Our technical services, field engineering, and training teams are fully committed to ensure your success using Attune Flow Cytometers for your research. Instrument service plans, consulting, and training programs are designed to help ensure instrument performance, team readiness, and overall optimal research outcomes using the system. In the field or on the phone, our team has the professional know-how to support your research and the personal dedication to your satisfaction with our instruments.
After purchase, our concierge service ensures that your Attune Flow Cytometer installation is straightforward from site preparation to delivery and installation. If your laboratory operates in a regulated environment, optional IQ/OQ services are available to qualify and validate your system.
Once installed, the Attune Smart Monitor Service can help improve instrument uptime by enabling service personnel to proactively respond and remotely diagnose instrument issues. The proprietary software that drives the Smart Monitor Service provides data about critical operating parameters to a secure, centrally located database on a periodic basis. This information provides both a historical record of performance and ensures that your system is functioning as designed. It is used by service engineers to diagnose and in some cases remotely resolve issues that arise—increasing up time and reducing total cost of ownership.
Service plans can:
Most plans include parts, labor, travel and shipping.
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Planned Maintenance Services for the Attune Cell Analyzers include:
Attune CytPix, Attune NxT, CytKick Autosampler, and CytKick Max Autosampler customers can choose an on-site service plan in which we come to you. These plans include guaranteed response times in most regions, scheduled planned maintenance, and automatic software updates.
|AB Maintenance Plus||AB Assurance||AB Complete|
|Response time||3 business days*||2 business days**||Next business day|
Access to technical support
(Mon-Fri, standard business hours)
|Parts, labor, and travel||10% discount|
|Qualification service||Available as add-on||Available as add-on||Available as add-on|
|Field applications scientist (FAS) consultation||Available as add-on||Available as add-on|
* After receipt of purchase order
** Availability limited in some geographic areas
CytKick Autosampler, CytKick Max Autosampler, Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS2 Microplate Mover, and Attune NxT External Fluid Supply (EFS) customers can choose an off-site service plan in which you send your instrument to us.
|Response time||Replacement shipped in 1 business day**|
|Shipping, parts, and labor|
|Digital remote support|
|Access to technical support (Mon-Fri, standard business hours)|
|Planned maintenance||Available as add-on|
|Qualification services||Available as add-on|
|** Availability limited in some geographic areas
Virtual and in-person classroom instruction and hands-on learning is available for your lab through our training programs. A variety of offerings are designed to match your schedule, budget and learning objectives.
Course offerings are designed to fit the needs of users at different experience levels. This includes, for example, courses that cover the basic workflow from experiment set up to data analysis tailored those new to Flow Cytometry. Whichever course plan you choose, you’ll learn from one of our over 300 highly skilled application scientists who will come up with a recommend plan that best meets your needs. Training sessions can be held at one of our training centers located worldwide, at your location, or online.
An on-site training course comes standard with the product and is designed to introduce new users to the operation and maintenance of the Attune CytPix or Attune NxT Flow Cytometers. The course is designed for up to two people. Attendees are guided through an overview of the system experiment set up, data acquisition, compensation, post-acquisition analysis, system maintenance, data management, and basic troubleshooting. Attendees benefit from working on their own instrument in their lab environment with Application Scientist instructors. Hands-on lab exercises include single-color and multicolor experiments.
Hourly interactive online consulting by Thermo Fisher field application scientists (FAS) is also available.
You can add qualification services to complement your service plan. Instrument hardware qualifications for Attune Cell Analyzers include instrument qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ), and Instrument Performance Verification (IPV) to document and verify that instruments are installed and operating according to manufacturer’s specifications.
IQ, OQ, and IPV are recommended at installation, after moving the instrument, after software or hardware upgrades, and after planned maintenance or critical repairs. Our qualification specialists will partner with you to deliver timely, cost-effective, and trusted qualification services that include reliable, audit-style documentation that will help ensure your instruments meet regulatory requirements.
During the 1-year system warranty period, all costs for travel or shipping, labor, and parts for repairs are covered. Extended warranties, covering an extra year, are also available. When you purchase your instrument, check with your sales representative to see if an extended warranty package (including both instrument and warranty extension) is available.*
For a system that's already in your lab, check your service coverage today.
* Extended warranty packages are not available in all regions. Please contact your local sales representative or visit Contact Us.
Online flow cytometry resources are found in our Cell Analysis Learning Center, which explains many flow cytometry topics. Of special interest is the Molecular Probes School of Fluorescence, which includes everything we wish we had known when we first started working with fluorescent reagents.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.