Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Look to PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases


In certain Auburn industries, PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much in demand from Spec Air Specialty Gases as the specialty gases we manufacture.

Of course, the life sciences count very much on this type of equipment. They use it most often to protect delicate biological materials – human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and such. Medical and pharmaceutical enterprises especially employ our cryogenic refrigerators and dewars for all kinds of medical research, including the development of vaccines. Then, as you’d expect, there are the blood banks, tissue banks, hospitals, and clinics for whom this kind of equipment is indispensable. Other PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerator and dewar customers include government and university research facilities as well as various biorepositories that specialize in the gathering, processing, inventorying, and dissemination of biological specimens.

PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators are available in assorted models and sizes – the better to permit long-term storage of liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic substances at the most beneficial temperature. The availability of different hold times, work times, evaporation rates, and other features makes it clear there’s a refrigerator for practically any cryogenic application.

Our dewars are built with vacuum-layered walls that give you unbeatable thermal insulation and thus markedly decrease the rate at which their contents – either liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic matter – is lost to evaporation.

As a complement to these cryogenic hardware, we also provide Auburn life science firms with …

  • a high-quality whisper valve for cryogenic refrigerators and dewars. This device installs easily on the vent valve of these containers to quietly alleviate the pressure of the compressed gases within. Result? Less container damage and fewer lab hassles.
  • a variety of gas cylinder manifold alternatives including those with automatic changeover. These systems facilitate a continuous flow of gas while automatically changing cylinder or bank priority from the primary source to an additional supply with no fluctuation in pressure.

As important as our cryogenic equipment is to healthcare, medicine, and biotechnology, we supply other Auburn-area industries with these products as well. For instance, the manufacture of high-end metal products often requires the use of cryogenics. Utilities depend on cryogenics too – to cool wires and aid in the smooth transmission of electric power. In the food industry, cryogenic flash-freezing helps preserve food nutrients and texture over an extended shelf life. And cryogenic freezing is pretty much mandatory in the development of superconductors for, say, MRI machines or use in quantum computing.

Whatever your field, whatever your application, get the finest cryogenic equipment and gases for it from Spec Air Specialty Gases, your Auburn PurityPlus® Partner.