Critical SARS-CoV-2 PCR based diagnostics have not been immune to the supply chain disruptions so common during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the biggest disruption for PCR based testing was RNA extraction kits, enzymes and PCR primers have been affected as well. At Waters, we’ve kept a close eye on the role that high-quality preparative HPLC columns play in the PCR primer and probe supply chain. As we forge ahead through this pandemic and beyond, we will continue to help ensure adequate quality and supply of PCR primers and probes for diagnostics and routine use.
Waters Innovation Response Team gathered quickly in March 2020 to support the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting the expertise contained within Waters to the global fight against SARS-CoV-2. Learn more about the impact of the Waters Innovation Response Team over the past year.