Breaking News on Supplements, Health & Nutrition - Europe US edition | APAC edition

News > Suppliers

Read more breaking news



Merck signs food analytics deal in western Europe

By Shane Starling , 15-Apr-2014

Merck: “We will give VWR access to more Merck Millipore products...

Merck: “We will give VWR access to more Merck Millipore products..."

Pharma giant Merck’s life sciences division, Merck Millipore, has inked a new deal with a Pennsylvania-based long-time partner in microbiology services for the European food and other sectors.

The deal with VWR continues its distribution of Merck’s, “products and reagents for chemical and microbiological analysis” in food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries in western Europe where VWR has a strong distribution network.

These include functional foods and the services are also used in organic synthesis and biosciences.

“We will give VWR access to more Merck Millipore products and expect with VWR’s wide geographic coverage across Western Europe we will be able to reach a larger customer base,” said Merck Millipore chief, Robert Yates.

Since 2004 Merck Millipore worked exclusively with VWR but can now engage with other parties under the agreement that runs until the end of 2018.

Peter Schuele, president of VWR’s European lab business commented: “We enable science with our assurance of supply through an excellent logistic infrastructure and our ability to combine the chemical offering with consumables, equipment, instrumentation and our rapidly growing service business.”

“Merck Millipore is a very important part in our chemical portfolio and the high value we can bring to our customer base.”

Merck Millipore is based in Massachusetts, employs around 10,000 people, operates in 66 countries and earned €2.6 billion in 2012. German parent Merck turned over €11.1bn in 2013.

Live Supplier Webinars

Polyphenols tipped to become the way to innovate in Sports Nutrition
Orally bioavailable standardized botanical derivatives in sport nutrition: special focus on recovery in post-intense physical activities
Collagen in motion: move freely and keep your injuries in check
Leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides
Life’s too short for slow proteins. Whey proteins hydrolysates: Fast delivery for enhanced performance
Arla Foods Ingredients
What it Takes to Compete and Win in Today’s Sports Nutrition Market
Sports Nutrition Snapshot: Key regional drivers and delivery format innovations
William Reed Business Media
Gutsy performance: How can microbiome modulation help athletes and weekend warriors
William Reed Business Media
Pushing the boundaries: Where’s the line between ‘cutting edge nutrition’ and doping
William Reed Business Media
Alpha & Omega in Sports Nutrition – Using Omega 3’s and A-GPC to improve performance and recovery.
KD Pharma

On demand Supplier Webinars

High-amylose maize starch may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes: what does this qualified health claim mean?
Balancing Innovation and Risk in Sports Nutrition Ingredients
Explaining bio-hacking: is there a marketing opportunity for food companies?
William Reed Business Media
Personalized Nutrition – how an industry can take part in shaping the future of Nutrition
BASF Nutrition & Health
Find out Nutritional and ingredient lifecycle solutions and strategies!
Is the time rIpe for I-nutrition?
William Reed Business Media
The Advantage of Outsourcing Fermentation-based Manufacturing Processes
Evonik Health Care
All supplier webinars

Promotional Features