Healthcare, Biotech Firms and Research Facilities Look to PurityPlus® for More Than Specialty Gases


In certain St. Louis industries, PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators and storage dewars are as much in demand from Cee Kay Supply, Inc. as the specialty gases we manufacture.

As you’d figure, the life sciences count very much on this sort of equipment. They use it most often to protect delicate biological materials – human tissue, stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood, and the like. Medical and pharmaceutical entities specifically make use of our cryogenic refrigerators and dewars for all kinds of medical research, including the development of vaccines. Then, as you’d expect, there are the blood banks, tissue banks, hospitals, and clinics for whom this type of equipment is vital. Other PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerator and dewar customers include government and university research facilities as well as various biorepositories that specialize in the amassing, processing, inventorying, and distribution of biological specimens.

PurityPlus® cryogenic refrigerators come in a number of models and sizes – the better to enable long-term storage of liquid nitrogen and other cryogenic materials at the ideal temperature. The availability of various hold times, work times, evaporation rates, and other attributes ensures a refrigerator for virtually any cryogenic need.

Our dewars feature vacuum-layered walls that give you exceptional thermal insulation and thus considerably cut the speed at which their contents – either liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic matter – is lost to evaporation.

Besides these cryogenic hardware, we also provide St. Louis life science researchers with …

  • a high-quality whisper valve for cryogenic refrigerators and dewars. This appliance installs with no effort at all on the vent valve of these canisters to reduce – almost without sound – the pressure of the compressed gases inside. Result? Less container damage and fewer lab hassles.
  • a range of gas cylinder manifold options including those with automatic changeover. These systems permit a continuous flow of gas while automatically changing cylinder or bank priority from the primary source to an additional supply with no fluctuation in pressure.

As important as our cryogenic equipment is to healthcare, medicine, and biotechnology, other St. Louis-area industries employ these products as well. By way of illustration, the fabrication of high-end metal products often entails the use of cryogenics. Utilities have a need for cryogenics too – to cool wires and assist with the smooth transmission of electric power. In the food industry, cryogenic flash-freezing helps safeguard food nutrients and texture over a longer shelf life. And cryogenic freezing is essential in the production of superconductors for, say, MRI machines or use in quantum computing.

Regardless of your field or application, get the best cryogenic equipment and gases for it from Cee Kay Supply, Inc., your St. Louis PurityPlus® Partner.