DNA is rapidly being harnessed as digital data storage. Molecular Assemblies stands out in the field due to its in-house expertise in DNA synthesis from its CSO and cofounder, J. William Efcavitch, Ph.D. The company has provided a proof-of-principle demonstration through storing a text message into DNA and flawlessly reading it back using next generation sequencing.
“We now want to scale up the process. For example, if we need to code terabytes of information, DNA strands must be simultaneously synthesized in a quick and cost-efficient manner.” – J. William Efcavitch, Ph.D., cofounder and CSO of Molecular Assemblies