Partnering with microbiologists to diagnose and prevent diseaseTM

January, 2022
At Hardy Diagnostics, you will find a complete selection of laboratory and microbiology supplies for the clinical, industrial, and molecular biology labs. Hardy Diagnostics is a 100% employee-owned company that has been helping people live healthier lives since 1980. Our microbiology products are used all over the world to diagnose and prevent disease. The dedication... Read more »
August, 2021
In 1884, Danish microbiologist Hans Christian Gram discovered that crystal violet irreversibly stained certain bacteria but can be washed from others. The Gram stain technique identifies bacteria as gram-positive (the stain is retained) or gram-negative (the stain is washed away.) Gram found that his stain worked for visualizing a series of bacteria associated with disease... Read more »
October, 2020
“Many people have asked me how I got started in business. First of all, you will need to know that our company, currently consisting of 430 co-workers, manufactures culture media that microbiologists use in the laboratory. Culture media is what we call the “bug food” that bacteria and fungi feast upon in order for microbiologists... Read more »
June, 2020
Hardy Diagnostics is proud to partner with labs around the country as they work tirelessly to detect and prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We were recently featured by a local news team to show our community what we’re doing in the fight against this pandemic. Watch our recent highlight and let us know how... Read more »
June, 2020
A study published on May 6th, has produced optimism that vitamin D may help to prevent serious infections of the COVID-19 virus. Researchers from the UK have compiled data on the incidence of COVID-19 infections and correlated it to the blood levels of vitamin D in people from 20 European nations. The results show that... 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 »
November, 2018
October was Employee Ownership Month. Hardy Diagnostics, a 100% Employee-Owned medical device company, is celebrating with activities throughout the month, culminating with a company-wide tri-tip barbecue on Halloween put on by the Vandenberg Air Force Base Non-Commissioned Officer Association (NCOA). Through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, employees are granted stock in their company... Read more »
April, 2018
While GBS screenings are the standard in the US and in Europe, there are still parts of the world where the 1 in 5 women globally who carry GBS may not receive screening or treatment. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, involving... Read more »
September, 2017
My wife is eight months pregnant and her due date is creeping ever closer with each passing day. In this last month, many preparations are being made in our home. We have assembled the cradle, put away the copious amount of clothes our generous parents have given us (it’s our first child), and the house has... Read more »
April, 2017
Starting off CHROM Month is HardyCHROM SS NoPRO. Before we talk about this innovative new media, let us first take a look at how it came to be. In 1968, Hektoen Enteric Agar was introduced by the Hektoen Institute of Chicago. HE agar is a selective and differential agar used for the culture of Salmonella and Shigella from... Read more »
January, 2017
Great news from VWR’s Americas Sales Conference. We are extremely proud to announce that Hardy Diagnostics was awarded the 2016 VWR Life Sciences Supplier of the Year Award! In 2013, Hardy Diagnostics signed an agreement with the well known scientific supplier. Hardy Diagnostics now offers more than 2,100 of its culture media products and microbiology systems through... Read more »
January, 2017
The world of microbiology has lost a dear and sweet friend. Paul Schreckenberger, Ph.D. passed away suddenly on November 29th and will be greatly missed by microbiologists the world over. One of the many activities for which Paul was known was his wonderfully informative and practical microbiology seminars that were sponsored by Hardy Diagnostics. All of... Read more »
December, 2015
January 2016 is right around the corner. While a new year always brings change, or at least the promise for change (I swear to make it to the gym for a change), this new year brings a critical change to clinical labs in the United States. Starting on the first of January, the Centers for... Read more »
September, 2015
If you were on the internet a few months ago, then you more than likely saw this photo. The woman behind this image is Tasha Sturm, a Laboratory Technician for Cabrillo College and became, seemingly overnight, a sensation because of her love of microbiology. The image went viral on social media and news channels. Overnight,... Read more »
August, 2015
      Hybrid, Zero Emissions, Paperless: These, amongst others, are keywords that have become so woven into our daily vernacular that the very sight of them has almost become second nature. The movement to conserve energy or “Going Green” has been enjoying an all-time height of relevancy.  Environmental concerns such as climate change have... Read more »