Cell Therapy Systems (CTS)

Cell Therapy Systems—a proven choice for clinical cell therapy manufacturing

As you move from basic cell therapy research to the clinic, high-quality GMP-grade cell therapy ancillary materials and proper documentation are essential to getting it right the first time. Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) products provide a proven choice for clinical stem cell therapy and immunotherapy research and manufacturing so you can transition your cell therapy to the clinic with confidence. In addition to providing serum-free, xeno-free and animal origin-free formulations our GMP-grade CTS products have cell and gene therapy specific intended use statements, extensive safety testing and proactive regulatory documentation. We take these measures to provide quality ancillary materials to help minimize risk, ease the burden on your quality systems, and support your regulatory submission—making CTS the superior choice as you transition from the bench to the clinic.


GMP manufacturing

  • Ancillary materials are manufactured in conformity with cGMP for medical devices, 21 CFR Part 820 USP<1043> and Ph Eur 5.2.12
  • Our ancillary material manufacturing sites are FDA–registered and ISO 13485– and ISO 9001– certified

Testing and regulatory

  • Traceability documentation—including Drug Master Files, and/or Regulatory Support Files, and certificates of origin
  • Extensive safety testing—including sterility, endotoxin, and mycoplasma

Proven use

  • Used in FDA-approved CAR-T therapies and the first FDA-approved therapeutic cancer vaccine
  • Used in over 200 clinical trials

Gibco CTS Rotea Counterflow Centrifugation System

Gibco CTS Rotea Counterflow Centrifugation System

A compact, flexible closed cell processing system, designed to streamline and expedite your cell therapy development, that enables:

  • Process flexibility—user-programmable software enables you to create and optimize a broad range of protocols for cell separation, washing, and concentration
  • High cell recovery and viability—gentle processing enables >95% cell recovery while maintaining cell viability
  • Low output volumes—proprietary technology can deliver as little as 5 mL of concentrate
  • Research through commercial manufacturing—the closed single-use kit enables sterile processing, and an OPC-UA interface enables connectivity to a 21 CFR Part 11-compliant system

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Gibco CTS Xenon Electroporation System


A closed, scalable electroporation system for GMP-compliant cell therapy manufacturing

  • High speed and large volume—transfect up to 2.5 x 109 T cells/25 mL in less than 25 minutes
  • Scalable, proven performance and viability—up to 90% gene knockout with CTS TrueCut Cas9 Protein and 80% cell viability
  • Process flexibility—user-programmable system enables you to create and optimize electroporation protocols for various cell types and payloads, from process development through commercial manufacturing
  • Efficient nonviral transfection—can be used to deliver DNA, RNA, and protein payloads
  • Closed-system processing—Xenon MultiShot Electroporation Cartridge helps enable sterile welding to PVC or C-Flex™ tubing

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Gibco CTS Xenon Electroporation System

Cell therapy applications

Enabling GMP cell therapy development

GMP facilities and manufacturing excellence

Over 30 years of experience with GMP manufacturing enables us to provide high-quality GMP cell therapy ancillary materials. Our ancillary material manufacturing sites are ISO 13485– and ISO 9001–certified, and FDA-registered. And our strategically located facilities help enable us to supply the highest-quality products to all of our customers globally, uninterrupted.

Quality manufacturing and adherence to regulatory requirements

Gibco CTS products are specifically designed for use in cell therapy applications. The methods and controls used for manufacturing ancillary materials conform to GMP for medical devices, 21 CFR Part 820, and follow USP <1043> and Ph Eur 5.2.12 guidances.

Safety testing

Gibco CTS media and reagents are GMP grade and undergo a high degree QC testing for sterility and presence of any endotoxin, and mycoplasma (on applicable products).

Regulatory documentation

Extensive traceability documentation including FDA Drug Master Files and/or Regulatory Support Files, certificates of analysis, and certificates of origin ease the burden on your quality systems by helping to support your regulatory submission and reduce risk throughout.

Clinical and commercial use

Gibco CTS products have been used in the manufacturing of commercialized cell therapies globally and in over 200 clinical trials. We are committed to enabling our customers’ GMP cell therapy manufacturing by securing commercial use rights.

Professional support

Knowledgeable regulatory support team with experienced cell therapy professionals and regional technical support.

A Gibco CTS Mini-Documentary Series

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When minimizing waste in your lab, every little bit helps. The 1 L Gibco bottle uses 38% less source material (32% less for the 0.5 L bottle) than comparable media bottles on the market today. This reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources helping shrink your footprint.

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Sustainable packaging Packaging must protect the product inside—but that doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sustainability. GlutaMAX-I Media Supplement ships at ambient temperature reducing the annual carbon footprint from packaging and shipping these products by nearly 103 tons (CO2-equivalents).

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Intended use of the products mentioned on this page vary. For specific intended use statements please refer to the product label.