– Roundtable to Focus on New Trajectories for Memory and Storage –
– Steffen Hellmold to Discuss DNA Data Storage as a promising new storage technology –
Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced that Steffen Hellmold, senior vice president, business development, data storage, will participate in the virtual SRC-SIA Webinar on the Decadal Plan for Semiconductors held on December 9, 2021 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm (EST). The webinar aims to identify a compelling research agenda based on the Decadal Plan for Semiconductors to discover new approaches to memory and storage. Mr. Hellmold will participate as a panelist in the roundtable discussion titled “New Trajectories for Memory and Storage.” To register for the webinar visit: https://www.semiconductors.org/events/src-sia-webinardecadal-plan-for-semiconductors-new-trajectories-for-memory-and-storage/.
Current data storage technologies have limited longevity and require frequent data migration for long-term data storage. Given current trajectories for data creation as well as data storage demand, experts estimate that the supply of data storage won’t keep up with demand, concluding that new breeds of storage technologies must be created. This is reflected in the SRC Decadal Plan that includes a goal to discover storage technologies with more than 100 times the current storage density capability along with new storage systems that can leverage these new technologies. DNA Data Storage is the ideal candidate technology to achieve the scaling goals providing a cost-effective, sustainable, and energy-efficient solution for long-term data storage.
When properly stored, DNA provides a stable medium that is durable for thousands of years. Importantly, DNA is expected to enable 100,000 times higher density storage solutions compared to the most advanced tape products. Digital data stored in DNA can be stored in a variety of containers including capsules, pellets or encased in glass beads.
About Twist Bioscience Corporation
Twist Bioscience is a leading and rapidly growing synthetic biology and genomics company that has developed a disruptive DNA synthesis platform to industrialize the engineering of biology. The core of the platform is a proprietary technology that pioneers a new method of manufacturing synthetic DNA by “writing” DNA on a silicon chip. Twist is leveraging its unique technology to manufacture a broad range of synthetic DNA-based products, including synthetic genes, tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) preparation, and antibody libraries for drug discovery and development. Twist is also pursuing longer-term opportunities in digital data storage in DNA and biologics drug discovery. Twist makes products for use across many industries including healthcare, industrial chemicals, agriculture and academic research.
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