VWR International to acquire Peqlab Biotechnologie

Adds reagents, consumables and instruments to support the pharma industry to portfolio

VWR International, a US-based global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services has agreed to acquire Peqlab Biotechnologie of Germany, including its subsidiaries and operations in the US, UK and Austria and manufacturing operation Clemens in Germany. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval in Germany.

No financial details have been revealed.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Erlangen, Peqlab develops, manufactures and supplies molecular and cell biology reagents, consumables and instruments to support the education, research, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and will further enhance VWR's product portfolio.

'Peqlab is recognised in Germany and beyond as a specialist distributor of life science products, including the Peqlab brand product range,' said Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's President and CEO.

'Peqlab's dedicated and specialist staff, with their focus on providing impeccable quality, will only enhance our customers' experience.' VWR International, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of US$4.1bn in 2012.

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