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


Unfortunately, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has gotten a lot of bad press in recent decades. As the most notable of Earth’s greenhouse gases, purportedly excessive concentrations of it purportedly resulting from the increased activity of ballooning human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 sort this out, 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 constructive a use, perhaps, in the Sioux Falls area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are indispensable tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different kinds of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, relative to the kinds of cells being observed. Typically CO2 incubators are used in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

For the most part, 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 infed into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator as a means of keeping the pH constant. This is most important for …

  • incubating human skin cells to provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research dedicated to preventing 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.

A-OX Welding Supply, 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 noble medical research in and around Sioux Falls. Our leading-edge, 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 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 A-OX Welding Supply today.