Case Study: Engineering a Healthier Future

Case Study

achieving global health with leading-edge diagnostics

bioMérieux, a global leader in in vitro diagnostics, combines its knowledge of medicine with emerging techniques and new technologies to combat infectious diseases worldwide.

In an era when we can travel anywhere on the planet in less than a day, and when the flow of persons and goods stretches worldwide, we must ensure that the systems for preventing, detecting, and containing disease stretch equally far.

The Client: bioMérieux

A global leader in lab testing and diagnostic software and services

The Objective

To develop, test, and optimize state-of-the art diagnostic tools used to:

  • Determine the source of disease and contamination
  • Improve patient health
  • Ensure product safety


The driving force behind bioMérieux's work is the fight against infectious diseases. The company's team of industrial biologists serves the public’s health and welfare worldwide by making diagnostics accessible to populations across the globe, regardless of the local healthcare system. 

Whether treating patients in a modern hospital or working in a remote location, scientists and physicians need state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that provides accurate results as quickly as possible.

The Challenge

As a leading provider of mobile lab testing devices, bioMérieux must continually ensure that the software powering its diagnostic tools adheres to strict levels of quality control to guarantee accuracy and thoroughness.

In particular, the company manufactures diagnostic tools that use infrared spectrum analysis to classify blood samples. These devices allow healthcare professionals to test patients for a variety of pathogens and access near-immediate results, equipping physicians with data points to support their decisions.

Other diagnostic tools include an advanced expert system (AES) that determines the rate of bacteria growth in a blood sample and retrieves the correct treatment and dosage to eliminate it.

Diagnostic devices must meet a number of requirements, including:

  • Portability
  • Seamless communication with other in-the-field devices
  • Pinpoint accuracy in diagnostic results

Our Contribution

Professional software engineering services that resulted in immediate performance improvements in the field, as well as long-term extensibility to allow for scalable upgrades over time.

Project Outcomes

  • Improved product quality
  • Accelerated speed to market
  • Increased extensibility and interoperability
  • Lowered cost of ownership
  • Greater opportunity for scalable growth

Your Transformation Begins Here

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Consulting & Strategy

Outcome-focused, real-world practicality combined with courageous innovation

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Technology & Transformation

Expert engineering from project initiation to deployment and beyond

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Technical Leadership & Support

Empowerment to scale your solutions long after our engagement has ended