Waters’ latest product launch will supercharge the role of mass spectrometry research in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Scientists can now directly quantify specific viral NCAP peptides in a highly reproducible manner with the Waters SARS-CoV-2 LC-MS Kit (RUO), allowing breakthrough research of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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.