Centralised Biomaterial Bank (cBMB)

The Centralized Biomaterial Bank of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University (RWTH cBMB) replaces existing biobanking software with CentraXX

The Centralized Biomaterial Bank of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University (RWTH cBMB) uses the CentraXX system software from KAIROS as its biobank management system. With this decision, the RWTH cBMB underlines its goals to offer researchers and cooperation partners optimal conditions for research projects in the field of personalized medicine and to advance further development towards the automation of biobank processes. CentraXX replaces the previous biobank management system with its CentraXX system solution (“CBB” biobank module). With the support of KAIROS, all data was transferred from the previous software in compliance with the current data protection requirements.

The decisive factor for the conversion to CentraXX was the spread of CentraXX in the biobanking community. In particular, KAIROS’ proximity to the location and specialized experience and know-how regarding the transfer of data from other systems ultimately convinced RWTH cBMB. The CentraXX system solutions developed by KAIROS are based in Bochum, Berlin, and now Boston.

The RWTH cBMB unites the most important biomaterial banks of the medical faculty of the RWTH Aachen University under one roof. The focal points of their research projects are oriented towards the research and development focuses of the Medical Faculty and deal with inflammatory as well as oncological, cardiological and neurological diseases.

The RWTH cBMB was founded in 2011 with initial funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the commitment of the Dean’s Office and the clinicians of the Medical Faculty of the RWTH Aachen University. It is currently one of eleven BMBF-funded biobank locations that are working together to further expand the exchange of samples and data as part of the German Biobank Alliance project initiated in 2017. With the RWTH cBMB, CentraXX is now being used in yet another of Germany’s largest biobanks.

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