BDH Prolabo Chemicals

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BDH.  Its a brand you can trust…

The BDH brand has been a dominant feature of scientific research, analysis and production in the UK and globally for over a century.  During this time BDH chemicals have been produced in England, Germany, France and Belgium.

The BDH Prolabo® brand is VWR’s own wide range of laboratory and industrial chemicals with guaranteed high quality, detailed specifications, safe packaging and excellent service offering great value for money. The products supplied range from technical reagents to high purity chemicals for trace analysis.

VWR’s BDH range includes:

  • chemicals
  • reagents
  • standards
  • microbiology media

specialist catalogue available for this range

Request your copy from MCL or ask our chemical experts about the product that interests you.  See below.

  • Analytical salts, acids, bases and solvents
  • Analytical solutions
  • Anhydrous
  • Biochemicals
  • Cell diagnostic reagents
  • Detergents
  • Deuterated
  • Electrophoresis reagents
  • GC solvents
  • General purpose acids, salts, bases and solvents
  • HPLC solvents, buffers and reagents
  • Molecular biology
  • Reag. Ph. Eur.
  • Reagents and mixtures for the oil industry
  • Reagents and standards
  • Silica gel
  • Spectroscopy solvents, reagents and standards
  • Technical grade chemicals
  • Trace analysis acids and high purity salts
  • Trace analysis reagents and standards

An impressive timeline

2013 – VWR acquire LABOnord, manufacturers of the Q Path range of pathology chemicals and consumables.

2012 – The new VWR Chemicals brand is launched;

2007 – BDH and Prolabo brands merge

2007 – Madison Dearborn Partners acquire VWR International

2004 – CD&R acquire VWR International from Merck

2002 – Company name changes to VWR International Ltd

2000 – Company name changes to Merck Eurolab Ltd

1999 – Merck acquire VWR Scientific Products, USA

1991/8 – BDH production moves to Merck, Darmstadt

1991 – Company starts trading as Merck Ltd

1978 – Merck acquire BDH Chemials Division from Glaxo

1968 – Glaxo acquire BDH

1966 – Gurr microscopy chemicals acquired by BDH

1946 – BDH Chemicals Division re-locates to Poole, Dorset

1934 – Launch of AnalaR range of analytical reagents

1909 – Creation of British Drug Houses (BDH), London


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