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29.06.2017

GATC Biotech’s Sanger sequencing services receive Platinum Seal of Quality from SelectScience

Constance, Germany, June 29, 2017: GATC Biotech, Europe’s leading sequencing service provider, was pleased to receive the platinum SelectScience® Seal of Quality for its two Sanger sequencing services, SUPREMERUN and LIGHTRUN for the year 2017. The seals recognise the products that consistently receive the highest ratings on the independent science review website, SelectScience.

The Seals of Quality are awarded to only 0.1% of the products posted on the SelectScience website. The selection is based on strict criteria based on the quantity of reviews a product has received, as well as the average rating of the customer feedback. This year, SelectScience has awarded four levels of seals, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, to 29 companies. GATC Biotech is this year’s only recipient of the Platinum Seal of Quality.

“We are incredibly excited to receive this honour not just from SelectScience, but also from the reviewers who take the time to go on the website and leave their feedback,” said Detlef Janssen, Head of Marketing & Communications at GATC Biotech. “The Seal is especially important to us, as it serves as peer validation of the quality of our Sanger sequencing services. It is a fantastic feeling for our team to be acknowledged for their daily efforts in delivering high quality Sanger sequencing reads with fast turnaround times to many satisfied customers in Europe and the world.”

GATC Biotech’s LIGHTRUN service offers Sanger sequencing of DNA samples pre-mixed with primer. The SUPREMERUN service is ideal for more challenging templates and offers access to the company’s comprehensive list of universal primers. Both services can be used for sequencing of single samples in tubes to many samples in plates. Data delivery, most frequently of sequencing reads exceeding 1,000 nucleotides in Phred20 quality, is usually in less than 24 hours after sample submission.

GATC Biotech looks forward to receiving the Platinum Seal of Quality for its Sanger sequencing services in 2018 as well, and hopes to add the company’s next-generation sequencing services to the list of acknowledged products.

About GATC Biotech

GATC Biotech is Europe’s leading sequencing services provider with more than 10,000 customers from academia, industry and healthcare worldwide. As a renowned brand, GATC Biotech offers all leading sequencing technologies in its own laboratories. The company’s proprietary workflows deliver ready-for-diagnostics results backed by ISO 17025 accreditation. From Sanger to nextgeneration sequencing, GATC Biotech offers unmatched flexibility for any kind of genomics such as transcriptome, epigenome, exome or whole genome analysis.

Please visit www.gatc-biotech.com for more information on genomic innovation – Made in Germany.

Contact GATC Biotech

Mr. Detlef Janssen

GATC Biotech AG

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 81 60 4154

d.janssen@remove-this.gatc-biotech.com