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 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 $23.00
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 $14.00
Buffered Peptone Water, 9ml fill, 16x125mm tube, Hardy Diagnostics
-6%
A preenrichment used for increasing the recovery of injured Salmonella spp. prior to selective enrichment and isolation. Our 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 for clear viewing. Intended Use...
From $60.00 From $63.98
(Butterfield's Phosphate Buffer, pH: 7.2) For the preparation of dilutions for plate count and other laboratory tests.
From $184.00
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 $37.00
Columbia Agar, USP, 15x100mm plate, Hardy Diagnostics
-4%
For the isolation and cultivation of nonfastidious and fastidious microorganisms. Conforms to Harmonized USP/EP/JP requirements. Columbia Agar, USP is recommended for use as a general purpose medium for the isolation and cultivation of nonfastidious and fastidious microorganisms and for the growth promotion of Clostridium spp. as recommended by the U.S....
From $40.00 From $41.58
(Columbia Agar Base with 5% Sheep Blood) For the cultivation of microorganisms.
From $23.00
CompactDry™ Media Specific Plates, Hardy Diagnostics
-8%
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 $190.00 From $207.28
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 $22.00
Dilu-Lok™, Buffered Peptone Water, gamma irradiated, dilution blank, 145ml polypropylene hinged bottle
-21%
Dilu-Lok™, Buffered Peptone Water, gamma irradiated, dilution blank, 145ml polypropylene bottle with hinge, order by the package of 50, by Hardy Diagnostics Our pre-filled dilution vials are designed for the food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and water industries. Vials are made of sturdy polypropylene with a leak-proof seal that holds up even...
From $250.00 From $315.82
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 $71.00
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 $152.00
(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 $20.00
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 $48.00
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 $45.00
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 $38.00
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 $51.00
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 $31.00
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 $19.00
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 $16.00
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 $179.00
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 $83.00
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 $24.00
MycoVue™ Slide Culture System, Potato Flake Agar, ready-to-use, Hardy Diagnostics
-11%
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 $125.00 From $139.88
Nutrient Agar formulations are general purpose growth media recommended for use in the isolation and cultivation of nonfastidious microorganisms. The American Public Health Association developed Nutrient Agar as a standard culture medium for growing a wide variety of microorganisms used in water, wastewater, food, and dairy testing. The medium is...
From $15.00
Hardy Diagnostics CRITERION™ Nutrient Broth is a general purpose growth media recommended for use in the cultivation of nonfastidious microorganisms. CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media by Hardy Diagnostics is formulated to meet or exceed the highest standards. Compare these features: Wide mouth opening - reduces dust formation by allowing the easy...
From $108.00
Intended Use Hardy Diagnostics 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...
From $113.00
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 $20.00
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 $48.00
Sabdex (Sabouraud Dextrose) Agar, USP, 15x150mm plate, by Hardy Diagnostics
-15%
For the cultivation of yeast and mold. Hardy Diagnostics Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and Sabouraud Dextrose Broth are 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.
From $105.00 From $123.15
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 $21.00
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 $40.00
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 $24.00
Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA) with Lecithin and Tween® 80, USP, Hardy Diagnostics
-12%
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
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 $13.00
(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 $95.00
Violet Red Bile with Glucose Agar is recommended for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae in food and dairy products. 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....
From $21.00
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 $19.00
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 $20.00
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