The idea of storing information using DNA has been around for a while. It’s just that the cost of DNA synthesis has been a bottle neck. What CATALOG is building can be thought of as a printing press with movable typefaces. Instead of having to synthesize billions of different molecules, we are creating the necessary diversity by moving around the typefaces in different combinations.

DNA is the digital storage medium selected by nature that has been perfected over 3 billion years of evolution. It can store millions of times more data in the same volume as conventional solutions, can last for thousands of years, and gives you the ability to physically own your data – even massive amounts of it.

The world will generate 160 zettabytes of data in 2025. That’s more bytes than there are stars in the observable universe. Conventional storage media like flash-drives and hard-drives do not have the longevity, data density, or cost efficiency to meet the global demand.

We are examples of DNA-based computers. Not only do we store lots of data in DNA, our cells access and compute it in massively parallel ways. By enabling the storage of previously impossible amounts of data in DNA, CATALOG has taken a huge step in harnessing DNA-based computation.


Hyunjun Park

Co-Founder & CEO

Sarah Flickenger

Synthetic Biologist

Nathaniel Roquet

Co-Founder & Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Albert J. Rodenius

Software Architect

Hanna Soderstrom

Operations Associate

Swapnil Bhatia

Principal Engineer

Sean Mihm

Mechanical Engineer

Michael Norsworthy


Devin Leake

Chief Science Officer

Nick Gold

VP of Marketing



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