The Mérieux legacy

Following in Pasteur’s footsteps, Marcel Mérieux, who studied under Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux, established Institut Mérieux in 1897.

 

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Initially under the direction of Dr. Charles Mérieux (Marcel’s son) and later Alain Mérieux (Marcel’s grandson), Institut Mérieux became a world leader in the field of human and veterinary vaccines.

The family's corporate holding was later extended in the 1990s to address food safety and nutrition issues, through the acquisition of American food testing company Silliker. It was this acquisition which later resulted in Mérieux NutriSciences. 

 

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Silliker legacy

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 Dr. John H. Silliker, a microbiologist known for his work on Salmonella, who began his own business with a staff of just four people. With its headquarters in Chicago (Illinois), the company has grown rapidly in recent years and now operates more than 100 laboratories in 26 countries.

With 50 years of experience in food safety and quality, Mérieux NutriSciences has won the confidence of the food processing industry and extended its expertise to various industrial sectors. 

 

Institut Mérieux organizational structure 

 

Institut Mérieux

 

 

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March 18th, 2020
Company News
At Mérieux NutriSciences, our mission is to protect consumers’ health by preventing health risks related to food and more generally to the use of everyday consumer products.  
February 3rd, 2020
Press Release , Company News , Communiqués de Presse , Actualités de la société
Resana, Italy – February 3rd, 2020 – Mérieux NutriSciences, one of the global leaders in food safety and leader in environment testing in Italy, announces today the acquisition of the Italian company ...