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Ryvex is an authorized distributor of Hardy Diagnostics, a company that manufactures culture media, and rapid identification kits for microbiological testing in clinical, research, and industrial laboratories.

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MicroScan WalkAway plus System

The WalkAway plus System delivers gold-standard accuracy for microorganism identification and susceptibility testing. This system delivers accurate emerging resistance detection for the toughest pathogens, including VISA, VRSA, and MRSA.

Features & Benefits

The WalkAway plus System is the 4th generation of proven WalkAway technology and reliability.

Our customizable LabPro AlertEX software automates detection of atypical results for quick reporting and directs staff to the most appropriate action based on customized institutional procedures.

The systems advanced Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) detects emerging resistance as it occurs, providing accurate results without reliance on historical data or virtual MIC.

  • Includes LabPro Information Management software designed to simplify workflow and minimize technologist interaction while accommodating differing regional and institutional environments through extensive customization features.
  • Enables simultaneous processing of conventional, rapid, and specialty panels on a single, automated platform.
  • Supports efficient high-volume testing when paired with the Copan WASP: Walk-Away Specimen Processor® and the Bruker MALDI® Biotyper System.
  • Processes Rapid and Specialty ID panels for reduced turnaround when speed matters.
MicroScan autoSCAN-4 System

The autoSCAN-4 System processes panels in seconds, simplifying identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) while standardizing results. Over 30 years of exceptional instrument reliability and our conventional panel technology – with the fewest FDA limitations in automated ID/AST – make the autoSCAN-4 an excellent supplemental system for difficult organisms or as a primary instrument for low-volume usage.

Features & Benefits

The autoSCAN-4 System includes our LabPro Information Management software and is designed to simplify workflow and minimize technologist interaction while accommodating differing regional and institutional environments through extensive customization features. Our LabPro AlertEX software automates detection of atypical results for quick reporting and directs staff to the most appropriate action based upon customized institutional procedures.

  • Operation is easy to learn and use, with minimal training
  • Cost-effective automation for low volumes
  • Processes Conventional panels with direct, non-identification (ID)-dependent minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), to help you zero in on emerging resistance
  • Processes Specialty ID panels for reduced turnaround when speed matters
  • Optional remote diagnostics provide an extra level of service responsiveness
MicroScan Panels Conventional Panels

As the foundation of our identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) products, Conventional panels deliver accuracy, choice, and flexibility. With the fewest FDA limitations of leading automated ID/AST systems, use of conventional panels reduces supplemental testing costs and reporting delays associated with rapid only systems.

  • Direct minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility methodology helps ensure detection of emerging and low-level resistance, while combo ID/AST formats provide creative workflow solutions.
  • Our exclusive, PROMPT™ inoculation method with 4-hour stability reduces inoculum preparation time by over 40% when compared to turbidity methods.
MICroSTREP plus Panels

Healthcare professionals are faced with a variety of significant fastidious pathogens where resistance to an extensive number of antibiotics is rapidly on the rise. This can lead to complications ranging from pediatric ear infections to life-threatening conditions such as meningitis or sepsis. For appropriate antimicrobial therapy, accurate minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing should be assessed for all significant isolates.

Specialty ID Panels

Specialty ID panels provide same-day identification of yeast, Haemophilus/Neisseria, and anaerobic bacteria. The technology tests for the presence of pre-formed enzymes used by the organism to metabolize various substrates.

Rapid ID Panels

A definitive identification (ID) in as little as 2.5 hours coupled with your hospital antibiogram provides rapid empiric therapy guidance. A good choice for common, high volume, gram-negative organisms – MicroScan Rapid panels achieve same day turnaround time for routine isolates.

ES?L plus Panels

Organisms possessing Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ES?L) may be clinically resistant to therapy with penicillins, cephalosporins, and aztreonam, despite apparent in vitro susceptibility to some of these agents. The incidence of these strains is on the rise and is a significant health concern in some regions. Because of this, the screening and confirmation of ES?L-producing strains is recommended by all major national guidelines.

Dehydrated Culture Media CRITERION™

Dehydrated Culture Media is manufactured by Hardy Diagnostics in its ISO 13485 facility. CRITERION™ features: convenient hand grip – stackable containers, four sizes available – 2 liter mylar zip-bag, 500gm, 2kg, 10kg, custom and bulk manufacturing – to your specifications, unparalleled performance – laboratory tested, competitive pricing.

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Susceptibility Testing HardyDisk™ ASTs

Susceptibility Testing HardyDisk™ ASTs are impregnated paper disks used for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST); also known as disk diffusion or Kirby-Bauer testing. Each cartridge contains 50 disks that are spring loaded for smooth and reliable delivery from your BD dispenser.

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HardyCHROM™ MRSA

HardyCHROM™ MRSA is a selective and differential chromogenic medium for the qualitative direct detection of nasal colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Not intended to diagnose infection or guide therapy.

  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA simplifies the identification of MRSA infections.
  • MRSA strains grown in the presence of chromogenic substrates produce deep pink to magenta colonies.
  • Selective agents will inhibit non-MRSA strains.
  • Read-out at 24 hours.
  • Distinct color change read-out.
  • Bright color development.
  • Economically priced
  • Unparalleled customer support.
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Parasitology

Hardy Diagnostics offers a complete selection of products for parasitology testing and transport of specimens.
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Microbiologics® Control Organisms

Large selection of control organisms derived from ATCC for performing quality control testing in your laboratory.
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Microscopic Observation Drug susceptibility Assay (MODS TEST KIT)
  • Detects the presence of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Performs susceptibility testing simultaneously and within the same procedure.
  • Detects resistance to both isoniazid and rifampicin; the two most commonly used drugs for therapy.
  • Uses liquid culture for accelerated growth.
  • Utilizes the TB cording phenomenon for identification, which is easily viewed with an inverted microscope.
  • Detects susceptible, mono-resistant, and multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB usually within a 5 to 10 day incubation period.
  • Can be used to monitor patients on therapy. Detects only living organisms.
  • Cost effective and labor saving
  • Ready-to-use antibiotics available in an easy-to-dissolve tablet. No measuring, weighing, or mixing needed.
  • All vials and reagents are color coded to simplify and error-proof the procedure.
  • Unique protective flexible silicone sealing lid for increased safety. Tray remains permanently sealed throughout the entire incubation and examination procedure. Safety lid can be easily pierced with a needle/syringe if sub-culturing or rapid specification is necessary.
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HardyCHROM™ Carbapenemase

A primary screening medium for blood, sputum, or urine samples for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of gram-negative bacteria that produce carbapenemase. It can be used as a cost effective screening method.
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StrepB Carrot Broth™

For the reliable detection of Group B Strep (Streptococcus agalactiae) in pregnant women. Recently recommended by the CDC for testing women in the 35th to 37th week of pregnancy. Found to be 100% accurate for hemolytic strains.
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HardyCHROM™ Carbapenemase

A primary screening medium for blood, sputum, or urine samples for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of gram-negative bacteria that produce carbapenemase. It can be used as a cost effective screening method.
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TransPRO™ Transport System

TransPRO™ is a liquid-based multi-purpose bacterial collection and transport system utilizing the new HydraFlock™ swab technology in a liquid amies medium. Read more

AnaeroGRO™

Prereduced anaerobic culture media packaged in foil pouches that are flushed with oxygen-free gas. Wide variety of packaging combinations are offered: mono-plates, bi-plates and primary setup combinations. Competitive pricing.
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Dehydrated culture media and additives

BD supplies more than 400 different BD Difco™ and BD BBL™ brand media formulations and ingredients in dehydrated form for the convenience of the laboratorian and bioprocessing specialist.

Quality control
The individual ingredients and final dehydrated product are carefully quality controlled to assure consistent, high-quality performance and obviate the need for media to be prepared in the laboratory from raw materials.

Sizes
Dehydrated culture media are offered in 100-g and 500-g bottles, and 2-kg, 5-lb, 25-lb, 10-kg and 450-g containers.

BD™ Select APS TSB
Manufactured in an Animal Origin-free, Antibiotic-free facility. Mycoplasma Testing upon release. Endotoxin Testing upon release

DPrepared culture media

Since 1935, BD BBL™ prepared media have brought high quality and high performance to the microbiology laboratory. Along with BD Difco™ Laboratories products, BD prepared media are today backed by a combined 180 years of experience in product development, manufacturing and troubleshooting.

BD BBL™ Isolator Pack plated media

BD BBL™ Isolator Pack plated media, in gamma-irradiated packs, work with isolator systems. To use the product, place the wrapped package of plates in the isolator before running the vaporized hydrogen peroxide decontamination cycle. When the isolator aeration cycle has finished, remove the two outermost wrappings, and then remove the sterile inner wrapping.

Sterility
The product is validated for performance and sterility according to Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) guidelines.

Transport bag
The product includes an inner bag you can use to transport plates from your critical environment.

Available media
Media include D/E Neutralizing agar, Sabouraud Dextrose Agar with Lecithin and Polysorbate 80, and Trypticase™ Soy Agar with or without lecithin and polysorbate 80.

Plate types
Available plate types include the BD RODAC™ and RODAC Snap Lid plates for personnel and surface sampling, and BD Finger Dab™ (100mm and 150mm style) plates for sampling of gloved hands.

BD BBL™ prepared plated media

BD BBL™ prepared plated media enable the isolation of microorganisms from samples or specimens. Ready for immediate use, they are routinely available in several types of Petri-style dishes, containing a variety of media.

BD Stacker™ dishes and BD Stacker™ I Plate™ dishes
These 100-mm x 15-mm–style dishes interlock, minimizing the hazard of sliding dishes. BD Stacker dishes contain one medium. BD Stacker I Plate dishes with two sections contain one or two media.

Quad plate 100-mm x 15-mm–style dishes
These dishes feature four sections that each contain a different media formulation.

BD RODAC™ and BD RODAC™ Snap Lid plates
These plates are for surface sampling of microbial contamination, featuring a base with inward-sloping walls and a convex bottom designed to keep the agar bed in place during transit and use. The BD RODAC Snap Lid plate features a unique snap-locking system to provide additional security during sampling and transport.

BD BBL™ prepared tubed media

BD BBL™ prepared tubed media enables the isolation and identification of microorganisms. Tubed media are ideal for cultures requiring prolonged incubation, since many can be incubated with tightly closed caps to prevent dehydration and subsequent inhibition of growth. Offering a wide variety of sizes, we can manufacture your individual culture medium in the size your application demands.

Eliminated contamination risk
Special long-necked, rubber-lined screw caps eliminate danger of contamination.

Easy inoculation
Larger-sized tubes with wider diameters permit easy inoculation and media handling.

Moisture loss prevention
Tubes are borosilicate glass with black screw caps securely fitted to prevent loss of moisture.

Displacement resistance
Most tubes contain a special resilient rubber liner, which resists displacement even during autoclaving.

BD BBL™ prepared tubed media

BD BBL™ prepared tubed media enables the isolation and identification of microorganisms. Tubed media are ideal for cultures requiring prolonged incubation, since many can be incubated with tightly closed caps to prevent dehydration and subsequent inhibition of growth. Offering a wide variety of sizes, we can manufacture your individual culture medium in the size your application demands.

Eliminated contamination risk
Special long-necked, rubber-lined screw caps eliminate danger of contamination.

Easy inoculation
Larger-sized tubes with wider diameters permit easy inoculation and media handling.

Moisture loss prevention
Tubes are borosilicate glass with black screw caps securely fitted to prevent loss of moisture.

Displacement resistance
Most tubes contain a special resilient rubber liner, which resists displacement even during autoclaving.

BD BBL™ Sterile Pack plated media for critical environments

BD BBL™ Sterile Pack plated media are in gamma-irradiated packs, validated to performance and sterility according to Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) guidelines. They also feature outer DuPont™ Tyvek® polyethylene wrapping that minimizes the risk of contamination, provides a fiber-free bacterial barrier and allows gas exchange. To use this media, remove the outer wrapping in the noncritical environment, and then remove the sterile inner wrapping in the clean area. The included bag may be used to transport plates from your critical environment. This media must be stored at a temperature of 2°C to 8°C.

Extensive availability
BD BBL Sterile Pack plated media are available in many formulations and plate types.

Personnel and surface sampling
BD RODAC™ and BD RODAC™ Snap Lid plates support personnel and surface sampling.

Air sampling
BD BBL Sterile Pack settle plates provide active and passive air sampling.

Gloved hands sampling
BD Finger Dab™ plates allow sampling of gloved hands.

BD Hycheck™ prepared slide media

Our hygiene contact slides help assess the microbiological contamination of surfaces or fluids. They are designed double sided, with a hinged paddle that bends for easy sampling.

BD prepared bottled media

BD ready-for-use prepared bottled media help detect micororganisms from pharmaceutical, food, environmental or water testing samples.

Quality
This product consists of the highest-quality BD BBL™ and BD Difco™ dehydrated culture media for preparation.

Requirement compliance
This media conforms to current USP and EP requirements.

Color coding
Color-coded caps and labeling enable easy product identification.

Labeling
Transparent labeling allows a clear view of media and culture.

BD sterile pack bottles

BD sterile pack bottles are terminally sterilized inside autoclavable double bags. This design ensures that the bottle exterior is free from environmental contaminants and particulate matter.

BD Mycoflask prepared media

BD Mycoflask™ sterile, disposable and ready-to-use BD BBL™ culture media are prepared in the special BD Mycoflask. This variety of media helps isolate and cultivate tubercle bacilli and fungi.

Special tray design
BD Mycoflask media are packaged in specially designed trays for ease in handling and incubation.

Loss of moisture prevention
Tightly fitted screw caps eliminate loss of moisture, even when incubation is extended to eight weeks or more.

Offset well
This product features a deep offset well that provides a deep culture bed.

Cultivation area
The product includes a surface area of 5.4 cm for cultivation.

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