Media

If you’re shopping for culture media, you probably already know what they are. A culture (or growth) medium is a liquid or solid in which a living sample (such as bacteria or yeast) is grown.

We provide culture media from Hardy Diagnostics, a longtime leader in the field. Hardy creates quality prepared cell culture media, including popular plates like blood agar, tryptic soy agar, and their own HardyCHROM™ line of chromogenic media.

Baird Parker Agar, for Staphylococcus, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Baird-Parker Agar is a selective medium for the detection and enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci from food samples. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in...
From $18.00 From $20.94
Blood Agar Plate, 5% Sheep Blood in Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) Base, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics.
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Recommended for use as general purpose growth media for the isolation, cultivation, and differentiation of a wide variety of microorganisms. Contains 5% sheep blood from a veterinary supervised, controlled herd of donor animals. Blood is guaranteed to be from healthy antibiotic-free animals. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion...
From $10.00 From $11.74
Butterfield's Phosphate Buffer, 225ml fill, 500ml Bottle, Hardy Diagnostics
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(Butterfield's Phosphate Buffer, pH: 7.2) For the preparation of dilutions for plate count and other laboratory tests.
From $142.00 From $158.44
Cetrimide Select Agar, for Pseudomonas, USP, 26ml deep fill, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Cetrimide Selective Agar is recommended for the selective isolation and identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of 10...
From $20.00 From $22.73
Columbia Blood Agar, 5% sheep, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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(Columbia Agar Base with 5% Sheep Blood) For the cultivation of microorganisms.
From $12.00 From $14.01
CompactDry™ Media Specific Plates, Hardy Diagnostics
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Simple and Effective System for Colony Counting! Compact Dry™ is a ready-to-use system reducing the time needed to perform microbial testing on food, beverage, meat, cosmetics, and raw materials. Place 1ml of sample onto the plate and incubate. Colonies grow and develop specific colors from chromogenic substrates. This provides for...
From $156.00 From $174.27
Corn Meal Agar with Tween® 80, for chlamydospores, deep fill, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Corn Meal Agar with Tween® 80 is recommended for use in the cultivation of fungi and for the inducement of chlamydospore formation by Candida albicans. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking...
From $16.00 From $18.43
EC Broth with MUG (methylumbelliferyl glucuronide), 10ml fill, 16x125mm tube with durham tube, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the detection of E. coli in food and water by flourescence. Contains methylumbelliferyl glucuronide. Read with a fluorescent lamp (long wave, 366nm). Tube Features Flat bottom Contributes to stability when set on end. Leak-proof Caps provide security during handling and transportation. Optically clear Tubes are made of clarified glass...
From $46.00 From $51.22
EE Broth Mossel, USP, 90ml fill, 180ml wide mouth jar, Hardy Diagnostics
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For use in the selective enrichment and detection of Enterobacteriaceae, especially in foods. Our bottle features Heavy duty Bottles are tough and sturdy to reduce breakage Leak-Proof Easy-to-remove, perforated, shrink wrap ensures product integrity Optically clear Bottles are made of clarified polycarbonate for clear viewing.
From $115.00 From $128.24
EMB Levine Agar (Eosin Methylene Blue), for culture of gram negative bacteria, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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(Eosin Methylene Blue Agar, Levine) For isolation and differentiation of gram negative bacilli. Lactose fermenting gram negative colonies will have dark centers. Non-lactose fermentors will be pink or colorless. Some strains of E. coli, but not all, will produce a "green sheen" on this medium. Most Candida spp will grow...
From $10.00 From $11.74
HardyCHROM™ ECC, a chromogenic medium for E. coli and Coliforms, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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For E. coli - Coliforms! HardyCHROM™ ECC is a chromogenic media recommended for the detection, differentiation, and enumeration of Escherichia coli and other coliforms in food, water, or environmental samples based on colony color. Each contact plate has a specified grid molded into the bottom of the plate for enumeration...
From $38.00 From $43.30
HardyCHROM™ Listeria, a chromogenic medium for Listeria monocytogenes, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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HardyCHROM™ Listeria is a chromogenic medium recommended for the selective isolation, differentiation, and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes from food and environmental samples by colony color and appearance. L. monocytogenes colonies will turn turquoise with a distinctive white halo. Features Modified and improved ALOA formula Differentiates L. monocytogenes and L. ivanovii...
From $31.00 From $35.49
HardyCHROM™ Salmonella, an effective chromogenic screen of all Salmonella spp., 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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HardyCHROM™ Salmonella is a differential medium that facilitates the isolation and differentiation of Salmonella spp. from other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. This media is to be stored and incubated in the dark. This medium utilizes the ability of Salmonella spp. to produce acid from propylene glycol. This characteristic is...
From $31.00 From $34.76
HardyCHROM™ Staphylococcus aureus, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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HardyCHROM™ Staph aureus is a chromogenic medium recommended for the isolation, differentiation, and enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus by colony color. S. aureus has also been implicated in nosocomial infections and food poisoning outbreaks. Many S. aureus strains produce enterotoxins that cause food poisoning when ingested. Food poisoning, bacteremia, pneumonia, toxic...
From $33.00 From $37.57
m Endo LES Agar, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the enumeration of coliforms from water specimens by membrane filter technique. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of 10 plates in...
From $24.00 From $27.40
MacConkey Agar with Sorbitol (SMAC), for E. coli O157, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the detection of enterohemorrhagic E coli O157 (sorbitol negative). Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of 10 plates in a "breathable"...
From $16.00 From $17.78
MacConkey Agar, USP, for the culture and isolation of Gram negative bacteria, controls swarming of Proteus, 15x100mm Petri plate, 10 Pack
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For the isolation and differentiation of gram negative bacteria, especially the Enterobacteriaceae group. Advanced formula controls the swarming of Proteus. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Guards against slippage when moving stacked plates. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of...
From $10.00 From $11.74
MacConkey Broth, USP, 100ml fill, 180ml Polycarbonate Widemouth jar, Hardy Diagnostics
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MacConkey Broth is used for cultivating gram-negative, lactose-fermenting bacilli and as a presumptive test for coliform organisms. Features Heavy duty Bottles are tough and sturdy to reduce breakage Leak-Proof Easy-to-remove, perforated, shrink wrap ensures product integrity Optically clear Bottles are made of clarified polycarbonate for clear viewing.
From $81.00 From $90.35
Malt Extract Agar with Lecithin and Tween, Hardy Diagnostics
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Malt Extract Agar (MEA) is a general purpose agar for the isolation and cultivation of fungi (yeast and mold) from environmental surfaces. Our Contact Plate Features New Tap tight™ Locking Lids Simply tap the contact plate lid to secure it into place. Molded Grid Each plate has a grid molded...
From $57.00 From $63.39
Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA), USP, for Staphylococcus, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the selective isolation and differentiation of Staphylococcus spp. based on high salt content and mannitol fermenation. Differentiates between S. aureus and S. epidermidis. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability...
From $12.00 From $14.01
MycoVue™ Slide Culture System, Potato Flake Agar, ready-to-use, Hardy Diagnostics
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A ready-to-use slide culture system for the cultivation of fungi. Simplify your fungal slide cultures while saving money, reducing frustration, and eliminating preparation time. Desiccation is prevented with a built in humidity chamber and the culture can be incubated for long periods of time. Device fits conveniently on the microscope...
From $57.00 From $63.56
Potato Dextrose Agar, USP, deep fill, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA), USP is recommended for the cultivation of yeast and mold, and for the inducement of sporulation in non-clinical samples. Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA), USP is formulated as outlined by the U.S. Pharmacopoeia for the preparation of test strains used in microbial enumeration tests. Features and Benefits...
From $16.00 From $17.78
Rappaport-Vassiliadis Broth, USP, 10ml fill, 16x125mm tube, Hardy Diagnostics
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Recommended for the selective enrichment of Salmonella spp. from food samples, and conforms to the Harmonized USP/EP/JP requirements. This product is not intended to be used for the diagnosis of human disease. Tube Features Flat bottom Contributes to stability when set on end. Leak-proof Caps provide security during handling and...
From $37.00 From $42.14
SabDex (Sabouraud Dextrose) Agar, USP, for cultivation of yeast and fungi, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Sabouraud Dextrose Agar is recommended for the isolation, cultivation, and maintenance of non-pathogenic and pathogenic species of fungi and yeasts, and meet the harmonized USP/EP/JP standards for the microbial examination of non sterile products. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking...
From $12.00 From $14.01
Sabdex (Sabouraud Dextrose) Agar, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the cultivation of fungi (yeast and mold) from environmental surfaces. Contact Plate Features New Tap tight™ Locking Lids Simply tap the contact plate lid to secure it into place. Molded Grid Each plate has a grid molded into the bottom of the plate to aid in the counting of...
From $30.00 From $33.65
Selective Strep Agar (COBA Medium), for the selective isolation of all species of Strep, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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Selective Strep Agar is a selective medium recommended for use in the primary isolation of all Streptococcus species, including streptococcal groups A (S. pyogenes), B (S. agalactiae), C, D, F, G, and S. pneumoniae, especially from repiratory specimens. Contains 5% sheep blood from a veterinary supervised, controlled herd of donor...
From $12.00 From $14.01
The Wizard™ CompactDry™ Reader and Accessories, Hardy Diagnostics
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Specifically designed to read the CompactDry™ plates Automatically reads Compact Dry plates in less than a second - No PC required Counts and differentiates colonies based on the CompactDry™ type Indexes cassette directly under the imaging camera for rapid reading Accurately reads up to 300 colonies per plate Accepts individual...
From $65.00 From $72.46
Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin and Tween® 80, USP, Hardy Diagnostics
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Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin and Tween®, USP is recommended for use as a general growth medium for establishing microbiological trends, alerts and action levels in biologically controlled environments. Contact Plate Features New Tap tight™ Locking Lids Simply tap the contact plate lid to secure it into place. Molded...
From $23.00 From $26.09
Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin and Tween®, FlexEM™ Media Paddles, Hardy Diagnostics
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Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) Media-Paddles support the growth of organisms. TSA Media-Paddles are used for surface monitoring and gloved fingertip testing. Quality tested for performance, ph and sterility. Features and Benefits Dual Sided Each paddle is dual sided for multiple tests with one paddle. Flexible Paddle Each paddle features an...
From $41.00 From $46.00
Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA), USP, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostic
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For use as a non-selective, general growth medium for the isolation and cultivation of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and fungi). Especially useful for performing colony counts. This medium is also recommended for use in the cultivation, storage, maintenance, and transportation of pure cultures of microorganisms. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene...
From $11.00 From $12.95
V9 Agar (V8 juice and potato flakes), for mycology, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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(Potato Flake Agar with V8 Juice) For the cultivation of fungi. Induces sporulation. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of 10 plates...
From $61.00 From $68.56
Vogel and Johnson Agar, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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For the selective isolation of coagulase-positive, mannitol-positive Staphylococcus aureus strains in clinical specimens and foods. Features and Benefits Optically clear polystyrene For distortion free viewing. Heavy-Duty Reduces breakage during shipping. Stacking rings Polystyrene Petri plates feature raised rings for stacking ability and prevents sliding. Breathable Packaging Packaged in sleeves of...
From $14.00 From $16.36
XLD (Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate) Agar, USP, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
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XLD Agar, USP is recommended for use as a selective and differential medium for the isolation of gram-negative enteric pathogens. The U.S. Pharmacopeia National Formulary (USP) describes the use of XLD Agar for growth promotion and indication of Salmonella in the microbiological examination of nonsterile products. Features and Benefits Optically...
From $13.00 From $15.36
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