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January, 2017
  • Autophagy and Yoshinori Ohsumi
  • CryoSavers for microorganism freezer storage
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • C. Diff Banana Broth for the detection of Clostridium difficile
  • Bagpipe lungs?
  • Julia Child Spotlight
  • Trio Bas Microbial Air Samplers
  • HardyCHROM MRSA and ESBL
December, 2016
  • Candida auris- a new superbug?
  • Denka Sieken Antisera
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • C. Diff Banana Broth for the detection of Clostridium difficile
  • Nikon's Small World Competition
  • In memoriam: Paul Schreckenberger, PhD
  • Trio Bas Microbial Air Samplers
  • HardyCHROM MRSA and ESBL
November, 2016
  • C diff Banana Broth for environmental testing is launched
  • Clostridium difficile – facts about the worst cause of HAIs
  • HardyCHROM ESBL to detect “Superbugs”
  • Automated Gram stainers from QuickSlide
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers- now with 3 heads!
  • Trio Bas air samplers – now with Bluetooth
  • Resistant bacteria emerging from the sewer
  • Control organisms from MBL
  • Quotes from Steve Wozniak
October, 2016
  • Hardy’s new Chromogenic Medium for ESBL
  • Prebiotics- Good sense or Nonsense?
  • GramPRO 1 for consistent Gram staining
  • Reader Comments on Heat vs. Methanol Fixation
  • Trio Bas Air Samplers- now with 3 heads!
  • MBL Control Organisms
  • Contact Plates
  • Compact Dry
  • Alan Turing Quotes
September, 2016
  • Manuka Honey – the sweetest antibiotic
  • Do you heat or methanol fix your slides?
  • GramPRO 1 for consistent Gram staining
  • HardyCHROM SS NoPRO – that's no Proteus!
  • HardyCHROM MRSA – brightest colors!
  • HardyCHROM Candida – reliable yeast ID
  • Crystal Xpress for food Pathogen ID
  • Quotes from ee. cummings
August, 2016
  • The microbiome of breast tissue
  • Triclosan in hand soap banned by FDA
  • Mercury in vaccines – still used?
  • Crystal Dx Xpress – for food pathogen detection
  • AnaeroGRO – best way to culture anaerobes
  • MicroBioLogics - QC organisms
  • HardyCHROM SS – now inhibits Proteus
  • GramPRO 1 – for consistent automated staining
  • Contact Plates – for surface monitoring
  • TransPRO – for better specimen collection
  • Compact Dry – an alternative for plate counts
  • Marie Curie Quotes
July, 2016
  • Gram Stains... Consistent and Fast
  • The Patient Safety Atlas
  • New Culture Media Catalog
  • Interference from Proteus eliminated!...
  • Footwear Sanitizer SmartStep
  • Detect a variety of food pathogens in less than 10 hours?
  • "Knock on Wood"
  • Could you be missing important anaerobes?
  • Virchow: A Virtual Genius
  • Peter Drucker Quotes
June, 2016
  • Alzheimer's caused by infectious disease?
  • Pocket sized microscopes – the next big thing
  • Dirty Driers – hand air dryers spread contamination
  • Compact Dry for total counts
  • Control organisms for QC
  • TransPRO for better transport and recovery
  • AnaeroGRO for better growth of anaerobes
  • HardyCHROM SS – no interference from Proteus!
  • SpeedStreaks for quick inoculation
  • Phraseology – "Shot of Whiskey"
  • GramPRO 80 for fast slide processing
  • New culture media catalog available
  • Quotes from Muhammad Ali
May, 2016
  • How to Make Better Gram Stains
  • Bacteriophage Therapy – Another Approach
  • Colistin Resistance in E. coli – Another Superbug
  • AnaeroGRO – for Better Growth
  • CarboFerm – for GC Identification
  • Automated Stainers
  • HardyCHROM SS – No Interference from Proteus!
  • EnviroTrans for Surface Monitoring
  • C.S. Lewis Quotes
April, 2016
  • Elizabeth King and her discovery of her namesake bacteria – Outbreak in Wisconsin
  • HardyCHROM SS reduces time with stool cultures
  • AneroGRO for better recovery of anaerobes
  • Identification of Streps with StrepPRO
  • Better gram staining with GramPRO 1
  • Investigation of Foodborne Illness – Listeria outbreak at Dole
  • CRITERION - for the best in dehydrated culture media
  • Contact plates for the pharma industry
  • George Gershwin quotes
March, 2016
  • Interference from Proteus eliminated!
  • Can we use bacteria to create new habitats in the sand?
  • New Culture Media Catalog
  • Darryl Zanuck American film producer
  • Compact Dry...Do you do plate counts?
  • The Antibiotic Apocalypse Explained...
  • Environmental Monitoring...Contact Plates
  • Bob Hope 1903 ~ 2003
  • Do you do Growth Promotion Studies?
February, 2016
  • New weapons against Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)
  • Hardy releases a new culture media catalog
  • Fun facts on leap year
  • Update on the Zika virus
  • The Pasteur team – a tribute to Marie Pasteur
  • Quotes from Calvin Coolidge
  • Rapid strep identification – StrepPRO
  • Stock organism catalog
  • PYR for rapid Group A Strep detection
  • Compact Dry for plate counts
  • Making sense of the new IQCP regulations
January, 2016
  • Bacteria providing a lift
  • Rapid Strep Grouping
  • Hardy Purchases QuickSlide
  • The Kissing Bug
  • HUrBi - What more could you ask for in a urine plate?
  • Clinical Microbiology Seminar in Palm Springs
  • LabPRO Lab Coats
December, 2015
  • Benjamin Franklin's Resolutions
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae – the next superbug?
  • SpeedStreaks – as you like it
  • Two new antibiotics – Avycaz and Zerbaxa
  • Intestinal microbiomes and colon cancer risk
  • Anaerobic specimen transports
  • Schreckenberger seminar in Palm Springs
  • The Post-It – How was it invented?
  • LabPRO Lab Coats
  • ReadyRack for clean rooms
  • Control organisms for QC
  • Thoughts on Statistics
November, 2015
  • How do bacteria communicate? Quorum sensing and biofilms
  • Two new antibiotic disks to be available: Avycaz and Zerbaxa
  • New biplate for Staph aureus and MRSA now available
  • That Peksy Pestis: new DNA research reveals the nature of the Black Plague
  • Quidel Rapid Strep Kit
  • Phraseology: The origin of "Sandwich"
  • ComfortPRO Lab Coats
  • Revolving Petri plate racks
October, 2015
  • Your microbiome fingerprint – Could it incriminate you?
  • Meet HUrBi – the chromogenic urine biplate
  • Monogen by Biokit - for mononucleosis
  • Group A Strep QuickVue – by Quidel
  • Phraseology – "Mayday Mayday"
  • How did George Washington die?
  • Food Microbiology mini catalog
  • Quotes from William Wilburforce
September, 2015
  • IQCP coming in January 2016 – ready or not
  • Uncool Cucumbers – Salmonella outbreak
  • Oyster beds shut down due to Vibrio
  • Phraseology: Bucks
  • Ready Rack for clean room tubes
  • HardyCHROM™ Vibrio
  • Poultry Microbiology catalog
  • Rapid Test kits and Reagents
  • Petri Porter rack
  • HardyCHROM™ SS
  • Quotes from Jonas Salk
August, 2015
  • Fungal art – Wood spalting
  • Recent Legionella outbreaks
  • Using cell phones and toilets for epidemiology
  • Phraseology – "Graham cracker"
  • Quotes from Lao Tzu
  • Petri Porter – rack for transport
  • Compact Dry – for plate counts
  • StrepPRO – Latex ID of Strep
July, 2015
  • Travel Warnings from the CDC
  • The Rise of Superbugs
  • Paper Microscopes
  • AnaeroGRO™ for Better Recovery of Anaerobes
  • Rapid MGP" for Enterococcus Speciation
  • EZ Accushot™ for Growth Promotion Testing
  • Quotes from Isaac Newton
June, 2015
  • Strep grouping and Rebecca Lancefield
  • LoopCaddy™ - The Ultimate in Loop Organization
  • MycoSeal™ - to Prevent Moisture Loss in Plates
  • How safe is shrimp?
  • Nasal Probiotics to Prevent Disease
  • Hackers on Your Activity Tracker
  • Endoscope Monitoring
  • Phraseology - "Armed to the Teeth"
  • Quotes from Alexander Pope
May, 2015
  • Keeping Pets Safe in the Summer
  • Answers to IQCP Questions
  • Highlights from the ASM Convention in New Orleans
  • CryoSavers™ for Easy Long Term Storage
  • EZ-Accu Shot™ for Growth Promotion Studies
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for more Efficient Stool Culturing
  • Denka-Seiken Antisera
  • Quotes from Walt Whitman
April, 2015
  • Using Bacteria to Restore Art
  • Listeria Outbreak in Ice Cream
  • HardyCHROM™ Vibrio
  • MacConkey with Cipro for Prostate Biopsies
  • LanaGram™ for Easy Gram Determination
  • The MiRACLE® Glove by Adenna
  • Phraseology: "Dead as a Doornail"
  • Quotes from Aristotle
March, 2015
  • Superbugs Found in Duodenoscopes
  • Semmelweis and Handwashing
  • Animal Blood - Fresh and Humane
  • StrepQuick™ - Fast and Inexpensive ID of GPC
  • HardyDisks™ for AST
  • AnaeroGRO™ for Best Anaerobe Recovery
  • Lenticular Clouds
  • Phraseology: "Scot Free"
  • Quotes from Chief Joseph
February, 2015
  • Winter Colds - Why we get them?
  • Bourbon Virus – First Time in the US
  • CryoSavers™ – Storage System
  • ComfortPRO™ – Lab Coats for Comfort and Economy
  • AnaeroGRO™ – Pre-reduced Plated Media
  • EnviroTrans™ – Environmental Monitoring
  • Rosco Kits – For Carbapenemase Resistance Detection
  • Phraseology - "Eureka!"
  • Quotes from Gilda Radner
January, 2015
  • Video of Attacking Flu Virus
  • Compact Dry™ for Colony Counts
  • CarboFerm™ for Neisseria ID
  • TransPRO CVM™ for Viruses
  • Measles Outbreak at Disneyland
  • CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media
  • Optical Oddities - Gallstones
  • Quotes from Bono
December, 2014
  • How Microorganisms Adapt to Climate Change
  • Making Endotoxin Tests from Blue Crab Blood
  • StrepQuick™ for Rapid Gram-Positive ID
  • CRITERION™ - New Video Released
  • Phraseology - "Play it again, Sam"
  • Quotes from George Orwell
November, 2014
  • Is Urine Sterile?
  • Top 11 Causes of Food Poisoning
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida
  • Rapid Test Kits
  • UriStar for Easy Urine Susceptibility Testing
  • Phraseology - "It Doesn't Pan Out"
  • Speed Streaks - Disposable Loops
October, 2014
  • New Treatment Methods for Ebola... There is Hope!
  • Cleaning up Ancient Artifacts with Mercury Eating Bacteria
  • Answers to Questions Regarding Ebola
  • StrepPro™ - Latex Agglutination
  • TransPRO™ - New HydraFlock® Technology
  • Phraseology - "Divide and Conquer"
  • Quotes from Robin Williams
September, 2014
  • Hardy Anounces New Online "Chat" Feature
  • Compact Dry™ for Total Counts
  • Can Bacteria be Used to Fight Cancer?
  • Which smells worse, cotton or synthetic?
  • Vaccine Ingredients
  • Rosalind Franklin: Co-Discoverer of DNA Structure
  • Rapid PYR Test
  • Cyclospora Found in Cilantro
  • Phraseology - "A Flash in the Pan"
August, 2014
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Foldable Microscopes
  • Vaccinations Schedules
  • Compact Dry™ for Colony Counts
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA
  • Phraseology - "To Run Amok"
  • Quotes from John Muir
July, 2014
  • Ebola Virus - Worst Outbreak in Africa
  • Eggs - Should they be Refrigerated?
  • Prostate Biopsy - Screening for Cipro Resistant E. Coli
  • Schreckenberger Seminar Available on Video
  • Phraseology - "Running the Guantlet"
  • Quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson
June, 2014
  • Summertime Hazards and Infections
  • The Mysterious "Angel Glow" from Luminescent Bacteria in War Wounds
  • Gum Disease can Cause Oral Cancer
  • Schreckenberger Seminar Available on Video
  • HardyDisks™ for Susceptibility Testing
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for Stool Cultures
  • Survey on Screening for MRSA in Hospitals
  • Quotes from Plutarch
May, 2014
  • Naegleria – Brain Infections Caused by Ameba
  • Total Fix® – The Ultimate O&P; Transport
  • Bacteria Found in Placentas
  • Cordyceps Growing from Arthropods (video)
  • Using Trees to Filter Water
  • HardyCHROM™ SS – The Best Way to Screen Stools
  • Hardy Mini Catalogs
  • Easy Environmental Test for Salmonella and Listeria
  • Survey – Should we screen all new patients for MRSA?
  • Quotes from Elon Musk
April, 2014
  • Fungi Make Beautiful Music – Rivaling the Stradivarius
  • Dogs, Dust, and Dampening Allergies
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA – for Brighter Colors Development
  • HardyCHROM™ SS – Better way to Detect Salmonella and Shigella
  • Triclosan Promotes Nasal Colonization
  • Hardy Mini Catalogs
  • Free Download of “Guide to Utilization of the Microbiology Laboratory”
  • Hardy’s Healthy Happy Sheep – Source of our Blood
  • Phraseology – Hissy Fit
  • Survey – Was the ban on incandescent bulbs a good thing?
  • Quotes from Bob Dylan
March, 2014
  • Black Plague Claims the Life of Microbiologist
  • Smog in Beijing May Contain Airborne Bacteria
  • HardyCHROM™ SS Cuts Stool Culture Workload
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA for Brighter Colors, Easier Read-out
  • Arcanobacterium – An Important Cause of Pharyngitis
  • TransPRO™ Swabs for Better Recovery and Release
  • Survey – Should incandescent bulbs be a crime?
  • Quotes from Ludwig Van Beethoven
February, 2014
  • AloeSafe™ Hand Sanitizer
  • CRE Infection from an Endoscopic Procedure
  • The Miracle Glove
  • Can Bacteria Tell Time?
  • Hardy Diagnostics an Employee Owned Company
  • CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media
  • Winter Olympics Trivia
  • Quotes from Louis Pasteur
January, 2014
  • Retail Microbiology – Microbiome Reports for Consumers
  • The Antimicrobial Properties of Metal, by Hsiung
  • CryoSavers™ for Freezer Stocks
  • Nitrocef MatchBook™ – for Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobes
  • CRITERION™ Powdered Media
  • Super Bowl Trivia
  • Phraseology - "Pulling the Wool Over Ones Eyes"
  • Survey on the Federal Minimum Wage
  • Quotes from Thomas à Kempis
December, 2013
  • Petri Plate Art
  • SystemSURE Plus™ for HACCP Monitoring
  • Schreckenberger Seminar
  • SIRTURO™, the New TB Drug
  • Black Silicon and Dragon Fly Wings Impale Bacteria
  • Mystery of the Blood Falls Glacier
  • EnteroPluri and Microgen for Gram Negative ID
  • PYR for Rapid ID of Group A Strep and Enterococcus
  • Quotes from Nelson Mandela
November, 2013
  • Update on Clostridium difficile
  • Sting Operation Exposes Sleazy Journals
  • Probiotics from Japanese Pickles Inhibit the Flu
  • HardyCHROM™ MRSA
  • TransPRO™ Specimen Collection and Transport
  • TB MODS Kit™ for Identifying MDR TB
  • Microbial Art
  • Survey on "Right to Work" Laws
  • Quotes from Albert Schweitzer
October, 2013
  • Vibrios - Danger Lurking in Ocean Water and Raw Seafood
  • Nature's Chamber of Horrors
  • Hardy's Prepared Control Slides
  • PYR Test Kit and PYR Reagent
  • New Media for Prostate Biopsies
  • The Mystery of the Ageless 14 Year Old Burger
  • Survey: Are drones an acceptable way to fight the war on terrorism?
  • Quotes from Dr. Seuss
September, 2013
  • Prions - The Deadly Brain Wasting Proteins
  • Petri-Seal™, MycoSeal™, and HardyFlasks™ for Better Safety
  • Petri Plate Art by Ben-Jacob
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida - Now in Powder Form
  • MRSA - The Best Way to Control it in ICU
  • Hardy Goes into Orbit on the ISS
  • Phraseology – "Gung Ho"
  • Survey: Is fracking worth the risk?
  • Quotes from Edmund Burke
August, 2013
  • The Black Plague – Analyzing Two 1700’s Paintings
  • Mass Burials from the Plague Uncovered in London
  • Tap Tight™ Contact Plates
  • How to Order Online
  • Denka Seiken Antisera
  • Manufacturing Makes a Comeback in the U.S.
  • Advanced Gram Stains
  • Phraseology – "Knucle Under"
  • Survey: Government Control of Sodas
  • Quotes from Johnny Carson
July, 2013
  • Cyclospora Summer Outbreak in US
  • Cyclospora – Identification Methods
  • Frog Skin – A source of new antibiotics?
  • Dilu-loks™ – Pre-filled Dilution Bottles
  • Colitag™ – Coliform Detection in 16 hours
  • Phraseology – "Pushing the envelope"
  • Survey: Should marijuana be legalized?
  • Quotes from Walter Cronkite
June, 2013
  • Fecal Microbiome Transplantation for C. difficile Infection
  • Microorganism Catalog
  • HUrBi™ - for Identification of Urninary Pathogens
  • HardyCHROM™ SS - Faster Way to Detect Stool Pathogens
  • Bacteria Extremophiles - Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold
  • Survey: Should the government fund antibiotic research?
  • Quotes from Robin Williams
May, 2013
  • The Microbiology of Kombucha Tea
  • Google Honors Julius Petri
  • Ceftaroline - New Drug for MRSA
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for Greater Speed in Stool Cultures
  • Robots Zap C.difficile
  • APIC Releases New Guide for C. difficile
  • How Meat Tenderizing Introduces E. coli O157
  • Survey: Should office workers have unlimited access to the internet?
  • Quotes from Jackie Robinson
April, 2013
  • Hand Sanitizer - AloeSafe™
  • Hardy's Gram Stain Advanced™
  • Rare Food = Rare Bug
  • Food Poisoning on the Rise
  • Tom Swifties
  • CRE Facts
  • National ASM in Denver
  • Survey on Political Campaign Contributions
  • Quotes from Elvis Presley
March, 2013
  • Obesity and Intestinal Microbiota
  • Overuse of Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections
  • TOTAL-FIX® Universal Fecal Transports
  • TB MODS Kit™ for TB Detection and Susceptibility
  • Tom Swifties
  • Hardy Goes Green
  • Sheep Blood Contamination
  • Survey on Social Media
  • Quotes from Frank Lloyd Wright
February, 2013
  • Fungal Meningitis – What Went Wrong?
  • How to Identify Candida glabrata
  • New Product – Parasite Suspensions
  • HardyDisks AST™ – Now with Last Disk Recognition
  • Leprosy bBacterium Creates Stem Cells
  • Bacteriophage – Making a Comeback?
  • Ceftaroline (Teflaro) – New Disk Available
  • Phraseology - Golf
  • Survey: Should the post office have discontinued Saturday delivery?
  • Quotes from Abraham Lincoln
January, 2013
  • Case History #9 – A Puzzling Worm
  • Contaminated Grocery Bags
  • Increasing Resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Influenza Virus Spreads Six Feet
  • Mini-catalogs Available
  • MBL Stock Organisms
  • Phraseology - "Well Heeled"
  • Micro-tips – ColiScreen for Rapid E. coli Testing
  • Quotes from Frederick Douglass
December, 2012
  • Arcanobacterium Case History - by Tortora
  • C. difficile Sniffing Dogs
  • Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Illness
  • Stool Cultures Using a Biplate
  • Phraseology - "Turn Over a New Leaf"
  • Survey on New Medical Device Tax
  • Quotes from Bill Cosby
November, 2012
  • Fish Diseases - How can we improve our fisheries?
  • Pork Contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Cipro Use and Ruptured Tendons
  • Streptococcus anginosisIdentification
  • StrepQuick™ for ID of Gram Positive Cocci
  • AnaeroGRO™ Study
  • Phraseology - "Fly Off the Handle"
  • Survey: Should stores be open on Thanksgiving Day?
  • Quotes from Charles Lindbergh
October, 2012
  • Probiotics and Elie Metchnikoff
  • Fungal Meningitis and Aseptic Fill Validation
  • Neti Pots and Naegleria Infections
  • StrepPRO™ for Strep Grouping
  • Carrot Broth™ – Recent Study Showing 100% Accuracy
  • Staphylococcus lugdunensis Identification
  • Phraseology - "The Third Degree"
  • Survey on Hurricanes and Global Warming
  • Quotes from Emily Dickinson
September, 2012
  • Hardy's RSU Broth for C. jeikeium
  • Sartorius for Membrane Filtration
  • Derm Duet™ for Ringworm ID
  • A Stubborn Finger Infection
  • Fungus Treated Violin Out-Performs the Strad
  • Growing Gold in the Lab
  • Phraseology - "Teddy Bear"
  • Survey - Should it be mandatory that health care workers get a flu shot?
  • Quotes from Milton Friedman
August, 2012
  • Arcanobacterium - Another Cause of Sore Throat
  • Polio - Almost Eradicated
  • MicroTips - BlueMount™ for Fungal Slides
  • PDX-SIB for Easy Salmonella Screening
  • Ear Aches and Xylitol
  • Phraseology - "Skid Row"
  • Survey on your Favorite Food
  • Quotes from Booker T. Washington
July, 2012
  • Making Better Parasitology Slides, by Lynne Garcia
  • Outbreak of Whooping Cough: Regan-Lowe Agar
  • Swimming Pools Contaminated with Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  • Phraseology - "Get Your Goat"
  • Survey - Alternatives to Capitalism?
  • Quotes from Meryl Streep
June, 2012
  • Garlic Suppresses Biofilms
  • Preventing Post-Biopsy Prostate Infections
  • Hardy Testimonials
  • The Hardy Nationwide Network
  • Rapid Test Kits
  • Phraseology: "Sleep Tight"
  • Survey on Music Preferences
  • Quotes from Robert F. Kennedy
May, 2012
  • Rapid Test Methods
  • Oxidase Tests
  • Do Doctor Fish Spread Disease?
  • MicroTips
  • Phraseology: "The Bikini"
  • Hardy Customer Survey
  • Quotes from Herbert Hoover
April, 2012
  • Cronobacter sakazakii and Infant Formula
  • CryoSavers™ for Long Term Organism Storage
  • Alere™ PBP2a Rapid Test for MRSA
  • New Tax on Medical Devices
  • Phraseology: "Son of a Gun"
  • Hardy Customer Survey
  • Quotes from Mikhail Gorbachev
March, 2012
  • Shiga toxin and E. coli O157 facts
  • MicroTips —Clostridium stock cultures
  • New PYR Test Card
  • AnaeroGRO™ Pre-reduced Media
  • HardyCHROM™ Carbapenemase
  • Phraseology: "Stumped"
  • Survey: Should we fund high-speed rail?
  • Quotes from Oscar Wilde
February, 2012
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease
  • Leaded Lipstick — FDA Releases Test Results
  • Microtips — Motility Media
  • CRITERION™ Dehydrated Culture Media
  • MycoVue™ — Ready-to-use Slide Cultures
  • Phraseology "Hunky-Dory"
  • Survey on Soccer Goals
  • Quotes from Bill Cosby
January, 2012
  • Blood Transfusions and Babesia
  • New PYR Test Card
  • MicroTips — Rapid MGP
  • Phraseology: "Caesar Salad"
  • Hardy Goes Green
  • Survy: Eliminate the Electoral College?
  • Quotes from Margaret Thatcher
December, 2011
  • ESBL's — How to Identify
  • Loose or Tight Caps?
  • Strep Throat and Mental Disorders
  • Phraseology: "Booby Prize"
  • Survey on Climate Change
  • Quotes from Stephen Hawking
November, 2011
  • HardyCHROM™ Formulas
  • On-line Ordering
  • Rhodococcus equi
  • Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)
  • Why Walking is so good for you
  • Quotes from William Penn
October, 2011
  • SystemSURE Plus™ ATP
  • Molecular Biology Research - CulGenex™
  • The Best Way to Preserve Fungal Cultures
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Anaerobic Bio-remediation
  • Quotes from James Madison
September, 2011
  • Fleming and the Discovery of Penicillin
  • Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • Death Rate Due to Prescription Drugs
  • Control Organism Catalog
  • HardyCHROM™ Carbapenemase
  • Microgen® ID Panels for Gram-negatives
  • Quotes from Paul McCartney
August, 2011
  • Case History on Corynebacterium
  • HardyCHROM™ SS for enteric pathogens
  • Legionella outbreak in Las Vegas
  • What is one trillion?
  • Survey on human cloning
  • Microtips on Campylobacter maintenance
  • Quotes from Ludwig van Beethoven
July, 2011
  • Emerging resistance in gonorrhea
  • Home use of antibacterial – time to re-think
  • Culgenex™ for molecular biology researchers
  • AnaeroGRO™ for those who culture anaerobes
  • Case History #2 with Dr. DiPersio
  • Kitasato - discoverer of antitoxins
  • Quotes from Warren Buffet
June, 2011
  • Mucormycosis outbreak as a result of the tornado in Joplin
  • Hazen and Brown – Women microbiologists discover the anti-fungal, Nystatin
  • CVM Transport – with flocked swabs
  • Hardy survey results
  • Survey on standard of living
  • Quotes from Mozart
May, 2011
  • HardyCHROM™ Products - detect by color!
  • On-line ordering - 24/7
  • Legionella found in hospital faucets
  • Case History #1 - Gram-positive cocci
  • Alexandre Yersin - Micro Hall of Fame
  • Who works the most?
  • Quotes from Sun Tzu
April, 2011
  • ESBL Bacteria from Chicken
  • HardyCHROM VRE™
  • Parasitology FAQ's, by Lynne Garcia
  • Filtered Thioglycollate
  • What's New in Media?
  • Robert Bunsen and his Burner
  • Effects of Soda on your Body
  • Quotes from Bono
March, 2011
  • Onset of symptoms for GI illness
  • Potassium Iodide tablets - radiation
  • Joseph Lister biography
  • Custom media
  • Take the Hardy survey
  • Quotes from Lucille Ball
February, 2011
  • Transplantation Infections –Balamuthia
  • Hospitals required to report infections (HAI)
  • Tough Bugs to ID
  • HardyCHROM SS™ – for stool screening
  • Fanny Hesse – discoverer of agar
  • Quotes from Vince Lombardi
January, 2011
  • Rapid Urea/PDA for stool screens
  • StrepPRO™ latex test for Strep grouping
  • New TB Vaccine
  • AnaeroGRO™– Pre-reduced media for anaerobes
  • Pigs – Flu factories of concern
  • Paul Ehrlich – Microbiology hall of fame
  • Survey on health-care reform
  • Quotes from Jonas Salk
December, 2010
  • TB sniffing lab rats earn their keep
  • AnaeroGRO™– Hardy’s pre-reduced media for anaerobes
  • PetriPorter™– device for transport and storage of plates
  • SporeAmpules® – biological indicators for autoclaves
  • Comparison of longevity by country during 200 years
  • Quotes from Michael Jordon
November, 2010
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida – superior results documented
  • MBL Control Organisms – for every application
  • Gram Stain Advanced for brighter colors
  • Chicken Nuggets – this is nutrition?
  • Quotes from Bill Gates
October, 2010
  • Burholderia pseudomallei and the "great mimicker" disease
  • Loop Caddy™ for organized streaking
  • CDC recommends Carrot Broth™
  • CulGenex™ molecular grade reagents
  • Cholera in Haiti
  • Quotes from Amelia Earhart
September, 2010
  • Aerococcus – alpha hemolytic mystery bug
  • Dangerous ingredients in hand sanitizers - AloeSafe™
  • CulGenex™ – culture media and reagents for the molecular biologist
  • Mycology catalog
  • EnteroScreen 4™– easy detection of Salmonella-Shigella
  • Quotes from Plato
August, 2010
  • Eggs and the Control of Salmonella, by Jay Hardy
  • Petri Plate pouring video
  • Legionella kit selection chart
  • Parasitology catalog
  • E. coliPRO O157™ kit
  • MEDICA and other trade shows
  • St. Augustine Quotes
July, 2010
  • Genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of malaria
  • Fossilized beer from ancient amber
  • ComfortPRO™ lab coats
  • Rapid latex agglutination kits
  • Purchasing iodine
  • Nelson Mandela Quotes
June, 2010
  • Hygiene Hypothesis – playing in the dirt is healthy!
  • Acinetobacter – new selective media
  • HardyCHROM™ Carbapenemase - new!
  • GlabrataQuick™– new rapid ID for C. glabrata
  • StrepPRO™– rapid latex kit for strep typing
  • What's New in Media?
  • Anne Frank Quotes
May, 2010
  • Clostridium difficile and probiotics - a possible natural cure?
  • HardyCHROM™ ESBL – new screening medium
  • Dead bacteria in sterile fluid broths - new filtered thios
  • New CRITERION™ catalog of dehydrated culture media
  • Health care costs vs Life expectancy – not getting our money's worth
  • New Rapid Test catalog
  • C. S. Lewis Quotes
April, 2010
  • Cryptococcus gattii - the Oregon outbreak
  • CryoSavers™– for long term freezer storage
  • Erada-Stain – gentle stain remover
  • HardyCHROM™ Candida – new study
  • Carrot Broth™– tried and true
  • Rapid Indole – for fastidious bacteria
  • William Shakespeare Quotes
March, 2010
  • Streptococcus anginosus Group (S. milleri)
  • The pathogenisis of tooth decay
  • Chromogenic media for UTI - HUrBi™
  • MicroBioLogics stock organisms
  • Rapid Anginosus test kit
  • Colitag™ - 16 hours incubation for E. coli and coliforms
  • Quotes from Jack Welch
February, 2010
  • How to Preserve Fungal Cultures
  • Fecal Contamination of Salad Greens
  • EZ-Accu Shot™ for Growth Promotion Studies
  • Hardy as Your Back-up Vendor
  • Veterinary Microbiology Catalog
  • W.C. Fields Quotes
January, 2010
  • VRE - A Dangerous Gene Donor
  • Telavancin - a New Antibiotic for Staph
  • New Vaccines in the Pipeline
  • Rapid Urea Medium for Helicobacter
  • DTM for Dermatophytes
  • The Bright Wolf Moon
  • Ernest Hemingway Quotes
December, 2009
  • Acanthamoeba - Danger in the Water
  • CLSI Rapid Test Methods
  • Is Our Chicken Safe?
  • MBL Control Organisms
  • H1N1 Flu virus and S. pneumoniae - The Connection
  • Iodine - How to Register for a Controlled Substance
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
November, 2009
  • Leeuwenhoek - The Father of Microbiology
  • The N95 Mask - better fit...better protection
  • Parasitology Transports and filter/funnels
  • Inoculating Loops - Have it your way
  • Schreckenberger Seminar
  • The First Thanksgiving - A First Hand Account
  • Hardy Makes the Inc. 5000
  • Walt Disney Quotes
October, 2009
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome – Vaccination Déjà Vu?
  • Denka Antisera
  • PYR Test for Strep and Enterococcus
  • StaphTEX™ - for Easy Read-out
  • Envirobead™ - for Autoclave Odor Control
  • Thomas Edison Quotes
September, 2009
  • Acinetobacter baumannii - the Battlefield Bacterium
  • MRSA Latex - A 15 minute test
  • Petri-Seal™ - to prevent drying
  • Stachybotrys Selective Agar - Sick Building Syndrome
  • Anaerobe Systems Media - PRAS
  • Rapid MGP - for Enterococcus ID
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
August, 2009
  • Cat Scratch Disease Bartonella henselae
  • MBL Product Selection Guide
  • Derm-Duet™ for Dermatophyte Detection
  • SoluPhyte™ KOH Prep solution
  • Charles Dickens Quotes
July, 2009
  • New Iodine Regulations
  • CryoSavers™ – for organism preservation
  • Rapid Spot Test Guide
  • Gram Stain Advanced
  • Quotes from Socrates
June, 2009
  • Carl Linnaeus; The Father of Modern Taxonomy
  • Microgen® Listeria Kit
  • Exact-Temp Digital Thermometers
  • CRITERION™ - Two liter mylar envelopes
  • Viral Transports for Influenza
  • Will Rogers Quotes
May, 2009
  • Candida dubliniensis a troublesome organism
  • How well do you know taxes?
  • Swine Flu Update – Influenza H1N1
  • Antimicrobial disks
  • TB and Mycology Supplies
  • Martin Luther King Quotes
April, 2009
  • Trichrome Staining Tips from Lynne Garcia
  • Influenza Products from Hardy
  • Influenza Update
  • Alcohol Gel Sanitizers
  • Sanford Guide to Antimicrobials
  • Mark Twain Quotes
March, 2009
  • Helicobacter pylori and Barry Marshall, MD
  • Urea/PDA Rapid Test
  • HardyCHROM™; MRSA and Contact Plate
  • Koneman's Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostics Microbiology
  • Louis Pasteur Quotes
February, 2009
  • Killer Antimicrobial Peptides and Vitamin D
  • QC Slides
  • HUrBi – Making Urine Cultures Easy
  • AlbiQuick – 5 Minute C. albicans Identification
  • Teddy Roosevelt Quotes
January, 2009
  • Malaria and Mosquitoes - The deadliest animal
  • HardyCHROM MRSA Contact Plate - Now released
  • Glass vs Plastic - Which is better for our planet?
  • Staphylococcus lugdunensis - Slug Bug - Can you identify this?
  • Mother Teresa Quotes
December, 2008
  • Christmas Truce of 1914
  • UriStar™ for UTI Susceptibility
  • HardyCHROM™ UTI
  • BlueMount™ for fungal staining
  • MBL Control Microorganisms
  • George Patton Quotes
November, 2008
  • Rain-making bacteria - Pseudomonas syringae
  • MSDS - accessing online
  • HardyDisks™ and Susceptibility Testing
  • Woody Allen Quotes
October, 2008
  • Gliocladium roseum ... a future producer of diesel fuel?
  • API proficiency testing program - only the best
  • Online Certificates of Analysis - a new Hardy feature
  • E. coli O157 Latex Test Kit - for rapid ID
  • Henry David Thoreau Quotes
September, 2008
  • Toxoplasma gondii ... nice kitty?
  • Candida glabrata - sometimes a problem
  • GlabrataQuick™ - rapid test kit
  • Dilu-lok - dilution vials, ready-to-use
  • John Wooden Quotes
August, 2008
  • Flu Epidemic of 1918 and continuing immunity
  • News Strategies in the "Post Antibiotic" Era
  • StrepQuick™ for gram positive ID
  • The Petri Porter™ for plate organization
  • MycoSeal™ to prevent moisture loss
  • Winston Churchill Quotes
July, 2008
  • Energy saving tips
  • CryoSavers™ freezer vials
  • HardyCHROM™ E. coli and Coliform
  • StrepPRO™ latex identification kit
  • Yogi Berra Quotes
June, 2008
  • Ignaz Semmelweis
  • Hand washing
  • GBS Detect™ Agar Plate
  • Colitag™ for Coliform and E. coli in water
  • Helen Keller Quotes
May, 2008
  • Robert Koch - The Father of Clinical Microbiology
  • MycoVue™ ready-to-use slide cultures
  • Plastic media tubes
  • Vitamin D and cancer
  • Thomas Aquinas Quotes
April, 2008
  • Malaria by Lynne Garcia
  • Nitrocef™ for rapid beta-lactamase testing
  • Denka Seiken antisera
  • Mud cures MRSA?
  • Francis Bacon Quotes
March, 2008
  • Gram Stain Advanced™
  • Gram Stain History and Method
  • Flocked Swabs
  • Hans Christian Gram
  • Killer Lemons
  • Arthur Ashe Quotes