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


As it is, CO2 – aka carbon dioxide – has come in for a lot of bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyexcessive concentrations of it reportedly caused by the increased activity of snowballing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll leave it to the scientists to argue this out, the science being far from settled. Instead, we’ll focus on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more constructive a use, conceivably, in the Dayton area than in CO2 incubators.

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

For the most part, what a CO2 incubator does is sustain cell cultures at peak temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is injected 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 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 aid healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Weiler Welding, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of more than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations from coast to coast, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this noble medical research in and around Dayton. Our advanced, super-efficient production methods make sure that this gas will always be promptly available to our customers when they need it.

If you’d like more information on PurityPlus CO2, the diverse applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Weiler Welding today.