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Eurofins Biomnis in France, is widely recognised for the provision of state of the art expertise and knowledge for front-line public and private sector laboratories.

With laboratories in Ireland and France along with 23 international collection hubs for referred samples coming from 47 countries around the globe, Eurofins Biomnis is one of the largest referral laboratories in the world.

Located at the heart of Lyon's science park, it benefits from an academic environment of the very highest calibre. It is also the home of the renowned top security P4 Jean Mérieux laboratory - a leading research laboratory for the study of highly contagious viruses such as the Ebola and Hanta viruses.

Prior to joining Eurofins Scientific, the Biomnis Group was formed by the merger of the Marcel Mérieux Foundation and the Pasteur Institute in Lyon, France. The laboratory is over 100 years old, and is one of Europe’s leading specialist clinical laboratories, boasting 60 medical pathologists and a staff of more than 1000 highly qualified scientists and technologists.

Eurofins Biomnis conducts very rare and highly specialized clinical analyses, in which leading specialists use sophisticated instrumentation to carry out a range of state-of-the-art techniques (for example HPLC, GC, atomic absorption, RIA, viral culture and molecular biology techniques).

The laboratory's expertise encompasses all biomedical disciplines, including:

  • Biochemistry

  • Virology

  • Serology

  • Allergies

  • Autoimmunology

  • Bacteriology/Parasitology                                 

  • Mycobacteria

  • Haematology

  • Toxicology

  • Vitaminology

  • Endocrinology

  • Cytogenetics

  • Molecular genetics

  • IVF

  • Histopathology and Cytology

Each discipline is headed by a Clinical Pathologist, thereby ensuring the quality of the analytical procedures and skilled interpretation of the patient’s results. This enables Eurofins Biomnis to act as a global partner to private and hospital-based laboratories, offering specialist analytical services which cannot be performed by the local laboratory.