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VWR International Links IBM computers, GeneSifter Software in Distribution Bundle

NEW YORK, June 23 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientific supplies distributor VWR International today announced its VWR In Silico program, a product bundle of IBM computers and VizX Labs' GeneSifter microarray data analysis software, and other products.

 

The program is to be available this month, according to a statement by VWR International of West Chester, Pa., a large distributor of scientific supplies.

 

The company did not disclose pricing details on the offering, but said that the program will include "exclusive pricing and other benefits."

 

VWR has inked other distribution agreements this year, including a pact in May with Bruker Daltonik, a subsidiary of Bruker BioSciences, to jointly market certain bench-top mass spectrometers in Europe; and with MDS Sciex in March to sell, market, and support MDS Sciex's spin columns and  protein markers in the US and Canada.

 

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