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December, 2019
In November, Hardy Diagnostics was presented with a “Certificate of Recognition” from the Salvation Army. The company continues their commitment to donate 1% of its earnings to charitable causes to make our world a better place.
December, 2019
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.
November, 2019
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.
November, 2019
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.
November, 2019
Many people are concerned about what kinds of microorganisms might be lurking in their cannabis products. Growers and cultivators are trying their best to understand how these contaminants, or “bugs,” may be getting into their products. Testing labs are working hard to properly screen and identify the worst offenders, even when they are not required... Read more »
October, 2019
“There is no future for those who cannot or will not think.” (Louis O. Kelso, In Lectures and Conversation) Louis Kelso is often credited as the man who invented the ESOP. Hardy Diagnostics owes Louis Kelso a lifetime of gratitude for his ideas as they have helped shaped our company today. The following is a... Read more »
September, 2019
Long before Sir Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of Penicillin in 1928, our ancestors were already putting the antimicrobial effects of metal to use.  Metals such as copper and silver were used as vessels by ancient civilizations to keep their water clean and safe to drink (1). Researchers have also discovered a reference in an ancient... Read more »
September, 2019
We know that cannabis can make people sick. We know that the pathogens present in this medicine, like many others, have killed patients[i]. We know that our most vulnerable and desperate cannabis patients are immunocompromised, terminal, and/or pediatric. WE, US, YOU AND I, must address patient safety in an informed and rational way. We do... Read more »
September, 2019
Self-policing has long been the standard for the industry, although several entities have a say in what constitutes Best Practice in the manufacturing and production of cosmetics and personal care products.  The FDA’s  (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics) oversight is mainly focused on regulating adulterated and misbranded products. Products classified as improving the appearance and... Read more »
September, 2019
In total silence, a nearly 463 ton marvel is traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, but it garners little attention from those on Earth. In a modern age where space travel has become so mundane that private space flight companies are better known for their founder’s tweets than the incredible feats of scientific achievement they... Read more »
July, 2019
Hardy Diagnostics is proud not only to support global organizations and charities whose values mirror our own, but every once in a while we get the unique chance to make a direct impact on someone’s life through giving. Recently, we were given that very opportunity when a young girl needed help with her science project.... Read more »
June, 2019
Hardy Diagnostics is proud to annual donate at least 1% of our earnings every year to charity. Our mission statement of “diagnosing and preventing disease” guides our company’s every move and is often extended to the charities which we choose to support. We would like to take a moment to highlight one such organization, Lifewater.... Read more »
May, 2019
The English translation for the French phrase “Il faut souffrir pour etre belle” is: “You must suffer to be beautiful.” Throughout history, the definition of beauty has changed from one era and society to another. A decade of shaved and precisely drawn in eyebrows gave way to a natural, full and almost unruly look. Glued... Read more »
May, 2019
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.
May, 2019
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 »
May, 2019
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 »
March, 2019
Art masterpieces should be protected from microbial damages by applying preventive action. Although human occupancy is known as the main source of airborne bacteria and molds in closed environments like hospitals and schools,  art masterpieces in museums are often not considered in this respect. Many fungi and bacteria are capable of producing serious damage in... Read more »
March, 2019
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 »
March, 2019
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 »
March, 2019
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.
March, 2019
Seeing the doctor about concerns of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be very uncomfortable for most people...
February, 2019
Glioblastoma tumors are the most common form of malignant brain tumor and affect approximately two to three adults per 100,000 each year. Due to the aggressive nature of glioblastoma, existing treatments are relatively ineffective and the prognosis for affected patients is quite poor. According to the National Brain Tumor Society, the five-year survival rate for... Read more »
February, 2019
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), is a fatal prion infection affecting free-ranging and captive cervid herds. Cervids are hooved ruminant mammals that include deer, caribou, elk, and moose.  In North America, CWD has been found in at least 24 states, as well as in Canada, and has devastating effects on herd populations. Wyoming and Wisconsin have... Read more »