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VWR International, LLC Acquires AMRESCO Inc.

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, announced today that it has acquired AMRESCO Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of high quality biochemicals and reagents for Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Proteomics, Clinical and Histology areas of research and production.

"This is just one example of VWR's strategic investments in delivering world-class solutions and services that accelerate science," said John M. Ballbach, Chairman, President and CEO of VWR.  "This acquisition expands VWR's product portfolio in the growing and critical life science arena."

Matt Malenfant, VWR Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Business and Services, said, "We welcome the addition of AMRESCO into the VWR family and we look forward to including them as a valued supplier to the VWR distribution channel.  AMRESCO's expertise plays well with our increased focus on chemical and life science applications and will provide our customers greater choice and value."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

Founded in 1976 and based in Solon, Ohio, AMRESCO supplies standard and custom products to the Diagnostics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Research Specialty Chemicals customers.

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 $3.5 billion in 2009.  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 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 6,500 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, 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.

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