VWR International purchases United Biochemicals

United Biochemicals manufactures buffers and biochemicals for research, development and manufacturing processes

VWR International, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services, has extended its capabilities in the life sciences industry by acquiring United Biochemicals for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Sanborn, New York, US and founded in 1996, United Biochemicals manufactures high purity buffers and biochemicals for research, development and manufacturing processes to biotech, pharmaceutical, cell culture media and medical diagnostic industries.

President and CEO of VWR Manuel Brocke-Benz, said: ‘United Biochemicals is a strong compliment to VWR’s growing life sciences portfolio.

‘United Biochemicals’ manufacturing expertise, combined with VWR’s existing platform of chemical manufacturing assets, enhances our current offering to our biotech and pharmaceutical customers and strengthens our position in the industry.’

Fayyaz Hussain, President of United Biochemicals, added: ‘This acquisition will allow United Biochemicals to leverage VWR's global sales and marketing organization to grow our business.’