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


As it is, CO2 – perhaps equally well known as carbon dioxide – has garnered considerable bad press more recently. As the most significant of Earth’s greenhouse gases, reportedlyexcessive concentrations of it reportedly produced by the increased activity of ballooning human populations are blamed for global warming. We’ll trust the scientists to rule on this, 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 constructive a use, possibly, in the Minneapolis area than in CO2 incubators.

CO2 incubators are invaluable tools in medical research. They’re used to hold cell cultures that must be studied in as sterile an environment as possible. Different sorts of CO2 incubators inhibit contamination in the incubation chamber by different methods, relative to the kinds of cells being nurtured. Generally 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 perfect 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 stable. This is most important for …

  • incubating human skin cells to provide life-saving skin grafts,
  • stem cell research dedicated to fighting 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 aid healing processes in regenerative medicine.

Toll Company, as a member of the PurityPlus® partner network of over 150 specialty gas providers at 600 locations across the country, is committed to supplying CO2 gas cylinders for this necessary medical research in and around Minneapolis. Our advanced, super-efficient production methods assure that this gas will always be immediately available to our customers when they need it.

If you’d like more information on PurityPlus CO2, the numerous applications to which our customers put it, and how we can put it to use for you, contact Toll Company today.