The huge demand for glass vials for packaging coronavirus reagents.
In December 2019, 27 residents, mostly stallholders at the city’s Huanan Seafood Market, had fallen ill with an unknown virus. A week later they confirmed that 44 patients were infected with the virus. The virus was isolated from a patient several days later and the genetic sequence was made available to the WHO; in the interim, the virus was named Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and was then subsequently named COVID-19. Later investigations reported that individuals from Hubei province may have shown symptoms as early as November 2019. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans and also not been previously detected before the outbreak was reported in China. The virus shows ~79% identity at the sequence level to SARS coronavirus and genomic sequencing has shown that it is most closely related to beta coronaviruses of bat origin, suggesting that these animals are the likely reservoir hosts for this emerging viral pathogen (Lu et al., 2020).
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19，there is a huge demand for the test reagent. So the glass vials are the best option for packaging the reagent. Low borosilicate glass or Neutral borosilicate glass vials, which can protect the reagent properly. Meantime, there will be a huge demand for vaccine vials.