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Laboratory and Production Support

Laboratory and Production Support

VWRCATALYST can help your scientists focus solely on research — the nucleus of innovation and discovery. Our trained associates perform operational tasks to support efficiency in the lab or production area.

Our managed services model includes systems and processes that have been developed, and continue to evolve, to directly support the growth of your business.

We offer standard operating procedures (SOPs), service level agreements, and key performance indicator (KPI) metrics so you can measure your return on investment. And you’ll benefit from our structured Lean Six Sigma consulting methodology, which can help you improve scientific and lab management processes.

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Solutions Preparation (Media, Buffers, and Mobile Phase)

Includes preparation of all media from start to finish according to protocols; quality control (pH, osmolality, conductivity, color, etc.); recording of data; product labeling and toxicological hazard labeling; aliquoting samples; and preparing special types of media under a hood to avoid cross-contamination.

Sample Management

Includes receiving, packing, preparing, tracking, and shipping samples, ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and transport regulations (air, road, and sea).

Gas Cylinder Management

Includes monitoring status and filling of gas bottles, exchanging empty bottles, controlling stock, and reordering in accordance with local Environmental, Health and Safety procedures.

Dry Ice Replenishment

Includes ordering and replenishment of dry-ice containers according to demand and Environmental, Health and Safety procedures.


Includes daily collection and control of items to be autoclaved; recording of autoclaving activities in corresponding log books; emptying of autoclave, observing appropriate hazard prevention; and disposal of waste.

Glass Washing

Includes collection of dirty glassware from laboratory collection points; washing of glassware in accordance with cleaning guidelines and manufacturer recommendations; return of cleaned glassware to laboratories; performance of purity tests; maintenance of washing machine to ensure pH neutrality and prevention of residue; and inspection and QC to ensure glass is free of chips and/or excessive abrasion. Can be decentralized (washing machines in multiple labs) or centralized (one central glass washing room).

Safety Services

Includes chemical inventory management, periodic safety equipment checks, safety station maintenance and stocking, workplace inspections, and lab records compliance and archiving support.