The Waters Chemistry Consumables team in Wexford distributes 8,000 consumable product offerings to three major distribution centers in Europe, Asia and the United States. We own the supply chain from start to finish.
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.