VWR Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent provider of laboratory products, services, and solutions to the life science, general research, and applied markets. It offers chemicals, reagents, consumables, durable products, and scientific equipment and instruments. The company also provides custom manufacturing solutions, including buffers, reagents, and other chemicals used in biopharmaceutical and industrial applications and production processes. In addition, it offers value-added service under the VWRCATALYST brand, including sourcing and procurement, logistics, chemical, and equipment tracking and sample management, as well as scientific research support services, such as DNA extraction, bioreactor servicing, and compound management. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, chemical, environmental, food and beverage, healthcare, microelectronic, and petrochemical companies, as well as educational and governmental institutions. It operates in North, Central, and South America; and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania. The company was formerly known as VWR Investors, Inc. and changed its name to VWR Corporation in June 2014. As of June 29, 2007, VWR Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Varietal Distribution Holdings, LLC.