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December, 2013
A contract is signed with the well-known scientific supply distributor, VWR. Hardy Diagnostics now offers 1,600 of its culture media products through this distribution channel to the industrial and research microbiology labs. Hardy’s TapTight™ contact plates and the CulGenex™ molecular biology reagents are now being sold exclusively through VWR.
June, 2013
The Northwest distribution center in Centralia is moved to Lacey, Washington, a suburb of Olympia. The new and larger facility services the Hardy customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
May, 2013
The Federal government requires that all manufacturers pay a highly contested 2.3% tax on the sale of all medical devices, in order to help fund the new Affordable Care Act (ACA).
April, 2013
Hardy becomes a supplier to Medline, one of the nation’s largest distributors of medical and surgical products. Medline will be representing Hardy in its new laboratory supply offering.
March, 2013
Hardy’s Swab Rinse Kits are now being used on the International Space Station to collect specimens for culture. The astronauts are using the Hardy Diagnostics’ products to sample the microbiome in and on their own bodies as well as the microbiome of the surfaces within the space craft.
January, 2013
Jay Hardy, the founder and president of Hardy Diagnostics sells the company in January of 2013. The majority of Hardy Diagnostics is now owned by the employees who work there. “If we act like we own the place,… it’’s because we do!”