We Set Science in Motion.

Our Common Future Begins Now.

From breakthrough discovery to agile delivery of innovative products and services, a new day has begun for Avantor and VWR. On November 21, 2017, Avantor and VWR joined together as one company with a shared vision: to be a trusted partner to our customers, supporting their goals by providing discovery-to-delivery solutions for the global life sciences and advanced technology industries.

Our new company will operate under the Avantor name. The VWR brand and will remain as a selling channel. Equally important, our proven legacy brands will continue to be available through existing channels.

Our Commitment

Founded in 1904, a global manufacturer of high-purity materials for the production and research needs of customers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, aerospace & defense, and semiconductor industries.
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Founded in 1852, a global distributor with an unmatched range of laboratory products and services—millions of SKUs are available for online ordering, and comprehensive service solutions from custom kitting and manufacturing to bioprocessing are offered.
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As a single, global solutions provider, we are passionate about the potential for science. We are committed to advancing scientific discovery and providing the highest-quality materials, solutions and services to our customers through:

  • Serving as a collaborative partner who understands and can meet the unique needs of our customers
  • Leveraging our global reach to deliver all products and services on-time, safely and securely
  • Delivering the highest-quality services and solutions with a secure supply chain that spans customer needs from research to production

Integration Progress

Clear & timely communications.

We are pursuing a formal process that will combine the best of our operations into one organization. For the time being, customers can expect business as usual. There are no changes to products or quality systems (including labeling and documentation), contracts or customer and account contacts at this time. Please continue working with your Avantor and VWR representatives as you always have, and continue to use your preferred ordering channels.

Stronger Together

Our global reach encompasses advanced manufacturing, R&D and unmatched distribution resources.

Supplier for the
20 largest
pharmaceutical companies

Products shipped to
customer sites globally

Global salesforce

Significant presence on
3 continents —
8 cGMP facilities and
14 cGDP facilities

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During our integration period, please use all existing Avantor and VWR communication channels.