Hardy signs a distributorship agreement with Applied BioCode of Santa Fe Springs, California. The BioCode MDx-3000 offers a new and exciting technology that involves microscopic bar-coded beads to simultaneously detect multiple pathogenic organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) as developed by Dr. Winston Ho. This advanced PCR multiplex system is FDA cleared for two panels that can detect 17 pathogens each: respiratory and gastrointestinal. It can produce fast results for up to 188 patient samples per 8-hour shift. Hardy is looking forward to expanding its microbiology offering into the world of molecular diagnostics.