Our Mission

Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of test and consultancy services to the food and nutrition industries. In addition, we also serve companies in the water and environment, agrochemical, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

Mérieux NutriSciences Key Facts and Figures



  • We are present in 22 countries
  • We have almost 6500 employees committed to meeting our customers’ needs
  • We operate close to 100 accredited laboratories worldwide 
  • We have 50 years of experience working with leading food and beverage companies

The Mérieux Legacy

Following in Pasteur’s footsteps, Marcel Mérieux established Institut Mérieux in 1897.


The Mérieux family


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. 


Dr. John H. Silliker


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 80 laboratories in 21 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. 

Our History in India

In India, Mérieux NutriSciences is known as MicroChem Silliker Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai as well as New Delhi and as Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. (now named Mérieux NutriSciences Bangalore Pvt. Ltd. since its acquisition in 2017).

Our fully accredited laboratories provide a comprehensive offer of analytical tests, audits, regulatory consulting, training, data management solutions and scientific services to various players of the food industry market not only in India but also in the Asia Pacific region. In today's fast changing and globalized environment, ensuring products quality is crucial, that is why all our laboratories apply a global and harmonized level of quality throughout the world ensuring our customers of the accuracy of our results.



Our Global Presence

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Latest News
October 18th, 2021
Mérieux NutriSciences: A new logo and new brand identity for a new strategy Chicago, IL, October 18th 2021 – Mérieux NutriSciences, a prominent service provider to the food sector acro...
December 5th, 2019
Local News
Mérieux NutriSciences is proud to announce the inauguration on the 5th December, 2018 of its new state-of-the-art laboratory in Noida. This new premise is the third laboratory of the group in Ind...