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16 October 2018

EPL Archives Launch State-of-the-Art Biorepository Facility

Focusing on providing secure storage and preserving materials from a broad range of research sectors, EPL Archives is a partner for equipment sourcing strategies and delivery programmes.

Alongside Therapak, MESM and EPL Archives form the clinical and biorepository services of VWR, part of Avantor. Together, they represent a unique group of experts dedicated to optimising the progress of clinical operations, offering meticulous care of samples, whole product lifecycle support and configurable kit manufacturing.

A new biorepository facility was opened by EPL Archives this month, spanning a 24-acre campus. The new facility will enable EPL to expand the resources and reach available to their clients.

The first facility opening on this campus offers more than 155,000ft2 of new storage capacity, designed to support a full spectrum of EPL professional biorepository services. This is an advance for EPL which demonstrates the progressive goals of all VWR partners.

EVP of Services for Avantor Ulf Kepper said: “Our new facility in Leesburg is designed and maintained to the highest standards in the archival and biorepository industry.

“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.”

About EPL Archives

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.

For 40 years, EPL has served as the industry benchmark for consolidation, preservation, and management of a wide variety of research and manufacturing material.

EPL has been successful in reducing risk, removing stress and boosting its customer’s efficiency with harmonised processes in state-of-the-art, purpose-built storage and archival facilities worldwide. EPL was acquired by VWR in March 2017 to enhance its VWRCATALYST Services division.

About VWR

In 2017, VWR was acquired by Avantor as a wholly-owned subsidiary. VWR serves as a global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government, as well as healthcare industries.

The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to post-delivery evaluation. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, VWR enables customer success through innovation, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) production and comprehensive service offerings.

VWR includes MESM, EPL and Therapak.

Industry commentators have claimed that we could be entering a clinical trial equipment rental age.
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