VWR Buys Manufacturing Firms

Radnor, PA 11/3/16—VWR, a provider of solutions to lab and production customers, has acquired two companies. The company has purchased Missouri-based Reliable Biopharmaceutical, a provider of high quality APIs and high purity ingredients for the biopharmaceutical industry. VWR has also purchased BioArra, a producer of serum-based products for cellular research and production applications. Based in Pennsylvania, BioArra offers semi-processed serum.

The acquisitions further add to VWR’s portfolio of self-manufactured products and specialty chemicals, which it has expanded over the years through acquisitions. As the company stated in its quarterly conference call, VWR provides the distribution channels to further grow Reliable and BioArra. VWR expects to spend $145 million this year on acquisitions.

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