PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for Auburn-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators


Sadly, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has been the recipient of a lot of bad press more recently. As the most noteworthy of Earth’s greenhouse gases, purportedly excessive concentrations of it purportedly caused by the increased activity of swelling human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to work this out, the science being nowhere near settled. Instead, we’ll set our sights on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, perhaps, in the Auburn area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are vital tools in medical research. They’re used to house cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the sort of cells being observed. Most often CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

For the most part, what a CO2 incubator does is sustain cell cultures at the perfect temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is introduced into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator as a means of keeping the pH fixed. This is most vital for …

  • incubating human skin cells for use in life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at eliminating disease,
  • stem cell therapy put forward as an alternative to surgery,
  • plastic surgery, tissue repair, and dermatological treatments,
  • anti-aging therapies, and
  • the multiplication of human cells to aid healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Spec Air Specialty Gases, as a member of the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations across the nation, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Auburn. Our modern, super-efficient production methods see to it that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’d like further details on PurityPlus CO2, the various applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Spec Air Specialty Gases today.