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PerkinElmer, VWR to Offer Joint Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer's OneSource business has struck an agreement with VWR International to develop a joint lab services offering, PerkinElmer said today.

Under the agreement, the partnership will provide multi-vendor maintenance and qualification services that will enable customers to access both companies' services through one offering. OneSource will service analytical instruments such as liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry systems, and VWR will service equipment such as pipettes and pH meters.

OneSource, which is a component of the firm's Analytical Sciences and Laboratory Services business, provides a suite of lab services for high-end equipment, including corrective and preventative maintenance, qualification, calibration, relocation, and asset disposition.

"Through this agreement with VWR, we have created a service solution that addresses a wide range of laboratory equipment for optimum cost-savings, service model simplification and lab productivity," PerkinElmer's President of Analytical Sciences and Laboratory Services, Dusty Tenney, said in a statement.

The joint service will give customers access to "service engineers experienced in their respective areas through one contract," enabling them to "benefit from the associated efficiency and cost savings," Matt Malenfant, VWR's senior VP and president of the North American Lab Business, added.