VWR International (Avantor)

VWR International is the preferred scientific supplier for UBC.

Following an extension to the previous agreement, VWR international will continue as UBC’s preferred scientific and minor lab equipment supplier until the end of 2021. The agreement helps to ensure students and faculty across UBC benefit from top quality science equipment whilst representing a significant cost saving for the university. A VWR punch-out catalogue will be set up integrating with Workday which will provide significant benefit to users.

Existing users will experience no change in services, and will continue to benefit from:

  1. Competitive and stable pricing
  2. A Core list with UBC pricing for high usage items
  3. New-lab-startup additional benefits
  4. No minimum order or ground delivery charges
  5. Extended warranty on some equipment purchases
  6. Dedicated UBC technical and support personnel and phone numbers
  7. Sustainability initiatives for products and lifecycle options
  8. Simple and secure online ordering and order tracking
  9. A range of scientific services is available through Avantor Services.

Being a major international scientific and medical supplies distributor, VWR offers timely service and competitive pricing on:

  • laboratory supplies
  • chemicals
  • glassware
  • small and major equipment
  • vivarium and healthcare supplies
  • calibration
  • lab furniture
  • other goods and services
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stirling Ultracold, and Panasonic equipment

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