Service plans, planned maintenance, qualification services, and training


Reduce downtime during cell therapy production. More than 2,000 trained professionals make up one of the industry’s largest global service and support networks, ready to provide assistance when needed. Built on more than 35 years of service expertise, our exceptional services and support solutions help keep labs up and running. 

AB Assurance on-site service plan for the Rotea system

All Gibco CTS Rotea Counterflow Centrifugation Systems come with a one-year standard warranty. In addition, many customers choose to purchase an AB Assurance on-site service plan, that offers these benefits: 

  • Maximize system uptime with fast repair turnaround time from manufacturer-trained and certified field service engineers.
  • Reduce overall repair costs with remote instrument diagnosis and resolution.
  • Extend the life of the system and keep it running at peak performance with annual maintenance services.
  • Parts, labor, and travel or shipping included.
  • Digital service innovations available for remote customer support.

AB Assurance on-site service plan details

*Availability limited in some geographic areas.

Planned maintenance

During each year of service contract coverage, our Field Service Engineer (FSE) will visit the site to perform a scheduled planned maintenance (PM). Maintenance visits are intended to help prevent downtime, reduce strain on laboratory staff, and help ensure the life of the instrument. During a PM service visit, the field service engineer will perform the following:

  • Inspection of the system
  • Cleaning, lubricating, and calibration of relevant mechanical parts
  • Software and firmware updates (if applicable)
  • Functional testing on subsystem performance
  • Documentation of maintenance tasks, results, and findings

Qualification services to complement the Rotea system service plan

Qualification services can be added to complement service plans. Instrument hardware qualifications include installation qualification (IQ) and operational qualification (OQ) to document and verify that instruments are installed and operating according to manufacturer’s specifications.

IQ: provides documented evidence and verification that the instrument has been delivered and installed according to manufacturer’s specifications.

OQ: provides documented verification that the instrument subsystems are operating as designed. Verifies that the functionality of an instrument meets the manufacturer’s operational specifications.

IQ and OQ are recommended at installation and when moving the instrument. Our qualification specialists partner with labs to deliver timely, cost-effective, and trusted qualification services that include reliable, audit-style documentation to support compliance documentation goals.

AB Qualification service

Purchase a CTS Rotea system with AB Assurance service plan and qualification services

*North America, Europe

**Rest of World

Technical support to help ensure success using the Rotea system

Global Service and Support teams available through remote or local field support are fully committed to supporting customer success when using the CTS Rotea system. User guides are provided to proactively support customers’ questions and goals, and when new questions arise, our teams work together to provide an exceptional customer experience.


If your questions are not answered by our user documentation, our Global Service and Support team is available to assist you further. Refer to the link below to identify the appropriate phone number for your region and/ or submit an electronic support request:

SmartStart training program

A SmartStart on-site training course (virtual or on-site training) comes standard with each Rotea system purchase and is designed to provide an introduction for operation of the CTS Rotea system. The course is designed to provide primary Rotea system end users with a system familiarization and introduction to protocol building to jumpstart their Rotea experiences!

Led by professional field application scientists, this training provides interactive education that includes theoretical protocol writing and hands-on training. The training includes a line-by-line analysis of a test protocol, preparing users to modify their own protocols when needed.