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VWR and EPL Open New GxP Archive & Biorepository Facility

Press Release from VWR International

RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR, part of Avantor, and EPL Archives, LLC celebrated the opening of a new 24-acre campus and purpose-built biorepository facility in Leesburg, VA. The first facility opening on this campus offers over 155,000 square feet of new storage capacity, designed to support the full spectrum of EPL professional biorepository services.

Mayor Kelly Burk joins the celebration of their new archival and biorepository facility in Leesburg, VA.

EPL provides secure storage and preservation of research and manufacturing material derived from investments in basic research, discovery, non-clinical, clinical, and manufacturing of regulated products.

"Our new facility in Leesburg is designed and maintained to the highest standards in the archival and biorepository industry," said Ulf Kepper, EVP, Services for Avantor. "It will provide nearly 1.5 million cubic feet of additional secure and environmentally controlled storage capacity, as well as expansive temperature critical environments, to support our customers."

VWR acquired EPL in March 2017 to enhance its VWRCATALYST Services division. EPL, combined with VWR's acquisitions of MESM and Therapak, forms the Clinical and Biorepository Services of VWR. Together, they represent a unique group of experts dedicated to optimizing the progress of clinical operations, offering meticulous care of samples, whole product lifecycle support, and configurable kit manufacturing.

About EPL Archives
For 40 years, EPL has served as the industry benchmark for consolidation, preservation, and management of a wide variety of research and manufacturing material – reducing risk, removing stress and boosting our customer's efficiency with harmonized processes in state-of-the-art, purpose-built storage and archival facilities around the world. EPL was acquired by VWR in March 2017.

About VWR
Acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, we enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit www.settingscienceinmotion.com or vwr.com.

Media Contact:
Valerie Collado
VWR, part of Avantor


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