VWR International, LLC Acquires Netherlands-Based Omnilabo International B.V.

    WEST CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 6 /CNW/ -- VWR International, LLC, a leading
supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today announced that it
has acquired Omnilabo International B.V., a Netherlands-based laboratory
supply distributor.  Omnilabo has 42 employees based in the Netherlands and
    Manuel Brocke-Benz, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of VWR's
European Operations, said, "The acquisition of Omnilabo is a great fit with
our Dutch and European distribution operations. Omnilabo is recognized for its
considerable expertise in the clinical and laboratory consumables segments,
among other areas, which complements our distribution coverage in the
Netherlands, Belgium and throughout Europe. We are very pleased and excited to
expand our team with a group of very talented associates who we expect will
make an immediate impact on future growth."
    About Omnilabo International B.V.
    Located in Breda, NL, Omnilabo was founded in 1979 in the Netherlands and
since 2003 has been owned by Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. The business
has been engaged throughout its history in the distribution of laboratory and
clinical consumables, life science reagents and chromatography products.
Omnilabo offers a strong, recognized brand name among healthcare,
environmental and industrial scientific customers, in both the public and
private sectors. Omnilabo offers a wide portfolio of value-added services in
addition to distribution of products and prides itself on its value
proposition of providing a "Flexible, Reliable and Personal" service to its
    About VWR International, LLC
    VWR International is a leader in the global research laboratory industry
with worldwide sales of $3.3 billion US dollars. VWR's business is highly
diversified across products and services, geographic regions and customer
segments. The company offers products from a wide range of manufacturers, to a
large number of customers primarily in North America, Europe and other
locations. VWR's principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology,
chemical, technology, clinical, food processing and consumer product
companies, universities and research institutes, governmental agencies,
environmental testing organizations, and primary and secondary schools. VWR
distributes a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware and
plasticware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel,
production and safety products, and other life science and laboratory products
and supplies. VWR supports its customers by providing storeroom management,
product procurement, supply chain systems integration, technical services and
laboratory bench top delivery. VWR maintains operations in over 20 countries
and employs over 6,000 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in
West Chester, Pennsylvania. VWR-F
    For more information on VWR International, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit
www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, 1310 Goshen Parkway, P.O. Box 2656,
West Chester, PA 19380-0906.
    VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

For further information:

For further information: Ted Pulkownik of VWR International, LLC, 
+1-610-429-2791, ted_pulkownik@vwr.com Web Site: http://www.vwr.com

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