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VWR International, a global provider of laboratory supplies equipment and services, has acquired United Biochemicals Inc., based in Sanborn.

United Biochemicals, which has 47 employees, was founded in 1996 and is a supplier of high purity buffers used in biochemical research.

VWR’s headquarters are in Radnor, Pa.

“United Biochemicals’ manufacturing expertise, combined with VWR’s existing platform of chemical manufacturing assets, enhances our current offering to our biotech and pharmaceutical customers and strengthens our position in the industry,” said Manuel Brocke-Benz, president and CEO of VWR, in a release.