DATANA’s year in review: Unveiling the future of data storage

Dec 11, 2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, DATANA is thrilled to reflect on a year marked by groundbreaking achievements and strategic milestones. The journey of the past 12 months has propelled us into new realms of innovation, establishing DATANA as a pioneering force in the data storage landscape.

Let’s take a glimpse into the key events that have shaped our exceptional year: 

January: Decoding the Future with Bitstamp

In January 2023, DATANA achieved a significant milestone by conducting a successful Proof of Concept (PoC) with Bitstamp. Encoding sensitive data, including private keys and seed phrases, into DNA, we showcased the practical readiness and real-world applications of DNA-based data storage.

March: EIC Pathfinder Grant for PEARL-DNA Consortium

In March, PEARL-DNA, a consortium spearheaded by BioSistemika, clinched the prestigious EIC Pathfinder grant. Comprising esteemed partners from Germany, France, and Switzerland, the consortium, with DATANA’s active participation, is set to redefine the boundaries of innovation in DNA data storage.

June: Joining Forces in the DNA Data Storage Alliance

In a move to foster collaboration and exploration, DATANA joined the DNA Data Storage Alliance in June. This collaborative platform brings together industry leaders and innovators, creating an environment conducive to knowledge exchange and exploring emerging DNA-based data storage technology trends.

October: PEARL-DNA Research Project Kick-Off

On October 1st, DATANA embarked on a new 3-year research project, PEARL-DNA, funded under the EU’s Horizon Europe programme. With a budget of 5.04 million euros, the project aims to deliver a proof of concept for its end-to-end platform’s systems and processes, building on the success of the DATANA project.

Unveiling DATANA Worldwide

Throughout the year, DATANA actively participated in key global events, showcasing our commitment to innovation and collaboration. From CES 2023 in Las Vegas to IFA 2023 in Berlin and TechEx Europe in Amsterdam, we connected with industry experts and enthusiasts, elevating DATANA’s global presence.


As we celebrate these milestones, we thank our partners, collaborators, and the entire DATANA community for their unwavering support. The journey ahead holds even more promise, and we eagerly anticipate the challenges and triumphs that will shape DATANA’s future.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in data storage technology!