Supply Chain Disruptions

This page provides ongoing information on supply chain issues that might impact your ability to acquire specific goods.  Our team continues to work with suppliers to mitigate delays.  Always plan ahead when purchasing.

August 2023

There is an industry shortage of the raw material required to make certain high use drugs. As a result, supplies are in short supply for the following drugs:

  • Fentanyl
  • Hydromorphone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Ketamine
  • Midazolam

If these specific drugs are essential for your research, plan well in advance to ensure you receive the desired quantities. Many distributors have restricted distribution, and customer accounts are now on allocation, creating frequent backorders.

January 2023

  • Liquid Helium Shortage RESOLVED: As of Jan. 23, 2023, Airgas has lifted the Force Majeure on liquid helium, and allocations have returned to 100%, based on average monthly volume from February 2021 to January 2022.

November 2022

  • Potential Dry Ice Shortage:  Dry ice from Airgas may be provided by an alternative third-party supplier due to a current production issue.  Airgas does not see this impacting any of the UC deliveries as they are striving to keep order fulfillment at 100%.   See the Airgas letter for more information.
  • Recycled Paper Shortage:  Due to a mill fire, there is a shortage of recycled paper at this time.  There will be no recycled copy paper available for the foreseeable future from any supplier. Office Depot currently has a supply that will last until about mid December. Please consider non-printing options whenever possible and feasible.  Alternative paper options are listed in the attached spreadsheet. Some of these options may be available in AggieBuy.

August 2022

  • Gases (including CO2), dry ice, and liquid helium continue to experience supply disruption.  Please plan ahead if purchases are required and continue to conserve existing product as much as possible.  There may be intermittent or delayed deliveries with these items.

May 2022

  • Plastics related to medical and lab consumables are in short supply and on allocation from most suppliers. 
  • IV fluids and liquid feed formulas are experiencing a short-term supply issue that is expected to resolve shortly. 
  • Gases, dry ice and liquid helium are experiencing supply disruption.  The issues are varied and may be due to personnel shortages, equipment shortages, or manufacturing disruptions. 

February 2022