Titian Software Supporting Kyowa Kirin’s Central Sample Bank


Japanese pharma giant R&D facility enhanced by Titian Software 

LONDON, UK (29 Aug 2023):  Titian Software and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions announce the deployment of Titian’s Mosaic Sample Management Software to support Kyowa Kirin’s Central Sample Bank at their R&D site in Shizuoka, Japan.  

Mosaic offers three key benefits to Kyowa Kirin, which has made the strategic infrastructure purchase of the software:  

  • a single tool that manages both the company’s small molecule library and its biologics inventory

  • integration interfaces that can bring a wide range of lab automation into managed workflows 

  • future-proofing – Mosaic is a comprehensive product that can be easily adapted and supported to meet changes in life science workflows and needs. This also results in a lower lifecycle cost than regularly updating the in-house solution it replaces. 

Kyowa Kirin currently uses Mosaic to integrate multiple types of liquid handlers into a managed workflow for efficient sample processing. Samples are securely tracked in and out of manual freezers. Mosaic also provides Kyowa Kirin’s researchers with inventory search and sample requesting tools backed up with a comprehensive audit trail. This is the second major implementation of Mosaic software for a Japanese pharmaceutical company and the first in partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions.  

In Japan, Titian Software works with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, a forward-thinking company that is an excellent local partner. Together, the companies provide a best-of-breed product used by 15 of the top 20 global biopharmaceutical companies, backed up by rapid implementation and excellent support.  

Nick Spurrett, CEO of Titian Software, said: “Our collaborative working with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions and Kyowa Kirin has resulted in a rapidly deployed system that is configured for customer needs, which also offers freedom of choice of hardware, good automation integration, ongoing product support and the option of SaaS deployment.” 

“Our partnership with Titian strengthens the outstanding support both companies are known for,” said Yusuke Tanabe, general manager at the Life Science division of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions. “Both companies share a vision of enabling seamless cross-platform and inter-department workflows and collaboration.”

 About Kyowa Kirin 

Kyowa Kirin strives to create and deliver novel medicines with life-changing value. As a Japan-based Global Specialty Pharmaceutical Company with a more than 70-year heritage, we apply cutting-edge science, including expertise in antibody research and engineering, to address the needs of patients and society across multiple therapeutic areas, including Nephrology, Oncology, Immunology/Allergy, and Neurology. Across our four regions – Japan, Asia Pacific, North America, and EMEA/International – we focus on our purpose, to make people smile, and are united by our shared values of commitment to life, teamwork/Wa, innovation, and integrity. You can learn more about the business of Kyowa Kirin at: https://www.kyowakirin.com/. 


About Titian Software 

Titian Software is the industry leader in providing sample management software for life science applications. Trusted by pharma, biotech, and CRO institutions worldwide, Titian offers software products and consultancy services that improve the supply of samples - small molecules, reagents, DNA, proteins, antibodies, cell lines, blood, serum, tissues - to vital research processes. Titian’s sample management software, Mosaic, improves throughput, response times, cost efficiencies, error rates, and sample conservation, laying the foundation for discovery and laboratory optimization initiatives. 

Learn more about Titian Software at:  https://www.titian.co.uk/  

Titian Mosaic SampleBank product page in Japanese: https://www.titian.co.uk/ja/mosaic-samplebank 


About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions  

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation is a comprehensive IT services company that partners with its customers. From consulting to design, development and construction, operational and maintenance support, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions combines sophisticated IT solutions and cloud services to find solutions to customer issues. Providing optimum services in all fields, including communication, broadcasting, manufacturing, finance, logistics and retail, public services, life sciences, science, and engineering. 

Learn more about ITOCHU Techno-Solutions at:  https://www.ctc-g.co.jp/en/  

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Mosaic landing page:

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