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


Sadly, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has garnered a great deal of bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyextreme concentrations of it reportedly caused by the increased activity of ballooning human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to sort this out, the science being decidedly not settled. Instead, we’ll concentrate on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, possibly, in the Cincinnati area than in CO2 incubators.

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

More or less, what a CO2 incubator does is keep 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 as a means of keeping the pH stable. This is especially vital for …

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

Wright Brothers, as an important part of the PurityPlus® partner network of better than 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations from coast to coast, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Cincinnati. Our advanced, super-efficient production processes assure that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’re keen on learning more about PurityPlus CO2, the numerous applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Wright Brothers today.