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


Unfortunately, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has been the recipient of heaps of bad press more recently. As the most notable of Earth’s greenhouse gases, supposedly excessive concentrations of it supposedly resulting from the increased activity of growing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll let the scientists27 argue 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 Fresno area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are essential tools in medical research. They’re used to house cell cultures that must be nurtured in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators ward off contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, based on the kinds of cells being studied. Generally CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Fundamentally, what a CO2 incubator does is keep cell cultures at the ideal temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is inserted into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator as a means of keeping the pH constant. This is most vital for …

  • incubating human skin cells for use in life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research devoted to preventing disease,
  • stem cell therapy presented 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.

Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply, as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations all over the United States, is dedicated to supplying CO2 gas cylinders for this necessary medical research in and around Fresno. Our modern, super-efficient production techniques insure that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’d like further details on PurityPlus CO2, the diverse applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply today.