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


As it is, CO2 – aka carbon dioxide – has been the recipient of heaps of bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reputably extreme concentrations of it reputedly caused by the increased activity of snowballing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 fight this out, the science being far from settled. Instead, we’ll set our sights on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, perhaps, in the Indianapolis area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are indispensable tools in medical research. They’re used to house cell cultures that must be cultivated in as sterile an environment as possible. Different kinds of CO2 incubators impede contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the types of cells being studied. Most often CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

In effect, what a CO2 incubator does is keep cell cultures at the optimal temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is introduced into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator so as to keep the pH stable. This is particularly critical for …

  • incubating human skin cells for use in life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at combatting 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 support healing processes in regenerative medicine.

American Welding & Gas, Inc., as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations from coast to coast, is dedicated to supplying CO2 gas cylinders for this noble medical research in and around Indianapolis. Our cutting-edge, super-efficient production processes make certain that this gas will always be promptly available to our customers when they need it.

If you’d like to know more about PurityPlus CO2, the various applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact American Welding & Gas, Inc. today.