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GATC Biotech means sequencing with Europe’s leading service provider!

GATC Biotech’s service standards ensure a highest possible level of quality of all our processes. Our quality standard has been recognised by several independent bodies, such as the German Accreditation Body DAkkS. We permanently control and update our processes and regularly take part in audits for recertification.

GATC Biotech’s customers benefit from highest quality data and service standard for their research projects. As a certified service provider we ensure that our scientific methods and data quality are fully compliant with latest state-of-the-art standard. Fully automated LIMS-controlled processing pipelines guarantee efficient completion of projects and reliable turnaround times.

GATC Biotech places great emphasis on a high level of transparency in all processes and we guarantee a reliable and continuously high quality of our analysis services.

Accreditations and Certifications  

Accreditation by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS 

As the first in Europe the Next Generation Sequencing Laboratories of GATC Biotech’s Genome and Diagnostics Centre were accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS). The platforms Illumina HiSeq, Illumina MiSeq and PacBio RS II of the Next Generation Sequencing were officially accredited according to the international norm ISO 17025.

The accreditation has been official since June 2012. The Genome and Diagnostics Centre of GATC Biotech fully meets essential standards for the authority of analysis and calibration laboratories. These are DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 as well as DIN EN ISO 9001. The strict observance of these standards is monitored by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).


ISO 17025

Management Requirements

•       Documented quality management system

•       Regular internal audits for continuous improvement

•       Proprietary Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Technical Requirements

•       Validation of analysis methods

•       Participation in interlaboratory comparisons

•       Regular testing and calibration of systems

•       Continuous quality control of reagents and materials

Customer Communication

•       Documented customer communication processes (CRM)

•       Complaint management

•       Qualified and trained scientific and technical staff

•       Detailed, clear, and comprehensible reports of results

DQS Certification ISO 9001
Illumina Certified Service Provider CSPro
PacBio Certified Service Provider


As an Illumina and PacBio Certified Service Provider GATC Biotech ensures that our scientific methods and data quality are fully compliant with latest state-of-the-art standards.


GATC Biotech has more than 20 years of experience as a sequencing service provider and has provided Next Generation Sequencing solutions since 2006. The company always follows the most promising protocols and uses cutting-edge technologies and methods to offer customers the most-efficient strategy for their scientific approach. Our fully automatic processing pipelines and certified processes guarantee researchers reliable results for their analyses. We successfully serve customers from the following market segments: Academics with 48% and industries with 52% division of samples and projects, among them pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, chemical and fine chemical industries, diagnostics, agro or food industries and others.

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