VWR International Announces Global Expansion of Online eMolecules Offering

The company offers customers a convenient source to search and order compounds

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services, today announces the expansion of the VWR Building Blocks Portal solution, enabling customers from over 15 countries to utilize eMolecules powerful chemical structure search engine to source compounds on vwr.com.

Made possible by an agreement with eMolecules, VWR launched the VWR Building Blocks Portal late last year in the UK to help its customers source novel compounds with a few mouse clicks.  The Portal will now be available to a number of countries across Europe and in the U.S. 

VWR's product and service solutions, combined with eMolecules' data and chemical sourcing expertise, deliver a streamlined search, source and order process for chemical building blocks.  VWR customers now have access to over 650,000 unique building block compounds from over 160 global manufacturers totaling over 2.5 million SKUs. 

"VWR strives to provide a better experience for our customers," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, President & CEO.  "By combining their lab supplies with building block compounds in one shopping cart, the VWR Building Blocks Portal reduces search time and streamlines the procurement process, enabling customers worldwide to focus on discovery."

About VWR International, LLC 
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific stock and maintain their facilities. 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, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

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