The Cincinnati Biobank Core utilizes the Biomaterial Tracking & Management (BTM) biobanking software system developed by Daedalus Software, Inc. (DSI). The BTM software has modules for biofluid, tissue, nucleic acid and microorganism samples. BTM also has a patient module which links patients to all associated samples. The software provides unique IDs for patients, patient family groups and samples. BTM provides graphical storage representation to facilitate sample placement and retrieval as well as providing shipping, reporting and custom configuration (via drop-down lists) modules.

Cincinnati Children’s Division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) hosts both the BTM software and the underlying database. BMI’s BTM team manages all user accounts, conducts software training, develops custom upload processes, performs data migration from legacy systems and represents Cincinnati Children’s interest to DSI for software upgrades.

For more information or to request a software demonstration, visit the Biomaterial Tracking and Management Core webpage. BTM manages the biobanking software needs for Cincinnati Children’s employees and the public.