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VWR International, Inc. Acquires United Biomedical


7/2/2013 9:25:01 AM

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Acquisition Extends VWR's Life Science Capabilities

RADNOR, Pa., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services, announced today that it has acquired United Biochemicals Inc.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/NY97837LOGO )

Based in Sanborn, New York and founded in 1996, United Biochemicals manufactures and supplies high purity buffers and biochemicals for research, development and manufacturing processes to biotech, pharmaceutical, cell culture media and medical diagnostic industries.

"United Biochemicals is a strong compliment to VWR's growing life sciences portfolio as VWR continues to make strategic investment into our business," said Manuel Brocke-Benz, President and CEO of VWR. "United Biochemicals' manufacturing expertise, combined with VWR's existing platform of chemical manufacturing assets, enhances our current offering to our biotech and pharmaceutical customers and strengthens our position in the industry."

"We are excited to join a trusted, global brand like VWR," shared Fayyaz Hussain, President of United Biochemicals. "This acquisition will allow United Biochemicals to leverage VWR's global sales and marketing organization to grow our business."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific stock and maintain their facilities. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

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