we can create solutions to offer our planet:


Read more about Mérieux NutriSciences and our legacy on our global website:

Our Locations in Australia

Local Care. Global Reach.

In Australia, Mérieux NutriSciences’​ facilities are located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and offer NATA-accredited microbiology and chemistry laboratory services that operate seven days a week, 365 days per year. We also provide services in food and non-food label compliance in accordance with Australian regulations, auditing services and specialised testing services such as probiotics. We have the unique mix of capabilities that provides our clients with a total safety and quality offer, allowing a strong partnership with businesses to ensure the safety and quality of their products in many stages along the product lifecycle.

With a network of over 100 laboratories across Europe, North America, South America, Africa & the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific, we can support your global ambitions while ensuring you get rapid, reliable, repeatable, and impartial results from one location to another.

Our History in Australia

1 January 1985

SILLIKER MICROTECH starts trading in Australia


  • In 1985 SILLIKER MICROTECH starts trading in Australia.
  • Silliker is the historical pillar of Mérieux NutriSciences and a pioneer in the field of food safety and quality.
  • The company was created in 1967 in the United States by John H. Silliker.
1 January 1990

Silliker is acquired by Institut Mérieux


  • In 1990  Silliker is acquired by Institut Mérieux.
  • The scientific and medical expertise of Institut Mérieux, associated with the international network of Silliker, enabled a complete offer of laboratory, consulting, auditing and research services.
  • This merger later resulted in Mérieux NutriSciences.
1 January 2000

Silliker starts trading as a Mérieux NutriSciences Company in Australia


  • In 2000, with Institut Mérieux as the new official parent organisation, Silliker starts trading as a Mérieux NutriSciences Company in Australia.
  • The company’s legal identity remained unchanged, as did the management team and staff.
1 January 2006

Inauguration of our new state-of-the-art laboratory in Western Australia


  • In 2006  Mérieux Nutrisciences Australia opens a new laboratory in the city of Perth.

Work with Us


Working at Mérieux NutriSciences provides the unique opportunity to grow in a habitat that breeds excitement, provides sound science and services to our customers, delivers on our commitment to public health, and protects millions in the process.


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