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June, 2022
Hardy Diagnostics receives 3 awards in June:1. “Best Employee Owned Company” of the Pacific Coast2. “Business of the Month” in Santa Maria3. “Best Places to Work” in the Central Coast
June, 2022
The R&D microbiologists at Hardy Diagnostics present four research posters at the National ASM Convention in Washington DC in June after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. They were: the new Candida auris chromogenic plate, improved Carba 5 detection of ESBLs evaluation, the Hardy MALDI comparison to Biotyper, and the new TRIO.BAS™ air sampler... Read more »
May, 2022
In May of this year, Ashleigh Rickey was promoted to the position of Quality Assurance Director after three years of employment with the company. Ashleigh is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and has a Master’s degree in Public Health. She has also been certified by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society for Medical Devices. Ashleigh manages a... Read more »
March, 2022
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... Read more »
February, 2022
We made about 1.5 million Viral Transports (#R99) in one month, thanks to Hardy co-workers that put in extra time at night and on weekends, and Partners from other departments that helped out in packaging.
January, 2022
After being involved in manufacturing at Hardy Diagnostics for six years, Ethan Brannon is named to head up the entire Manufacturing Department, which includes the both of the facilities in California and Ohio. Ethan became the Director of Manufacturing in January of 2022 and has successfully led numerous projects as a part of the company’s... Read more »
September, 2021
Sales of ImmuView begin to soar. This new kit that Hardy distributes from Denmark will detect Legionella pneumophila and Streptococcus pneumonia antigens in the urine of patients that are suffering from pneumonia.
September, 2021
In September, a new high speed automated plate pouring line was installed at Hardy’s Springboro, Ohio facility. It can pour ten petri plates at a time, making it the largest and fastest in America. It also fully automates the bagging, sealing, and labeling process so that the plates are never handled by human hands.
September, 2021
In September, Hardy released its newest addition to its extensive line of Chromogenic media plates. HardyCHROM Candida+auris detects all the clinically significant yeasts (C. albicans, tropicalis, krusei, and glabrata) and now includes Candida auris. C. auris is a potentially deadly fungus that is highly resistant to most of the anti-fungal drugs. To aid in its... Read more »
September, 2021
In August, Hardy released yet another Chromogenic media plate that will easily detect Group A Strep (Streptococcus pyogenes) which is the cause of Strep throat infections. Clinical microbiologists appreciate the fact that the Group A Strep colonies develop a distinct red-orange color within 24 hours of incubation. Also, the colors are intensified by the pure... Read more »
August, 2021
In 2021, Hardy Diagnostics had one of the biggest and best Food Drives in company history. Overall, between Ohio and California, we were able to donate over $20,000 worth of food and cash. These donations help lift up our local communities by donation to the Dayton Food Bank, The Santa Barbara County Food Bank, and... Read more »
May, 2021
Hardy becomes the exclusive distributor for the AutoBio Autof ms 1000 spectrometer for the rapid identification of microorganisms. This MALDI-TOF instrument is capable of identifying 96 samples in less than 20 minutes hands-on time. Its database is the largest in the industry and contains 5,000 species with over 15,000 strains of bacteria, yeast, and filamentous... Read more »
March, 2021
Hardy continued to do its part to control the Covid-19 Pandemic. Millions of Viral Transport Media tubes were produced, along with the sales of swabs, masks, face shields, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Hardy also became a distributor for the Covid-19 Antibody and Antigen rapid test kits, that produce results in about 15 minutes.
December, 2020
At the end of the year, a three-year long expansion project was finished at the Ohio manufacturing facility, which doubled the space needed for new clean rooms, warehousing, shipping, and walk-in coolers.
December, 2020
In December, HDx completed a renovation project of its manufacturing facility in California, in which a new walk-in cooler, employee locker room, and chemistry lab were completed.
October, 2020
In October, the Hardy Partners celebrated their eighth year of being an Employee Owned company (ESOP). As a company that is 100% owned by its employees, the workers receive free shares in the company every year on November 30th. The theme this year was “Backing Your Future!”
September, 2020
In September, several new executive leadership positions were created. Andre Hsiung became the company’s Chief Scientific Officer in charge of R&D, Technical Services and Performance Studies. Christopher Catani (pictured) was promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Sue Pruett added Quality Control to her Quality Assurance duties.
September, 2020
In the Fall, two new properties were purchased on McCoy Lane in Santa Maria, CA. A 12,000sf building as added to the seven existing buildings on McCoy to house more office and manufacturing space.  Also, a two acre parcel was purchased to accommodate a future building project.
March, 2020
In March, HDx immediately responded to increased demand for Viral Transport Media and PPE to help meet our nation’s need for supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 20 million Viral Transports were sold in 2020, along with millions of swabs, masks, face shield, and sanitizers.
January, 2020
In January, Hardy purchased the rights to DuraRack, a new design for an exceedingly sturdy and durable Petri Plate rack. This patented, epoxy-coated, steel rack will hold up to 84 100mm Petri plates for incubator or refrigerator use. The last rack you will ever have to buy!
January, 2020
At the beginning of the year, Hardy gained FDA clearance for the CARBA 5 lateral flow test kit for the rapid detection of five of the carbapenemase enzymes involved in Gram negative bacterial resistance to most antibiotics (the “superbugs”).