We offer a collection of Cell Therapy Systems (CTS™) products for cell therapy research and further manufacturing of cell-, gene-, and tissue-based products. Our products help minimize the risk of contamination and variability in your research and provide all the required documentation for regulatory review – making them the superior choice as you transition from bench to clinic.

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For more information about our product offerings, ordering information, and customer support, access our Immunotherapy solutions brochure Gibco® CTS™ brochure and Immunotherapy solutions brochure.

CTS™ Immune Cell Serum Replacement (SR)

CTS™ Immune Cell SR is intended to be used as a serum replacement in cell and tissue culture of clinical samples. The product is for in vitro diagnostic use.

  • Minimizes the supply and safety risks associated with human serum
  • Supports expansion of polyclonal T cells (CD3/CD28 bead-activated, OKT3 mAb-activated, virus-specific and tumor-specific T cells)
  • Supports T cell phenotype (CD4, CD8, and CD62L) similar to human serum
  • Supports expansion of gene-modified CAR T cells (lentiviral transduction)
  • Reduces the cost and time associated with qualifying human serum
  • Generic enough to use with the base media of your choice

CTS™ AIM V® Medium

Therapeutic-grade serum-free cell expansion medium
  • First commercially available, fully defined serum-free formulation for proliferation and/or manipulation of T cells and dendritic cells
  • The only FDA 510(k) cleared commercial T cell medium for human ex vivo tissue and cell culture processing applications
  • Manufactured in compliance with cGMP

AIM V® Medium has been rebranded to Gibco® CTS™ AIM V® Medium as part of our commitment to providing better products, support, and service to our customers. The specification, formulation, and intended use statement for AIM V® Medium, liquid will remain unchanged. For further assistance, please email our technical support team at cts@thermofisher.com


OpTmizer™ CTS™ T Cell Expansion SFM

  • For growth and expansion of human T lymphocytes
  • Complete serum-free, xeno-free medium
  • Superior cell viability and functionality
  • Consistent results and less variability
  • Now supplied in a 1L enclosed bag facilitating work in cGMP environments

Dynabeads® CD3/CD28 CTS™

  • Isolate, activate, and expand your T cells ex vivo with just one product
  • Harvest 100 – 1,000 fold expanded  T cells in just 9 - 14 days
  • Recover T cells with properties comparable to in vivo-activated T cells

Dynabeads® ClinExVivo™ CD3⁄CD28 has been rebranded to GIBCO® Dynabeads® CD3/CD28 CTS™ as part of Life Technologies' commitment to providing better products, support, and service to our customers. The intended use statement for Dynabeads® CD3/CD28 CTS™ has been updated to “For Research Use or Non-Commercial Manufacturing of Cell-Based Products for Clinical Research”

DynaMag™ CTS™

  • Isolate bead-bound cells e.g. for subsequent stimulation/ expansion of T cells with Dynabeads® CD3/CD28 CTS™ and for removal of the beads following the expansion protocol
  • Ideal for magnetic isolation in closed, sterile blood bags and tubing systems
  • Delete unwanted cell types by discarding the magnetic captured bead-bound cells

Dynal ClinExVivo™ MPC® has been rebranded to GIBCO® DynaMag™ CTS™ as part of Life Technologies' commitment to providing better products, support, and service to our customers.  The intended use statement for GIBCO® DynaMag™ CTS™ has been updated to “For Research Use or Manufacturing of Cell, Gene or Tissue Based Products

DPBS CTS™ without Calcium Chloride without Magnesium Chloride

  • Provides an environment that maintains the structural and physiological integrity of cells in vitro.
  • Contains high quality materials suitable for use in clinical research studies
  • Manufactured in state-of-the-art cGMP, ISO certified facilities to ensure the highest quality and consistency for reproducible results every day.
  • Intended use - labeling
  • For Research Use or Manufacturing of Cell, Gene, or Tissue-Based Products
    CAUTION: Not intended for direct administration into humans or animals

CTS™ Growth Factors

  • GIBCO CTS™ offers high-quality growth factors and cytokines for T-cell and Dendritic cell applications
  • High biological activity - more results with less protein
  • High purity - no interference from other proteins or contaminants
  • Manufactured under ISO 13485 Quality Standard
  • DMF is available on request

CTS™ Support

Technical and regulatory support and product documentation