RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR, acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary and a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, officially set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
During the Supplier Awards event at its annual American Sales Conference in Orlando, Florida, a total of 1,139 employees and suppliers participated by sporting a white lab coat, goggles and gloves while holding various scientific items. VWR needed to exceed the previous record of 893 participants set in August 2017.
"We are always looking for engaging ways to promote science with our employees and what better way than partnering with our suppliers to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title," said Mark McLoughlin, EVP, Americas for VWR, part of Avantor. "We would like to thank everyone who participated in helping us to set the new title of Largest gathering of people dressed as scientists while bringing attention to the important field of science."
Acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, we enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit www.settingscienceinmotion.com or vwr.com.
VWR, part of Avantor