Launched in 2010, Mérieux Développement is the healthcare growth capital investment vehicle of Institut Mérieux.

Mérieux Développement invests in the healthcare sector at an international level, working alongside entrepreneurs whose products and services can bring genuine advances to the health of patients and consumers worldwide, offering them access to its industry expertise and global network.

Mérieux Développement is based in France (Lyon) with a presence in the United States (Boston and California). 


Mérieux Développement intends to create value as an active investor and targets a balanced portfolio across sub-sectors, geographies and maturity stage (early and late stage). Targeted sectors include life science, healthcare and well being (human or animal health, nutrition or wellness segments). Mérieux Développement is focused on equity investments of €5 million to €20 million, typically for a minority stake.


Christine Demode
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