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VWR International, LLC Acquires BioExpress Corp.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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Increasing VWR's Momentum in the Education and Government Market Segments

RADNOR, Pa., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, announced today that it acquired the business of BioExpress Corp.

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

Founded in 1985, BioExpress is a well-respected distributor in the education, biotechnology and government market segments, and offers over 200 well-known, multi-national brands, including its private label brand, GeneMate.  

"BioExpress has built a loyal customer base by offering high quality products, exceptional customer care and sound business execution," said Matt Malenfant, VWR's Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Business.  "Acquiring BioExpress supports VWR's overall growth strategy by expanding customer relationships and strengthening VWR's position in key education and government market segments."

BioExpress will continue to operate as an independent entity with a continued focus on value for its customers and suppliers. Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $3.6 billion in 2010. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With over 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 7,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, LLC, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

SOURCE VWR International, LLC

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