Governor Pat McCrory joined employees, executives and elected officials this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of bioMérieux’s new 25,500 square-foot facility in Durham. This addition to the company's existing Durham facility will help create more than 44 new jobs and allow bioMérieux to better meet the increasing global demand for detection and identification of bloodborne infections such as sepsis. The company currently employs more than 630 people at its Durham facility. In January 2013, Governor McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that the global manufacturer of patient health diagnostics solutions headquartered in France planned to create jobs, invest $48.3 million in Durham and expand its North Carolina presence. The company manufactures products for diagnosing infectious diseases and cancer screening. Their products are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.