GATC Biotech


Founded in 1990, GATC Biotech is a leading European genomic service provider delivering a wide range of expert genomics solutions to life science and healthcare businesses. With more than 10.000 academic and industrial customers worldwide – the areas of interest of our innovative products are as versatile as life itself.

Over two decades GATC Biotech has built up its reputation as an expert, offering sequencing and bioinformatics solutions from single samples up to large scale projects. Headquartered in Constance, Germany, the company houses its ISO 17025 certified Genome and Diagnostic Centre with focus on Next and Third Generation sequencing. Cologne-Bonn Cargo as logistical hub in striking distance, Cologne is the ideal location for our European Custom Sequencing Center focusing on all time-critical Sanger sequencing services. All laboratories have highly integrated and fully automated processing pipelines and enable full compliance with latest state-of-the-art quality standards.

Having Agilent and Illumina Certified Service Provider status, GATC Biotech offers true multiplatform sequencing using all leading sequencing technologies in its own labs: Sanger Sequencing with a fleet of 16 ABI 3730xl, Next and Third Generation Sequencing on several Illumina HiSeq 2500, Illumina MiSeq and on Pacific Biosciences’ PacBio RS II.

A multi-disciplinary group of experienced professionals from different backgrounds with a breadth of knowledge and practical know-how facilitate and accelerate the research of our customers and help drive innovation within the industry. All departments including R&D, Production and Bioinformatics work hand in hand on a daily basis. This highly integrated teamwork in different departments guarantees short reaction times, continuous innovation and rapid integrated solutions for our customers.