VWR International, LLC Acquires AMRESCO Inc.

By Vwr International Llc, PRNE
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Acquisition Provides VWR Life Science Customers Even Greater Choice and Value

RADNOR, Pennsylvania, February 2, 2011 - VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory
supplies and services, announced today that it has acquired AMRESCO Inc., a
manufacturer and supplier of high quality biochemicals and reagents for
Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Proteomics, Clinical and Histology areas of
research and production.

"This is just one example of VWR's strategic investments in delivering
world-class solutions and services that accelerate science," said John M.
, Chairman, President and CEO of VWR. "This acquisition expands VWR's
product portfolio in the growing and critical life science arena."

Matt Malenfant, VWR Senior Vice President and President of North America,
Lab Business and Services, said, "We welcome the addition of AMRESCO into the
VWR family and we look forward to including them as a valued supplier to the
VWR distribution channel. AMRESCO's expertise plays well with our increased
focus on chemical and life science applications and will provide our
customers greater choice and value."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

Founded in 1976 and based in Solon, Ohio, AMRESCO supplies standard and
custom products to the Diagnostics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and
Research Specialty Chemicals customers.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a
global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in
excess of $3.5 billion in 2009. VWR enables the advancement of the world's
most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified
product line to most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies,
as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With 150
years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution
network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning
the globe. VWR has over 6,500 associates around the world working to
streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock
and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by
providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply
chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit
www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, LLC, Radnor Corporate
Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

Valerie Collado, Director, Corporate Communications, VWR International, LLC, +1-484-885-9338, Valerie_collado at vwr.com

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