Mérieux, Marcel

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Mérieux, Marcel Gender: M
Jean Marie Marcel Méyrieux
born on 16 January 1870 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Lyon, France, 45n45, 4e51
Timezone LMT m4e51 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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French biochemist known for founding the Institut Mérieux in 1897 in Lyon. The complex included a private mansion built by his brother. This institute is now called Sanofi Pasteur and belongs to the pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis.

In 1894, he worked at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, where he became Emile Roux's personal assistant.

Marcel Mérieux studied tuberculin (bacillus Koch) and diphtheria serum. In addition, he was the first to put in place the anti-tetanus serum on which his son Charles Mérieux later worked. After the war, he acquired land in Marcy-l'Étoile, and used his horses for the manufacture of his anti-foot-and-mouth serum.

He died on 13 August 1937, aged 67.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


  • business associate/partner relationship with Roux, Emile (born 17 December 1853). Notes: Mérieux was Roux' personal assistant


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1897 ("Institut Mérieux")
  • Relationship : Marriage 5 January 1903 (Marguerite Jeanne Joséphine Condamin)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (6th arr., acte n° 44) from the online Lyon archives. Marriage data in margin.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Institut Mérieux")