Contract Research Organisations (CROs)

Mosaic supports the compound management and screening services which CROs provide to their customers

Mosaic for CROs

Contract Research Organisations (CROs) worldwide use Mosaic sample management software to provide outsourced sample management and screening to their customers.

As CROs are often managing valuable samples, Mosaic ensures that the samples are only used for their intended purpose. Accurate record-keeping of sample use and distribution is essential.

Mosaic allows the requesting of samples for each of the customer’s clients, and can assist in the adherence to their commercial contracts where sample use may be subject to restrictions and exclusivity agreements.

Mosaic’s reliability supports the critical business operations:

Mosaic Manual Stores, Automated Stores and PDA-based Stores Picking and Placing, provide storage and retrieval options according to the scale of operations
Connectivity modules, including integration with HTS Analysis Systems, allow convenient data sharing (for example with assay results analysis systems)
Ideal for use in regulated situations
Mosaic manages sample workflows from end to end
A detailed audit trail of the steps performed in sample preparation, provides complete assurance in sample format and location
Mosaic can be linked to the CRO's own eCommerce website, ensuring that orders for samples and services are rapidly responded to
Mosaic Weighing and Liquid Handling Modules are integrated into the sample preparation workflows, with clear instructions given to operators for maximum efficiency and reduced error incidents
Mosaic’s comprehensive Inventory module can maintain multiple sample identifiers (e.g. for the CRO and their customers) and additional substance meta-data

How it works

Partner Portal

In order to allow biopharmas and other CRO customers to access the CRO's version of Mosaic, we have the 'Partner Portal'.

Customers can connect to the Partner Portal through any web browser and from there can access pages allowed by the CRO including: Simple Ordering, Inventory Viewing and Canned Queries.


As well as the Partner Portal, we also offer a 'Connector' for when both the customer and CRO are already using Mosaic. The Connector allows the customer to create and submit orders on their own system, but for the CRO to be able to fulfil the orders. 

See an example of the Connector
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Case Study: Sygnature Discovery: the creation of a highthroughput screening (HTS) facility

Sygnature Discovery, a contract research organisation (CRO) based in Nottingham and Alderley Park, UK, has utilised Titian’s Mosaic sample management in the creation of a high throughput screening (HTS) facility.

Find about the role Titian’s Mosaic software played including the benefits and the integrations with multiple vendors on the project.  

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Case Study: Sygnature Discovery

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Partner: Evotec

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Evotec is a drug discovery alliance and development partnership company focused on rapidly progressing innovative product approaches with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academics, patient advocacy groups and venture capitalists.


Partner: BioAscent


BioAscent's drug discovery services include de novo assay development, target analysis and bespoke screening strategies, compound screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational chemistry and compound management, all with access to a library of 125K lead-like compounds via Compound Cloud.

“It’s clear for me, Mosaic is the number one asset of the value proposition when we discuss compound management with clients. For a client, if he says two years later ‘there is something wrong with this plate’ – we are able to come back to that run and know exactly if the run was interrupted. That audit trail for us is very, very essential. Even if it is not routinely used, the client knows he can refer to it.
It’s very positive for him."
Dr Sylviane Boucharens, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, BioAscent


Partner: Sygnature Discovery


Sygnature Discovery is a leading independent provider of integrated drug discovery and pre-clinical resource and expertise offering fully integrated discovery project support, as well as discipline specific support in medicinal chemistry, computational sciences, bioscience or DMPK as needed by our clients. Sygnature undertake target validation, hit identification, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation projects as well as complete drug discovery programs.