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5 Sep 2011

VWR International Acquires Italian Lab Products Supplier

Laboratory supplier VWR International has acquired Italy's International PBI, a supplier of laboratory equipment and products.

VWR International, a global laboratory supplier, has acquired Milan-based International PBI, a supplier of laboratory equipment and products, with particular expertise in the microbiology field.


International PBI represents several brands, in addition to its own product portfolio, and serves a range of markets, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and clinical.


"International PBI's business and strong technical capabilities are a great complement to VWR's European operations, allowing us to expand our operations in Italy and deliver the best of both companies to our customers," said Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's senior vice president and managing director of Europe.


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