ABL, a subsidiary of Institut Mérieux
We have been a pioneer in developing and producing viral vectors since 1994.
We are grounded in the Mérieux family’s legacy of biology and vaccine expertise since 1897.
As a pure CDMO player, we contribute to the success of your immunotherapy innovations.
sites across the world
(France & US)
professional equality index for men and women in 2023 (calculated for the year 2022)
an entrepreneurial spirit
Innovation and creativity
We constantly encourage our teams to turn the difficulties they face into opportunities. We give them the trust and freedom they need to take initiative, improve our practices, and take action to provide innovative solutions to our customers’ needs.
Team spirit and versatility
We work together to achieve common goals. The human scale of our organization facilitates collaboration, interactions between departments, and solidarity.
Internal mobility and career prospects
ABL helps our employees build their career path and progress in their profession, as well as develop or acquire new skills within the company and Institut Mérieux’s other subsidiaries.
From development to market, ABL provides GMP viral vectors, contributing to the success of our clients’ immunotherapy innovations.
We replace control by “a priori” trust to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
What I appreciate within ABL is the trust given to me and the autonomy I have in the organization of my work. This allows me to have a professional / personal life balance.Excerpt from our 2022 internal “Quality of Work Life” survey
Our creativity allows us to see difficulties and challenges as an opportunity to innovate and provide solutions.
The versatility of our jobs and the innovations of our projects allows us to develop our capacities and our creativity on a daily basis.Excerpt from our 2022 internal “Quality of Work Life” survey
Individuals are respected for what they are and not what they represent. We recognize our abilities and limitations through our openness.
Whatever the hierarchical level, there is a real team spirit, where interaction, communication transparency and humanity predominate.Excerpt from our 2022 internal “Quality of Work Life” survey
10 reasons to join us
From our October 2022 internal “Quality of Work Life” survey
Quality of relationships with colleagues
The freedom to adapt my work schedule
The “Creativity” value is well embodied
The working hours
Quality of relationships with people outside the company
What I do in my job
The usefulness of my job
The responsibilities I am given
What does ABL’s compensation system look like?
ABL provides our employees with many benefits (including excellent health insurance) and an attractive pay structure that combines a fixed salary, a variable component based on individual and collective performance, and profit-sharing bonuses.
What does ABL’s working environment look like?
We have made quality of life at work a priority by offering our employees flexible schedules based on a fixed daily rate. This encourages autonomy and supports work-life balance.
Our empowering and caring management model is horizontal, with a streamlined hierarchical structure that fosters quick and easy decision-making and encourages collaboration between departments. Initiative, autonomy, and versatility are critical to our organization.
Each year, we outline a QWL (Quality of Work Life) action plan to review and constantly improve our practices. Each site has a community of QWL ambassadors, the “Happy Committee,” to organize events and boost cohesion.
What are ABL’s commitments?
As a people-centered company, relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We make sure to provide our employees with a caring and fulfilling work environment, regardless of their gender. This has led, for the 2nd consecutive year, to an outstanding gender equality index of 99/100.
We help employees build their career path through individual development plans (training, internal development, and mobility within ABL and other Institut Mérieux entities, etc.).
In 2021, we had an internal mobility rate of 14%.
Lastly, we are proud to support causes we believe in: for example, we are a member of “Entreprise des Possibles,” a group of socially conscious companies through which our employees can volunteer during working hours or donate their paid leave.