Smart Buying


Can a price be put on innovation? What are scientific breakthroughs going for these days?

For better or worse, your reality is this: although funding is even harder to come by, you’re still challenged to discover more on a limited budget.

Your buying decisions in these areas impact your staff’s day-to-day pursuit of discovery as well as long-term sustainability.

Achieving even incremental innovation today depends on more than just well-designed labs and talented staff. It requires optimal efficiency and the ability to monitor progress, inventory and costs.

It means working within structured supply networks that provide the standardization you need—particularly with specialty gases, cryogenic equipment and safety products—to let you focus on more important things like your research.


Discover more, purchase less

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Airgas Healthcare knows she’s making it work on a tight budget.

As a specialized brand of Airgas, an Air Liquide company, we’re always looking for ways to bring more economy and efficiency to your supply chain. Becoming the industry’s leading single source for all things gases, welding and safety meant creating a few breakthroughs of our own, including developing customized online tools for purchasing and inventory management, and providing a multi-channel customer service model:

  • More than 1,100 locations nationwide
  • Expert account managers
  • Industry specialists
  • Dedicated telesales teams
  • Robust eProcurement platform

Partnering with us means you have complete access to all the specialty gases, gas equipment, cryogenics, safety products, and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies you need—all from one source. It also means we can evaluate your spend and usage, and audit your gas system to optimize effective spend and standardize supply management. 

You get streamlined procurement with one expert point of contact. Easy, straightforward invoicing. More effective, more efficient inventory management. More savings. And more time for you to concentrate on your projects. Our offering includes:

  • Pure gases
  • Gas mixtures
  • Analytical gases
  • LaserPLUS™  gases
  • Medical gases
  • Healthcare refrigerant gases
  • Hydrocarbon processing gases
  • Dry ice
  • Portable cylinders
  • Process chemicals
  • Cryogenic equipment

Only Airgas provides custom value-added solutions, including:

  • One source for all gases, equipment, cryogenics, safety products and MRO supplies
  • Pure analytical gases and certified mixtures
  • Expertise in laboratory design
  • On-site product management and cylinder tracking
  • Time-saving eProcurement punch-out integration

We have the technical know-how and national presence to meet your needs for high-purity gases and precision blends, whether you manage a single facility or multiple sites across the country.

Our engineers developed AcuGrav™, a totally computerized and automated high-tolerance specialty gas filling system that provides precise, quality gas mixtures every time.

Gain space, maintain control

Centralized gas supply allows your labs to focus on research, not cylinders.

Our central gas supply system removes cylinders from the laboratory and relocates them to a centralized area where gas can be piped to multiple points of use. Reduce the number of gas cylinders at your facility and reclaim valuable space—all without sacrificing control at the point of use.

Regulated outlet pressure protects workers and valuable equipment as well as manages pressure changes that may occur. Monitor your gas supply through a local control panel, which indicates when a cylinder needs replacing. Assure a constant gas flow and no interruptions with a semi-automatic changeover manifold switches from empty to full cylinders.

Our specialty gas equipment experts will assist you in each step of the central gas supply process, providing consultation during system design, installation, startup and daily application.


Increase patient safety & optimize time

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Iron out the logistics

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Always ready when you are—wherever you are

Simplify supply with our safe, reliable and easy-to-use solution for first responders and healthcare practitioners.

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