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

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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.

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