In November, Hardy Diagnostics was presented with a “Certificate of Recognition” from the Salvation Army. The generous Hardy Partners participated in numerous projects to assist the needy, such as food drives and Christmas kettle bell-ringing. The company’s Community Action Committee has also assisted the Good Samaritan Shelter, Humane Society, Toys for Tots, and the Boys... Read more »
In November, Hardy released the PathFinder Listeria test. This novel test will fluoresce green in the presence of pathogenic Listeria spp. It only takes overnight incubation to detect all the pathogenic species of Listeria that may be lurking on environmental surfaces of a food processing plant. Due to the green fluorescence, this test is more... Read more »
In October, Hardy gained clearance from the FDA to market the new Carba 5 lateral flow device that detects the five main bacterial enzymes of Carbapenem resistance. Test results are obtained in only 15 minutes and the cost is far less than PCR. Another benefit is that it tests for the phenotypic expression of the... Read more »
In July, Hardy announced the long-awaited release of The Wizard, an automated colony counting device that is used for the analysis of the Compact Dry plates. These plates are designed to enumerate the contaminating bacteria, yeast, and mold from food specimens. Compact Dry plates are available for E. coli, coliforms, total counts, yeast and mold,... Read more »
On May 1, Hardy purchased the microbiology division of HealthLink in Jacksonville, Florida. Hardy is pleased to welcome the HealthLink customers and to assist them in purchasing culture media, antibiotic disks, QC microorganisms, specimen collection and transport swabs. One of the main products involved in this transaction is the Selective Strep Agar Plate.
On April 29, the FDA cleared Hardy’s new chromogenic agar plate, HardyCHROM CRE. This medium is used to detect Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Commonly known as highly drug resistant “Super Bugs,” these organisms are an increasing concern in the medical field today. This culture media will assist in their detection and control. Other similar products would... Read more »
In May, Hardy renovated the design and packaging of their irradiated contact plates. These triple bagged pates are now capable of room temperature storage and are designed to control excess condensation. The plates feature the “twist lock” design that keeps the lids firmly attached to the base in order to reduce the chance of contamination... Read more »
Hardy Diagnostics was awarded VWR Life Science Supplier of the Year award for 2018 (also the winner for 2016) for the second time since we began our partnership with VWR in 2013. This is based on percent increase from previous year and voted on by the VWR sales reps. Hardy Diagnostics also won the platinum... Read more »
In keeping with Hardy’s Green philosophy, Hardy completed its solar panel project for two of its buildings in Santa Maria, CA during the month of February. This large array consists of almost 700 panels and is the largest solar project in Santa Maria. It will provide the majority of the power needs for both of... Read more »
In January, Hardy Diagnostics once again was awarded the Life Science “Supplier of the Year” award by VWR. This honor was due to Hardy’s record for prompt delivery, breadth of product line, and excellence in customer service.