PerkinElmer Expands Distribution Channel


PerkinElmer Expands Distribution Channel for Spectroscopy and Chromatography Instrumentation Consumables and Minor Accessories with VWR International, LLC

Consolidated purchasing option streamlines ordering of PerkinElmer offerings for lab professionals

Shelton, Conn. - PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, and VWR International, LLC, a global laboratory supply and distribution company, have signed an expanded distribution agreement. Working with VWR through this new agreement provides broader and more streamlined ordering options for PerkinElmer's analytical consumables and minor accessories to the Company's clients in the academic, pharmaceutical, and analytical testing markets in North America.

For scientists and lab technicians that require the performance and reliability of PerkinElmer-approved consumables and accessories for their PerkinElmer instruments, the new agreement brings greater convenience and efficiency to the ordering process.

The agreement provides laboratory professionals with increased access to thousands of PerkinElmer consumable products and accessories, including PerkinElmer's analytical instrumentation portfolio of Spectroscopy and Chromatography solutions.

"In today's busy, cost-conscious laboratory environment, PerkinElmer is focused on providing superior service to customers by offering easy and effective access to our consumables and accessories," said Andrea Beccari, vice president, Consumables, PerkinElmer. "While customers have always been able to find us through our sales and service professionals and through the web, offering our solutions through VWR's world class distribution process offers even more convenience and options."

In addition to a complete line of PerkinElmer inorganic, chromatography and materials characterization consumables, customers of VWR will also be able to order both FT-IR and UV/Vis spectroscopy solutions from PerkinElmer, including the LAMBDATM XLS and LAMBDATM Bio spectrophotometers.

With 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. VWR has more than 6,500 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe and Asia stock and maintain their labs. For more information, or to order PerkinElmer products, contact VWR by phone at 1-800-932-5000 or by visiting www.vwr.com.

About PerkinElmer, Inc.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The Company reported revenue of almost $2 billion in 2008, has approximately 8,500 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

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