VWR expands agreement with New England Biolabs

Pennsylvania-based VWR announced Tuesday it planned to expand its distribution agreement with a company  which allows it access to a larger product portfolio in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Pennsylvania-based VWR announced Tuesday it planned to expand its distribution agreement with a company which allows it access to a larger product portfolio in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. | VWR
Pennsylvania-based VWR, which provides laboratory products, services and solutions, announced Tuesday that it has expanded its distribution agreement with New England Biolabs (NEB).

The agreement will allow VWR's customers to access NEB's products through VWR's e-business platform. Additionally, VWR will also increase its access to NEB's product portfolio and technical support throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

"The combined commitment of VWR and NEB to customer solutions and quality products will be of great value to organizations in the life science industry," said Stephan Labonte, senior vice president of marketing for VWR. "We are pleased to offer our customers access to an expanded offering, continuing our mission to provide product choice and unparalleled service to help enable science."

VWR is headquartered in Radnor, Pa., and by 2013 had worldwide sales exceeding $4.1 billion. The company offers services to laboratories and production facilities in the healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, industrial, education and government industries.

The company has more than 160 years of experience and maintains a network of thousands of specialized laboratories and facilities around the world, with over 8,500 associates.

NEB, founded in the mid-1970s, is a leading microbiology company that produces and discovers enzymes for application in the microbiology industry.