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


Sadly, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has garnered a great deal of bad press in modern times. As the most noteworthy of Earth’s greenhouse gases, purportedly higher concentrations of it purportedly caused by the increased activity of growing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to rule on this, the science being far from settled. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more beneficial a use, perhaps, in the Northern Illinois area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are indispensable tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

More or less, what a CO2 incubator does is maintain cell cultures at the optimal temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is inserted into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator in order to keep the pH stable. This is most crucial for …

  • incubating human skin cells to provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at combatting disease,
  • stem cell therapy presented 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.

Weldstar Specialty Gases, as a member of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations nationwide, is pleased to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this noble medical research in and around Northern Illinois. Our advanced, super-efficient production methods make sure that this gas will always be promptly available to our customers when they need it.

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