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


As it is, CO2 – otherwise known as carbon dioxide – has garnered a great deal of bad press more recently. As the most noteworthy of Earth’s greenhouse gases, supposedly higher concentrations of it supposedly resulting from the increased activity of swelling human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to fight this out, the science being decidedly not settled. Instead, we’ll focus on the good uses to which CO2 can be put. And there’s no more worthwhile a use, conceivably, in the Winona area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be looked after in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators ward off contamination in the incubation chamber by different means, based on the types of cells being nurtured. Most often CO2 incubators are utilized in stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, and plastic surgery.

More or less, 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 in order to keep the pH balanced. This is especially important for …

  • incubating human skin cells to be used in life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research devoted to preventing 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 assist healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc., as [[one of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations across the country, is proud to supply CO2 gas cylinders for this vital medical research in and around Winona. Our modern, super-efficient production processes ensure that this gas will always be easily available to our customers when they need it.

If you want to know more about PurityPlus CO2, the numerous applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. today.