Editorial Article: GATC Biotech Becomes First SelectScience Platinum Seal of Quality Recipient

Sequencing services provider delighted to be awarded two of the new accolades thanks to its multiple positive reviews

18 Aug 2017

Dr Claudia Pantke, GATC Biotech, proudly show off the company's two Platinum Seals of Quality   Image Credit: GATC Biotech
What is a Seal of Quality?

Seals of Quality recognize the highest rated products on the SelectScience website, as reviewed by thousands of scientists around the world. They are designed to assist scientists in making purchasing decisions quickly and easily, thus helping to accelerate scientific advancement and excellence. 


Sequencing services provider GATC Biotech has been named the first ever recipient of a SelectScience Platinum Seal of Quality, scooping not one but two of the coveted accolades.

The new Seals of Quality program recognizes products that have consistently received multiple positive reviews on SelectScience® and is designed to help scientists make important purchasing decisions for their labs with confidence. Seals of Quality are assigned to only approximately 0.1 % of products on the SelectScience website and allocated in line with strict criteria based on the quantity of reviews a product has received and the average rating of those reviews. There are four levels of Seals: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze — with those allocated the supreme Platinum Seal having been reviewed and highly rated by a minimum of 200 scientists across the world. So far, only 28 products have received a Seal of Quality.


GATC Biotech is one of the leading service providers for DNA and RNA sequencing and bioinformatics, with more than 10,000 customers worldwide, and was the first European company to provide next-generation sequencing services in 2006. The business puts its success down to constant innovation, an outstanding team and an inspiring corporate culture, as well as a dedicated focus on customer service.  

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That emphasis on responding to customers’ needs has no doubt played a big part in helping GATC Biotech become the first manufacturer to receive a SelectScience Platinum Seal of Quality for both its LIGHTRUN and SUPREMERUN products.


Fantastic feeling

Responding to the news, Detlef Janssen, Head of Marketing & Communications at GATC Biotech said: “We are incredibly excited to receive this honor not just from SelectScience, but also from the reviewers who take the time to go on the website and leave their feedback. 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.” 

The next tranche of Seal of Quality recipients will be announced in late September - find out here why the Seals have the science industry buzzing.

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