VWR Funding has all the tools that a lab rat requires. The company, through principal operating subsidiary VWR International, LLC, is a global distributor of scientific and technical laboratory supplies, including chemicals, glassware, instruments, protective clothing, and production supplies. It also provides technical services, on-site storeroom services, and lab and furniture design and installation. With operations in roughly 25 countries, its primary customers are research labs in North America and Europe within pharmaceutical, biotech, and chemical companies, government agencies, and universities and research institutes. VWR Funding is a portfolio company of private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners.