PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for Richmond, Virginia-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators


As it is, CO2 – aka carbon dioxide – has garnered considerable bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyexcessive concentrations of it reportedly resulting from the increased activity of ballooning human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 rule on this, the science being far from settled. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more beneficial a use, conceivably, in the Richmond, Virginia area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators ward off contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, based on the kinds of cells being observed. Most often CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Basically, what a CO2 incubator does is keep cell cultures at the optimum temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is inserted into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator so as to keep the pH balanced. This is especially critical for …

  • incubating human skin cells to provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at combatting 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 aid healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Arc3 Gases, as a member of the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations nationwide, is pleased to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Richmond, Virginia. Our modern, super-efficient production methods see to it that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’re interested in learning more about PurityPlus CO2, the assorted applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Arc3 Gases today.