biomolecules at unprecedented scales.

Technology

Our first-in-class technology enables unlimited storage and rapid retrieval.

Our patented storage system maintains the quality and integrity of nucleic acids forever without requiring energy and enables targeted retrieval of any sample subsets.
One Cache
microcontainer can store:

Genomic DNA or RNA

100+ human genome copies


or

Digital data encoded as DNA

1+ terabyte

The volume of
a coffee mug can store:

400B+

Cache microcontainers
Ultra-dense nucleic acid storage

Thousands of nucleic acids inside a container the size of a biological cell.

Resistant to damage

Chemical encapsulation protects nucleic acids allowing storage in any medium without freezing.

A searchable filesystem

Our proprietary barcoding enables database-like search operations in solution making access to microcontainers fast and efficient.

Scalable and efficient

Over 1000x reduction in footprint and zero energy cost for storage.

Applications

The core engine for the genomics revolution and massive digital data storage.

From biobanks to archival data storage, we’re making biomolecules widely accessible and useful to accelerate insights to human health and create a more sustainable way to store and retrieve archival digital data.

Personalized Medicine & Genomics

Biobanks struggle to scale operations with increasingly high volumes of genomic samples. Our technology eliminates refrigeration, reduces footprint, and replaces complex robotic automation with targeted molecular retrieval. We enable researchers in private and public institutions to drive towards new insights and discoveries, ultimately improving health outcomes for all.

Biopharmaceuticals

Clinical trials, drug discovery, and pharmacogenomic assays require large libraries of RNA, DNA, and other biomolecules. Cache accelerates the time from sample collection to biomarker analysis while unlocking longitudinal and population-level insights at unprecedented scales.

Archival Data

DNA provides ultradense storage of information that can last for millennia without requiring energy for maintenance. Cache's technology enables the storage and access of DNA files and makes the information stored in DNA molecules accessible and useful.

Biothreat Surveillance

We need to develop early detection systems for global catastrophic biological risks that pose a credible threat to humankind. Cache's technology platform enables massive storage of nucleic acids at low cost, and is pathogen agnostic, enabling the early detection or retroactive epidemiological investigation of emerging or potential threats.

Company

A dedicated team with world-class advisors.

Complementary scientific expertise and visionary leadership.
Read about our mission and values.

Team

James Banal, PhD
James Banal, PhD
Technical Founder
Michael Becich
Michael Becich
Business Lead
Michael Duyzend, MD, PhD
Michael Duyzend, MD, PhD
Clinical Lead
Join our team
See Open Positions

Advisors

Mark Bathe, PhD
Mark Bathe, PhD
Scientific Founder
Paul Blainey, PhD
Paul Blainey, PhD
Scientific Advisor
George Church, PhD
George Church, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Jeremiah Johnson, PhD
Jeremiah Johnson, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Support

CLS FAST
DNA Data Storage Alliance
First In Ventures
Harvard Innovation labs
Illumina Accelerator
MR Interface Fund
NSF
Nucleate
Taihill Venture
News

Articles & Publications

Research, news, and interviews
2022.04.05 / Business Wire
DNA Data Storage Alliance Welcomes 50th Member
2022.03.16 / Illumina
Illumina Accelerator Invests in Seven Omics Startups
2022.03.14 / Business Wire
Cache Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation
2021.12.23 / The DNA Universe
Rewind 2021 – The Biotech Advancements At The Beginning Of A New Decade
2021.10.27 / ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Scalable Nucleic Acid Storage and Retrieval Using Barcoded Microcapsules
2021.10.24 / MIT Technology Review
The world in a mug
2021.06.15 / Ars Technica
A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata
2021.06.11 / Genome Web
MIT Researchers Devise Oligo Barcode-Based 'File System' for DNA Data Storage
2021.06.10 / Nature Materials
Random access DNA memory using Boolean search in an archival file storage system
2021.06.10 / MIT News
Could all your digital photos be stored as DNA?
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