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


As it is, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has been the recipient of much bad press in recent decades. As the most notable of Earth’s greenhouse gases, allegedly excessive concentrations of it allegedly produced by the increased activity of growing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 argue this out, the science being nowhere near settled. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, perhaps, in the Riverside area than in CO2 incubators.

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

Essentially, 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 stable. This is most important for …

  • incubating human skin cells to provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research directed at eliminating disease,
  • stem cell therapy put forward as an alternative to surgery,
  • plastic surgery, tissue repair, and dermatological treatments,
  • anti-aging therapies, and
  • the multiplication of human cells to assist healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Elite Air, as an important part of the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations across the nation, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Riverside. Our state-of-the-art, super-efficient production methods assure 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 assorted applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Elite Air today.