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


Sadly, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has received a great deal of bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, allegedly extreme concentrations of it allegedly caused by the increased activity of ballooning 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 concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more beneficial a use, possibly, in the Beaumont area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are essential tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be cared for in as sterile an environment as possible. Different kinds of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the sort of cells being observed. Generally CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

More or less, what a CO2 incubator does is keep cell cultures at peak temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is injected 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 provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research dedicated to preventing 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 support healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Coastal Welding Supply, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations from coast to coast, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Beaumont. Our advanced, super-efficient production techniques assure 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 assorted applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Coastal Welding Supply today.