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EPL Archives launch state-of-the-art biorepository facility

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MESM is delighted to celebrate with EPL Archives.

Focussing on providing secure storage and preserving materials from a broad range of research sectors, EPL Archives is an ideal partner for equipment sourcing strategies and delivery programmes. Alongside Therapak, MESM and EPL Archives form the Clinical and Biorepository Services of VWR, part of Avantor. Together, they represent a unique group of experts dedicated to optimizing the progress of clinical operations, offering meticulous care of samples, whole product lifecycle support, and configurable kit manufacturing. 

The new biorepository facility which was opened by EPL Archives this month, spans a 24-acre campus and will enable EPL to expand the resources and reach available to their clients. The first facility opening on this campus offers over 155,000 square feet of new storage capacity, designed to support the full spectrum of EPL professional biorepository services. This is a fantastic advance for EPL which perfectly demonstrates the progressive goals of all VWR partners.

"Our new facility in Leesburg is designed and maintained to the highest standards in the archival and biorepository industry," said Ulf Kepper, EVP, Services for Avantor.  "It will provide nearly 1.5 million cubic feet of additional secure and environmentally controlled storage capacity, as well as expansive temperature critical environments, to support our customers." 

About EPL Archives

EPL provides secure storage and preservation of research and manufacturing material derived from investments in basic research, discovery, non-clinical, clinical, and manufacturing of regulated products.

For 40 years, EPL has served as the industry benchmark for consolidation, preservation, and management of a wide variety of research and manufacturing material. EPL has been successful in reducing risk, removing stress and boosting their customer's efficiency with harmonized processes in state-of-the-art, purpose-built storage and archival facilities around the world. EPL was acquired by VWR in March 2017 to enhance its VWRCATALYST Services division.

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About VWR

In 2017 VWR was acquired by Avantor as a wholly-owned subsidiary. VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government, and healthcare industries. The combined company is a trusted end-to-end partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to post-delivery evaluation. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million branded and manufactured products, VWR enable customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. VWR, which includes MESM, EPL and Therapak, works to set science in motion to create a better world. For more information visit or