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.
Chromatographers sometimes find themselves challenged as they move from analytical to preparative scales. To help gain a higher-level of understanding and knowledge of purification, check out our primer.
As the interest in peptides as potential drug candidates increases, the need for basic information about the isolation and purification of these peptides also grows.