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VWR International acquires LabPartner

5th August 2011

VWR International has announced the acquisition of LabPartner, subject to regulatory approval.

Based in Shanghai, LabPartner provides research and development services, lab equipment, reagents and consumables.

Its premium products and integrated solutions support the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sectors in China and have a particular focus on chemical distribution.

Explaining the acquisition, VWR stated LabPartner's infrastructure will complement its existing footprint in the Asia Pacific region and help it to fulfil orders from local and global customers.

The company also reasserted its commitment to expansion by increasing the scope of its current operations and purchasing select rivals.

Eddy Wu, VWR's senior vice-president and president of Asia Pacific, said: "We are excited to add LabPartner's complementary business to VWR's global laboratory supply and distribution business."

The news comes in the wake of the company's acquisition of BioExpress, a distributor in the education, biotechnology and government market segments that was founded back in 1985.

BioExpress's international brands include its private label GeneMate product. ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800691601-ADNFCR

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