Providers consolidate as VWR acquires MESM

By Melissa Fassbender contact

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ISO9001-certified MESM supports clinical trials in more than 80 countries. (Image: iStock/JerryB7)
ISO9001-certified MESM supports clinical trials in more than 80 countries. (Image: iStock/JerryB7)

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VWR has acquired MESM in order to provide customers with end-to-end product and supply chain solutions.

Radnor, Pennsylvania-headquartered VWR provides product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.

MESM is headquartered in Chorley, UK and has a second facility in Lakeland, Florida.  The company provides laboratory and medical equipment and ancillary supplies to clinical trials across the globe.

Manuel Brocke-Benz, President and CEO of VWR, commented that MESM is “valued by many​” pharmaceutical customers and contract research organizations (CROs), including existing VWR customers.

"Their focus on equipment supply and excellence in supply chain further complements VWR's growing service offering as a part of VWRCATALYST, allowing us to better serve our customers in achieving their goals by providing end-to-end product and supply chain solutions​," he said in the press release.

MESM is ISO9001 certified and supports clinical trials in more than 80 countries with services including, equipment sourcing, technical advice and product training, logistics services including import/export compliance, pre-shipment configuration and calibration, in-study equipment servicing and technical support and end-of-study equipment reporting, decommissioning and removal.

Financial details of the acquisition were not released.

VWR is not providing any additional comments on the acquisition at this time.

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