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VWR International, LLC Acquires Jencons (Scientific) Ltd, UK

WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a leading global laboratory supply company, today announced that it has acquired Jencons (Scientific) Limited, a UK scientific laboratory supply distributor.

Jencons is one of the UK's largest suppliers of laboratory equipment and consumables with 110 employees. Based in the UK, the company also has operations in Ireland, Kenya and North America. The Company has annual revenues of approximately $46 million US dollars.

Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR Senior Vice President and Managing Director of European Operations, said, "Jencons' product line is an ideal complement to VWR's expertise in chemicals, consumables and life science products. Their emphasis on instrumentation and equipment will enhance our product and service offerings to our customers in the UK and Ireland and provide an even more attractive platform for our suppliers."

About Jencons Scientific

Founded in 1946 as a family owned and operated business, Jencons (Scientific) Limited is a distributor of laboratory equipment and consumables. Following the acquisition of the Prior Laboratory Supplies Ltd (PLS) business in the UK in 1997, the company continued to build on its technical strength in equipment and instrumentation sales and more recently opened facilities in Dublin, Ireland and Nairobi, Kenya. Jencons launched its liquid handling range in 1962 and today distributes these products globally including via operations in Bridgeville, PA.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International is a leading global laboratory supply company with worldwide sales of $3.5 billion US dollars. VWR International's business is highly diversified across products and services, geographic regions and customer segments. The company offers products from a wide range of manufacturers to a large number of customers primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. VWR International's principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial and government organizations as well as universities and schools. VWR International distributes a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products, and other life science and laboratory products and supplies. VWR International supports its customers by providing storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration, technical services, and laboratory bench top delivery. VWR International maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs over 6,500 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

For more information on VWR International, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit, or write, VWR International, 1310 Goshen Parkway, P.O. Box 2656, West Chester, PA 19380-0906.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC

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