reference deployment

Titian Mosaic FreezerManagement on AWS

Laboratory sample tracking and management

This Quick Start deploys Titian Mosaic FreezerManagement on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Mosaic FreezerManagement manages and tracks all types of sample inventory (compounds, biologicals, and reagents) for biotech, pharma, and research companies, backed by a full audit trail. It provides a flexible interface to define and record properties for any type of sample or container, and it manages your entire hierarchy of storage, including freezers, shelves, and cupboards. Additional features include an intuitive search interface and expiration date tracking.

The Quick Start deploys Mosaic FreezerManagement into the infrastructure set up by the Biotech Blueprint core Quick Start. You can also use the Quick Start to deploy Mosaic FreezerManagement into a new, empty virtual private cloud (VPC) or into your existing VPC.

This Quick Start was developed by AWS.

  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following resources in a preclinical VPC:

    • An Application Load Balancer with a Secure Sockets Layer / Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificate generated by AWS Certificate Manager (ACM).
    • An internal or external Domain Name System (DNS) CNAME record pointing to the Application Load Balancer via Amazon Route 53.
    • In the private application subnets, a Mosaic application server, with FreezerManagement installed and configured, in an Auto Scaling group.
    • In the private database subnets, Oracle Database on an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) DB instance with the FreezerManagement database installed, and an optional, hot standby database. 

    The application server and database servers are automatically enrolled as managed hosts in AWS Systems Manager. This enables you to use Systems Manager features like Session Manager to access the servers over Secure Shell (SSH) without requiring a bastion host or opening up ports.

    For more information about the preclinical VPC and other infrastructure components, see the Biotech Blueprint core Quick Start.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy Titian Mosaic FreezerManagement on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. Request a license for Mosaic and access to the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for Mosaic by contacting You must receive confirmation from Titian before you continue with the next step.
    2. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    3. Create a hosted zone for security in transit. Skip this step if you have deployed the Biotech Blueprint core Quick Start.
    4. Approve the TLS certificate to confirm that you own the domain associated with the hosted zone.
    5. Launch the Quick Start. The deployment takes 30–45 minutes. The Quick Start is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland).
    6. Test the deployment and connect to Mosaic.
    7. (Optional) Change the authentication method to Active Directory or another user identity service.

    To customize your deployment, you can configure Mosaic application server and Mosaic database settings, as discussed in the Quick Start deployment guide.

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    This Quick Start requires a license key for Titian Mosaic. To obtain a license key, contact Titian by emailing and request a license for the Titian Mosaic FreezerManagement Quick Start.