DAN*NA (Artificial Nature S.L.) is a bioengineering company founded in Barcelona, 2017. Created with the objective of improving and promoting bio-based materials, developing new biomaterials and bioplastics as a clear sustainable alternative to the technological evolution of our society. We provide solutions adapted to the challenges of new technologies, through materials engineering. Our bioplastics can have a very transversal application use, but due to their high purity and multifunctional capacity, they are very competitive for use in the health, food and microelectronics (Bio/sensors) sectors.
Our raw material is obtained from renewable sources, such as lactic acid, which we transform through a combination of molecular technology, green chemistry and Artificial Intelligence into a sustainable material with high added value, with controlled degradation over months or years. We provide the industry with a circular economy model, and a reduction in energy consumption and CO2eq emissions in the final product.
Our headquarters and R&D center are located in The Parc Científic de Barcelona, one of Europe’s model ecosystems in research, technology transfer and innovation, covering a built-up surface area of more than 100,000 m² with some 3,000 professionals working mainly in the health sector: pharmacology, biotechnology, medical technologies, food and cosmetics. We have a commercial office in Barcelona and Madrid, and since 2022 we are also in Sweden. DAN*NA is registered as a trademark in all countries of the European Union, being able to develop its services directly or delegated throughout the European territory.
We have a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, with more than 20 years of experience in research on polymers and biopolymers and in the management of large international projects. Our entire research team is made up of doctors and engineers. Our values focus on sustainable evolution, driving the development of new technologies towards a sustainable and respectful model of the planet’s ecosystem, replacing unsustainable materials such as petroleum-derived plastics with sustainable, biodegradable and functional materials. We believe that the new materials sector has much to contribute to our immediate future, responding and providing solutions to the new challenges that new technologies will bring to society.
During 2019 she was certified as an Innovative SME by the Spanish government (Ministry of Research, Innovation and Universities), in recognition of her work in R&D. And recognized in 2020 with the environmental and social impact company badge by the SHIP2B Foundation.
In 2021 DAN*NA was recognized in the top 5 in the world of Startups that develop sustainable plastics.