"I am extremely pleased with this agreement with Merieux Alliance that will contribute to improving public health worldwide," stated Alice Dautry, president of the Institut Pasteur. "Together, we want to develop innovative approaches that will allow us, in the future, to win new battles against disease."
"I am happy to reinforce our innovation capabilities for major public health issues through this agreement," declared Alain Merieux, president of Merieux Alliance. "Reconnecting with a long, Pasteurian family legacy, I am certain that our work together will open new horizons for tomorrow's medicine."
About Institut Pasteur
The Institut Pasteur is one of the world's leading biomedical research centre. Founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, it is a private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diseases through biological research, education and public-health activities. Close to 2,600 people work on its campus in Paris, where a large part of its research activities are devoted to infectious diseases and 10% focuses on AIDS research. The Paris institute is the heart of an International Network made up that unites 30 institutes across all five continents. Over a period of 120 years, 10 Institut Pasteur researchers have received the Nobel Prize, the latest of these in 2008, when it was awarded to Professors Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier for the discovery of the Aids virus.
About Merieux Alliance
Drawing on a long tradition and renowned expertise in bioindustry, Merieux Alliance, the family holding company of Alain Merieux, is dedicated to constantly improving patient care worldwide by developing new biotechnology-based solutions.
Merieux Alliance comprises five companies dedicated t
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