Fondation Mérieux was established in 1967 by Docteur Charles Mérieux, in honour of his father Marcel Mérieux, student of Louis Pasteur and founder of the Institut Mérieux in 1897. It was awarded official charitable status in 1976.
Fondation Mérieux is an independent family foundation. Each successive generations sharing common values in the Pasteurian tradition, have succeeded in passing on their vision of biology serving public health worldwide.
By bringing together partners with a wide range of skills and cultural backgrounds, Dr. Charles Mérieux has succeeded in creating an exceptional international network. Fondation Mérieux has thus played a unifiying role catalyzing initiatives with the common goal of fighting infectious diseases worldwide.
Under the impetus of Alain Mérieux and Docteur Christophe Mérieux, the Foundation has refocused its action in the field at the heart of infectious areas, with the support of Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux.