8:00 AM: depart convention center
12:00 PM: estimated return time
*1 hour travel time
bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, is present in more than 150 countries through 42 subsidiaries.
bioMérieux, Inc. represents the group throughout the Americas region with headquarters based in Durham, NC, manufacturing sites in Durham, NC, St. Louis, MO and Lombard, IL and bioMérieux’s molecular affiliate BioFire Diagnostics in Salt Lake City, UT.
With over 10,000 employees worldwide and 3,000 within the region, our employees are dedicated to providing best-in-class diagnostics solutions, which help in fighting against significant issues like antibiotic resistance, sepsis management and in addressing key consumer health issues such as food and product safety.
About bioMérieux, Inc. Headquarters
Sitting on 150 Acres and made up of 266,000 square feet the sites’ activities include Research & Development, Manufacturing, and Commercial Operations. The 1,000 onsite employees help with the production of BACT/ALERT® blood culture bottles for clinical and industrial use. The 100 million plus bottles produced annually help bioMérieux systems in the rapid detection and identification of infectious agents and sepsis in patients, and in food safety.
The Durham site was awarded with the 2016 Corporate Community Spirit Award sponsored by The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center. The site works frequently works within the local community - regularly holding site-wide fundraisers for organizations like Rise Against Hunger, offering an 8 hour volunteer leave policy to employees, and participating in STEM events like the Triangle Sci-Tech Expo.
What you will see and learn:
Participants will tour the BACT/ALERT® culture media manufacturing areas (some areas are window view only), followed by a presentation of our continuous improvement program, which includes an internal lean Six Sigma training program for the workforce as well as a robust idea collection system. In addition, the continuous improvement discussion will address the challenges faced operating in an FDA regulated environment.
Dress Code/Safety Requirements:
No open toe shoes, sandals, or high heels
No shorts or tank tops
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): foot protection will be provided
No food, beverages or gum/candy allowed during the manufacturing tour