It was in 1991 that Bioagri Laboratories started in a simple building within Piracicaba, which is located 164 km from São Paulo.

The objective of the company was to address the requirements for the registration of chemical products, such as herbicides, fungicides and insecticides set by the Health and Agriculture ministries.  At the time this market was an unexplored niche within Brazil.  Through audacity, persistency and a vision of growth, the company has expanded its business into other areas like agrochemicals, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. It has become the largest private group of analytical laboratories in Latin America with 17 units all around Brazil offering highly complex analytical services of across eight sectors: Agrochemicals, Environmental, Household Products, Cosmetics, Veterinary Products, Biofuels, Food Products and Pharmaceuticals.

Now, Mérieux NutriSciences has more than 20 years of experience. As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services to the food & nutrition, agrochemicals, pharma and cosmetics industries