VWR International, LLC
Feb 3, 2015

VWR Acquires National Biochemicals

Acquisition Expands VWR's Custom Biochemical Manufacturing Capabilities

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, announced today that it has acquired National Biochemicals (NBC), a full service raw material manufacturer and supplier to the biochemical industry. This acquisition will enhance VWR's growing custom chemical and biochemical manufacturing portfolio, building upon previous successful acquisitions in this segment.

"We continue to make targeted, strategic investments that give VWR access to the high growth biochemical industry, allowing us to more effectively leverage our infrastructure, and to provide enhanced solutions for our customers," said Manuel Brocke-Benz, President and CEO of VWR.  "NBC's manufacturing expertise, process capabilities, high quality facilities, and advanced product portfolio strengthens our position in the biotech, pharmaceutical, cell culture and diagnostics industries."

Based in Twinsburg and Aurora, Ohio and founded in 1992, NBC manufactures and supplies molecular biology reagents, multi-compendial chemicals, and biotechnology and diagnostic biochemicals to customers internationally.  NBC supports customers' research, development and manufacturing processes in the biotech, pharmaceutical, cell culture media and medical diagnostic industries.

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR  

VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, PA, is a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2013. VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized laboratories and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has more than 8,500 associates working to streamline the way scientists, medical professionals and production engineers stock and manage their businesses. In addition, VWR supports its customers by providing other value-added service offerings, research support, laboratory services and operations services.

For more information about VWR, visit www.vwr.com.

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