PurityPlus® Applied: CO2 for St. Louis-area Medical Research Involving CO2 Incubators


Sadly, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has garnered considerable bad press more recently. As the most noteworthy of Earth’s greenhouse gases, allegedly extreme concentrations of it allegedly caused by the increased activity of growing human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to fight 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, conceivably, in the St. Louis area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are essential tools in medical research. They’re used to protect cell cultures that must be studied in as sterile an environment as possible. Different types of CO2 incubators thwart contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, depending on the types of cells being studied. Most often CO2 incubators are employed in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

Essentially, what a CO2 incubator does is maintain cell cultures at the optimal temperature and moisture to maintain optimum pH levels. CO2 gas from a cylinder is introduced into a carbonate buffer medium within the incubator as a means of keeping the pH fixed. This is particularly 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 support healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Cee Kay Supply, Inc., as an important part of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations all over the United States, is pleased to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this noble medical research in and around St. Louis. Our modern, super-efficient production processes see to it that this gas will always be easily available to our customers when they need it.

If you’re keen on learning more about PurityPlus CO2, the various applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Cee Kay Supply, Inc. today.