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 include HardyCHROM MRSA, and HardyCHROM ESBL.