NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that VWR Corporation (Nasdaq:VWR), a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, commenced trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market on October 2, 2014.
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VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized laboratories and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has more than 8,500 associates working to streamline the way scientists, medical professionals and production engineers stock and manage their businesses. In addition, VWR supports its customers by providing value-added service offerings, research support, laboratory services and operations services.
"VWR's industry-leading portfolio of over 3 million branded, private label and internally manufactured products supports their 120,000 worldwide customers to enable science every day," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, Corporate Client Group, Nasdaq. "We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with VWR in the future and we congratulate them on their successful initial public offering."
By listing with Nasdaq, VWR joins some of the world's largest and most revolutionary healthcare companies. Nasdaq has been the exchange of choice to 93 percent of healthcare companies that have listed on the U.S. markets year-to-date in 2014.
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