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


As it is, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has come in for considerable bad press more recently. As the most noteworthy of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyhigher concentrations of it reportedly resulting from the increased activity of growing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to argue this out, the science being decidedly not settled. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, possibly, in the Albany area than in CO2 incubators.

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

In effect, 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 fixed. This is especially critical for …

  • incubating human skin cells for use in life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at eliminating disease,
  • stem cell therapy offered 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.

Noble Gas Solutions, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations all over the United States, is pleased to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Albany. Our state-of-the-art, super-efficient production processes make certain that this gas will always be easily available to our customers when they need it.

If you’re interested in learning more about PurityPlus CO2, the various applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Noble Gas Solutions today.