The Next Generation Sequencing Laboratories of the Constance Genome and Diagnostics Centre, a property of GATC Biotech AG, has been accredited according to ISO 17025 from the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (DAkkS). These laboratories are reportedly the first of their kind in Europe to earn this accreditation.
DAkkS, an independent governmental institution, has acknowledged the high quality standards of the sequencing service on technology platforms Illumina HiSeq and Roche GSFLX sequencing.
A spokesperson for DAkkS quoted for the press release specifically mentioned the LIMS software system used at the laboratories as being particularly valuable. "This in-house-developed software system allows a wide monitoring of the processes and contributes especially to internal quality management," the spokesperson said.
The Genome and Diagnostics Centre of GATC Biotech in Constance meets essential requirements for the competence of analysis and calibration laboratories such as DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO 9001, and all further conditions. The compliance of standards is monitored by the DAkkS regularly.