Airgas and Biologics Modular Announce Marketing Agreement to Provide Modular Research Suites for Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Customers

Thu Nov 8, 2012 4:05pm EST

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Airgas and Biologics Modular Announce Marketing Agreement to Provide Modular Research Suites for Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Customers

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) and Biologics Modular, LLC today jointly announced a three-year marketing, sales, and service agreement to provide modular facilities to serve as self-contained bio-repositories, bio-manufacturing sites, and research suites for health service providers, educational facilities, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Airgas will provide the specialty gases and equipment, cryogenic liquids and freezers, and laboratory design services while Biologics Modular will manufacture, fit out, and deliver the modular suites and provide site preparation.

“Many of our customers recognize the need to expand their life science assets but may have budget or facility constraint issues,” said Todd Morris, Airgas vice-president – university and laboratory markets. “The Biologics Modular platform enables us to provide a flexible, cost-effective solution. Self-contained modular suites fully outfitted with the necessary equipment and gases or cryogenics serve as a viable short-term, and in some cases, permanent, solution.”

“Partnering with a company of the caliber of Airgas allows us to expand our sales and marketing to a larger channel of research, laboratory and pharmaceutical manufacturers,” said Clark H. Byrum, Jr., President and CEO of Biologics Modular. “Their experience with leading research institutions and life science companies, coupled with our innovative facilities platform, provides access to a broader array of solutions for our customers. We look forward to working with Airgas and their life science team in delivering a combined facility solution to our customers.”

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

About Biologics Modular

Headquartered in Brownsburg, IN, Biologics Modular, LLC designs, manufactures, and sells modular facilities to serve as self-contained bio-repositories, bio-manufacturing suites, and research suites to health science service providers, educational facilities, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.biologicsmodular.com.

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For Airgas:
Media Contact:
Doug Sherman, 610-902-6270
doug.sherman@airgas.com
or
For Biologics Modular:
Media Contact:
Clark Byrum, 317-456-9191
cbyrum@biologicsmodular.com

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