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


As it is, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has garnered considerable bad press in recent decades. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyexcessive concentrations of it reportedly caused by the increased activity of rising human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 debate this, the science being nowhere near settled. Instead, we’ll focus on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, perhaps, in the Southern California area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be nurtured in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators hinder contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the sort of cells being cultivated. 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 peak temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is infed into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator as a means of keeping the pH constant. This is particularly important for …

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

WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations from coast to coast, is committed to supplying CO2 gas cylinders for this necessary medical research in and around Southern California. Our advanced, super-efficient production processes see to it that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you wish to learn more about PurityPlus CO2, the assorted applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment today.