Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

GATC Biotech to Open Additional Sequencing Lab in Germany for Sanger Services


This article was originally published Nov. 17.

GATC Biotech said earlier this month that it will open a second sequencing laboratory in Germany to serve customers in Northern Germany and adjacent countries.

The new lab will be located in the Life Science Center in Düsseldorf and will start operations on Jan. 4.

A company spokesperson told In Sequence that the lab will be equipped with Applied Biosystems 3730xl capillary electrophoresis sequencers and will offer "NightXpress" sequencing services for single samples with a turnaround time of 12 to 16 hours.

The company decided to open the lab, which will run both day and night shifts, so it could be closer to customers in Northern Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

It will complement GATC's existing sequencing facilities at its headquarters in Constance, Germany, and in London.

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.