Method and System for Biological Information Pattern Storage and Readout

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This invention is a biological information pattern (BIP) array to encode digital information into a biomolecular medium, like DNA, to store a high density of data. It also includes a label-free readout system to retrieve said information.

With a growing need for a tremendous amount of data storage there is a new demand for the use of synthetic nucleic acid, such as DNA and RNA, which has the capability of storing an excessive capacity of data in a small space. However, the storage of information on nucleic acid is rendered useless without a means to first store data in the nucleic acid and then extract the data through a readout system. This technology provides an easy-to-use and inexpensive method for storing and reading DNA without the use of expensive sequencing machines.


  • Nucleic acid data storage and extraction



  • Stores and extracts data in nucleic acid
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use

Status: issued U.S. patent #11,221,966

Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Garrett Edmunds
Licensing Manager, UAHS-TLA
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Frederic Zenhausern
Cedric Hurth