GATC Biotech is the first sequencing service provider in Germany with Illumina CSProTM certification

Constance, Germany, (PresseBox) - GATC Biotech is the first sequencing service provider in Germany to successfully complete the CSProTM certification process carried out by Illumina Inc. The CSProTM certificate (Certified Service Provider Program) is awarded to service providers all over the world which offer the highest data and service quality in the fields of Next Generation sequencing, genotyping or expression profiling.

As part of a two-stage certification process for Next Generation sequencing with the Genome Analyzer IIx, the laboratories in Constance and the sequencing data generated were subjected to extensive tests. In the future, this quality certificate will be confirmed by annual audits and supplemented with additional training measures.

As a CSProTM certified service provider, the European market leader GATC Biotech can immediately have preferential access to the latest technical developments, platforms and upgrades from Illumina Inc. This allows extremely rapid advancement of applications and extended solutions for individual sequencing projects which directly profit the customers.

GATC Biotech AG

With 19 years' experience, GATC Biotech is a leading provider of DNA sequencing services and bioinformatics software for industry and academia worldwide.

GATC Biotech offers complete sequencing solutions, from sample prep to high throughput genome sequencing and bioinformatics. It is the only company in Europe that uses all leading high throughput sequencing technologies, the ABI 3730XL(TM) , Illumina Genome Analyzer(TM) and Roche GS FLX(TM) , providing the flexibility to tailor programs to meet customer requirements. The sequencing services are complemented by a range of innovative bioinformatics software including Lasergene(TM) (DNA sequence analysis software), GenVision (visualization software), ArrayStar (microarray gene expression analysis software) and SeqMan NGen (Next Generation sequence assembly software) by DNASTAR Inc..

Headquartered in Constance, Germany, GATC Biotech has more than 100 employees and serves over 10,000 customers in 40 countries. The company has subsidiaries in France, the UK and Sweden.

GATC Biotech is privately owned and has been ISO-certified since 1997.

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