Invest in tomorrow's medicine

Mérieux Développement is an evergreen fund specialized in the healthcare sector, conducting growth and venture capital investments. Mérieux Développement works alongside entrepreneurs and companies worldwide, offering access to its industry expertise and global network.

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Four investment areas

Within the four target investment areas, Mérieux Développement selects companies whose project is a real challenge for health and nutrition and finances the development or marketing of products and services with high added value.

In vitro Diagnostics and Life science tools

Molecular diagnostics, Point of Care / Rapid Tests, Sample preparation, Clinical and industrial microbiology, Clinically-validated biomarkers,  Management & Data analysis.

Medical Devices

Imaging platforms and agents, Minimally invasive surgical and interventional devices, Ophtalmologic products, Biomaterials, Patient management software.

Patient management services

Management of home care, Specialized care for chronic and genetic diseases, Remote patient monitoring

Preventive medicine and nutrition

Anti-infective agents, vaccines and tools, Nutrigenic services, Clinically validated nutraceuticals.

What entrepreneurs say

  • "Any company looking for the right mix of operational, financial, strategic skills and solid business judgment should work hard to get Mérieux Développement on their team. "
    PEKKA SOMERTO
    Valkee
  • "We found Mérieux Développement staff to be actively involved in strategic decisions but also respectful of our management. Besides the level of attention they put in the quality of our relationship, their support to our global business expansion is real. "
    Eric MOTTAY
    Amplitude Systemes
  • "The fact that they are owned by a family-holding with a long tradition in the industry means a lot for us. There is no strategic reversal to be expected from them and I am sure I will be facing the same persons for a long time."
    Gilles RIBOULET
    Amplitude Technologies
  • "Using their insight and intelligence, Merieux Développement provides more than just critical funding for companies within their portfolio -- they guide in strategic positioning and share development and commercialization experience to help ensure the success of their portfolio companies. They anticipate future industry developments and facilitate the pathway for companies to achieve their objectives. Partnering with Merieux brings bright minds together to drive the future of healthcare."
    Emily LEPROUST
    Twist Bioscience
  • "The family's entrepreunarial background, combined with a deep understanding of the Diagnostics and Medical Device industries, make their contribution quite unique. I have been impressed by their level of commitment and technical expertise wich have been brought to us."
    Chris BEHRENBRUCH
    ImaginAb
  • "We are looking for partners that don’t ask us to take shortcuts. Mérieux Développement is the kind of investor that has the scientific and industrial background and the experience in R&D to optimize a development program without compromising on quality."
    Jonathan SOLOMON
    Neurophage
  • "Merieux Développement is not just an investor - they are a true business partner. Whether I am seeking input on a strategic relationship or structuring our growth in China, their experienced team always provides sound and insightful advice."
    Jacques SOUQUET
    Supersonic Imagine
  • "I am very pleased and proud to welcome Alexandre Mérieux onto the Ceva Board. He represents a great family with long history of industrial expertise and long term vision who have always believed that animal and human health should be managed all together."
    Marc PRIKAZSKY
    Ceva
  • "The Merieux team have been great partners in helping build Kalila Medical from concept, through regulatory approvals, to product launch. They have brought both capital and fresh perspectives to the table."
    Mike DINEEN
    Kalila

Our investments

Since 2010, Mérieux Développemnt has invested in 12 companies, ranging from start-ups to profitable established companies within the healthcare space.

(MUTZIG, France)
(PESSAC, France)
(EVRY, France )
(SAINT-PRIEST, France)
(LIBOURNE, France)
(INGLEWWOD, USA)
(CAMPBELL, USA )
(LUXEMBURG, Luxemburg )
(CAMBRIDGE, USA)
(AIX EN PROVENCE, France)
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA - USA )
(OULU, FINLANDE)
Global footprint of Mérieux Group