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MECO Named Essential Supplier for Biopharmaceutical Companies Around the World

As the world is combatting the spread of COVID-19, biopharmaceutical companies are racing to produce COVID-19 testing kits, PPE, IV fluids and other medications. In order to meet these demands, the biopharmaceutical industry relies heavily on pharmaceutical grade water purification systems.

Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 Molecular Tests

Abbott Laboratories has been a front runner, along with many other biopharmaceutical companies, to produce COVID-19 tests. The Abbott ID Now™ COVID-19 test is the company’s second test to receive Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA for COVID-19 detection. The test detects COVID-19 in  5 minutes or less. Currently they are manufacturing 5 million tests per month to meet the global demand. This test has been a critical tool for healthcare workers on the frontlines and endorsed by government entities around the world. While Abbott continues to manufacture more COVID-19 tests, they remain diligent in developing more tests to combat the virus. Most recently, Abbott has announced that their COVID-19 antibody test will be shipping to the US soon.

Supporting Our Clients

Abbott Labs and MECO have been partners for over 50 years, utilizing MECO’s water purification systems in the manufacturing of medical devices, diagnostics, generic medicines, and nutritional products. Abbott’s facilities worldwide are utilizing MECO’s vapor compression distillation systems, multiple effect distillation systems, pure steam generators, Purified Water systems and pretreatment and Reverse Osmosis systems to produce massive volumes of Purified Water (PW), Water for Injection (WFI) and Pure Steam for their manufacturing operations. Because water is a critical utility, MECO is an Essential Supplier supporting our customers in their high purity water production. We continue to forge forward in supplying our products and services to our customers while implementing the necessary safety protocols provided by the CDC and the WHO to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, community, and company operations.

About MECO

MECO is a world leader in the design and construction of engineered products for water purification serving industries where water is considered a critical utility. MECO designs and constructs proprietary machinery and systems for the biopharmaceutical industry where ultrapure water is the primary ingredient in the manufacture of drugs and medical devices. The company manufactures a broad base of desalination technologies to the offshore oil and gas industry for use on platforms, drilling rigs and remote locations. Armed forces of the United States and other countries have used MECO products since World War II.