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


As it is, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has gotten loads of bad press in modern times. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, purportedly extreme concentrations of it purportedly produced by the increased activity of snowballing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to work 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 positive a use, perhaps, in the Portland area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be studied in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the sort of cells being observed. Generally CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Essentially, what a CO2 incubator does is maintain cell cultures at the perfect temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is introduced 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 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.

Cryo-Source, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations across the country, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Portland. Our advanced, super-efficient production techniques see to it that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’re keen to know more about PurityPlus CO2, the numerous applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Cryo-Source today.