RADNOR, Pa., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities, is excited to announce a new agreement with BIO Business Solutions through June 2023. BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. This agreement will allow VWR to continue collaborating with the 3,000 BIO Business Solutions members across North America. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
"VWR has been a proud supporter of BIO Business Solutions for over 18 years," said Mark McLoughlin, SVP and President, Americas Lab and Distribution Services. "Our solutions have supported BIO members in enhancing productivity and reducing complexity while delivering innovative products to meet their goals and enable science. We are excited to continue providing this superior service to all the BIO members."
"With this agreement, VWR will continue to be a key provider of cost savings and value to the thousands of life science companies participating in the BIO Business Solutions program," said BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood. "VWR has consistently delivered exceptional service to our members and state and regional affiliates, allowing the innovators in our industry to preserve capital and focus on the science that is transforming how we heal, fuel and feed the world. BIO is extremely pleased to extend our program with VWR, which has proven itself with 18 years of consistent growth."
BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. VWR looks forward engaging members at the BIO International Convention this June in San Francisco. Visit the BIO Member Services Pavilion, #1505 to learn more about the BIO-VWR program.
VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, PA, is the leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of approximately 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
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