PerkinElmer is joining forces with global laboratory supply and distribution company VWR International to develop a joint service offering. The deal was established between VWR and OneSource®, a component of PerkinElmer’s analytical sciences and laboratory services business.
The combined solution will provide multivendor maintenance and qualification service across a spectrum of laboratory equipment from pipettes and pH meters, serviced by VWR, to multicomponent analytical instrumentation such as LC/MS/MS, serviced by OneSource.
“Our goal is to reduce customers’ service and maintenance costs while increasing scientific productivity,” comments Dusty Tenney, president of analytical sciences and laboratory services, PerkinElmer. “Through this agreement with VWR, we have created a service solution that addresses a wide range of laboratory equipment for optimum cost savings, service-model simplification, and lab productivity.”
PerkinElmer OneSource provides an integrated suite of laboratory services for high-end equipment and instrumentation, including corrective and preventive maintenance, qualification, calibration, relocation, and asset disposition. OneSource reportedly has over 300,000 analytical and life-science laboratory assets under contract worldwide.
VWR says that it has over 6,500 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock and maintain their labs. The VWR services team includes field and lab technicians with expertise in a range of corrective and preventive maintenance, calibration, validation, asset management, and compliance services for general laboratory equipment.
The agreement follows a deal made in August 2009 between PerkinElmer and VWR, where PerkinElmer spectroscopy and chromatography consumables and minor accessories would be made available through VWR.