Sequencing service provider GATC Biotech said last week that it plans to expand its labs at its headquarters in Konstanz, Germany, and to open a new sequencing laboratory in Cologne next year.

The expanded Konstanz site will be named the European Genome and Diagnostics Center and will house the firm's next-generation sequencing platforms, including the Illumina HiSeq 2000 and the Pacific Biosciences PacBio RS.

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