Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Count on PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases


In particular Richmond, Virginia industries, PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much sought after from Arc3 Gases as the specialty gases we provide.

As you’d figure, the life sciences depend heavily on this kind of equipment. They use it most often to protect sensitive biological materials – human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and the like. Medical and pharmaceutical labs naturally employ our cryogenic refrigerators and dewars for all sorts of medical research, including the creation of vaccines. Then, as you’d expect, there are the blood banks, tissue banks, hospitals, and clinics for whom such apparatus is vitally important. Other PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerator and dewar customers consist of government and university research facilities as well as various biorepositories dedicated to the collection, processing, inventorying, and dissemination of biological specimens.

PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators come in numerous models and sizes – the better to facilitate long-term storage of liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic substances at the most propitious temperature. The availability of various hold times, work times, evaporation rates, and other attributes ensures a refrigerator for just about any cryogenic need.

Our dewars are built with vacuum-layered walls that give you superior thermal insulation and thus significantly limit the rate at which their contents – either liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic matter – is lost to evaporation.

Rounding out our line of cryogenic apparatuses, we also supply Richmond, Virginia life science industries with …

  • a high-quality whisper valve for cryogenic refrigerators and dewars. This mechanism installs effortlessly on the vent valve of these containers to quietly alleviate the pressure of the compressed gases they hold. Result? Less container damage and fewer lab hassles.
  • a selection of gas cylinder manifold options including those with automatic changeover. These systems permit a continuous flow of gas while automatically changing cylinder or bank priority from the first source to a supplementary supply with no fluctuation in pressure.

As important as our cryogenic equipment is to healthcare, medicine, and biotechnology, other Richmond, Virginia-area industries benefit from these products as well. For example, the manufacture of high-end metal products often warrants the use of cryogenics. Utilities depend on cryogenics too – to cool wires and aid in the smooth transmission of electric power. In the food industry, cryogenic flash-freezing helps preserve food nutrients and texture over an extended shelf life. And cryogenic freezing is a requisite in the development of superconductors for, say, MRI machines or use in quantum computing.

No matter your field or application, get the preferred cryogenic equipment and gases for it from Arc3 Gases, your Richmond, Virginia PurityPlus® Partner.