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Hardy Diagnostics Releases New Room Temperature Storage Sterile Environmental Monitoring Plates

SANTA MARIA, Calif., July 23, 2019 ( - Hardy Diagnostics has begun production of triple-bagged, irradiated SterEM™ mono plates and Lok-Tight™ irradiated contact plates with new package enhancements. The new packaging formats offer convenient room temperature storage, shelf-life stability and significant reduction of moisture build-up.

Along with new packaging to mitigate condensation concerns, all Lok-Tight™ contact plate products have a friction lid design to keep the lid in place prior to sampling and an optional plate locking feature, assuring lids stay secured during transport to the lab.

These product categories are designed for increased environmental monitoring in critical areas and are irradiated to a SAL 10ˉ⁶. Hardy Diagnostics’ commitment to continuous improvement will benefit customers requiring added measures of sterility and security for their environmental monitoring programs.

About Hardy Diagnostics

Hardy Diagnostics is an FDA licensed and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of medical devices for microbiological procedures in both clinical and industrial laboratories. The company manufactures about 2,700 products for the culture and identification of bacteria and fungi from its Santa Maria, California, headquarters and a second manufacturing facility in Ohio. Currently, over 10,000 laboratories are serviced by Hardy Diagnostics throughout the nation.

The company was founded in 1980 by Jay Hardy, a clinical laboratory scientist from Santa Barbara, California. Today, Hardy Diagnostics, a 100% employee-owned company, maintains nine distribution centers throughout the U.S. and exports products to over 80 foreign distributors.

The company’s mission is to partner with its laboratory customers to prevent and diagnose disease.

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For additional information, contact:

Christopher Catani, Director of Sales and Marketing
Hardy Diagnostics
1430 West McCoy Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93455

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Last Updated: 06-Aug-2019