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August, 2008

Rapid ID of Gram Positives


A quick enzymatic color-change test for…

  • Aerococcus viridans
  • Aerococcus urinae
  • Enterococcus spp.
  • Gemella hemolysans
  • Gemella morbillorum
  • Leuconostoc spp.
  • Pediococcus spp.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (group A)
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (group B)
  • Streptococcus, group D
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

StrepQuick is an easy 10 minute card procedure that performs a PYR, LAP, and ESC test to assist in the identification of Gram Positive catalase negative cocci.

StrepQuick Rxn

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More Brainteasers


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Hardy’s Petri Porter

Petri Porter

Get organized! The Petri Porter is ideal for your refrigerator, incubator, or benchtop as a dispenser. Made of durable polycarbonate for many years of service.
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Logical Conclusions
In an attempt to get an A in his anatomy class, the Med Tech student designed an experiment for his frog.

He placed the little critter on the table and shouted, “jump, frog, jump”. The frog jumped 20 inches. He dutifully records the results in his notebook.

With great care he then surgically removed one of the frog’s legs. He again cried out “jump, frog , jump”. The frog then jumps 15 inches, and he records the results.

He then removes another leg and shouts “jump, frog, jump”. This time, the frog can only manage 10 inches. He records “frog with two legs jumps 10 inches.

He then removes the third leg, and says “jump, frog, jump”. He then records that the frog jumped only 5 inches on one leg.

After he removes the fourth leg. Again, he shouts “jump, frog, jump”. When the frog did not budge, the Med Tech student thought for a while, then entered into his notebook the logical conclusion: “Frogs with no legs will go deaf”.

Flu epidemic

How long can your antibodies last?

Is it possible to keep your immunity for 90 years?

Click hereand learn more about the biggest epidemic ever to sweep over the world since the bubonic plague of the 14th century.

New drugs for the
“Post Antibiotic” era?

Are we running out of options for traditional antimicrobials?

E. coli
Artistic rendering ofE. coli

Is there a better way to treat infectious disease?

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Seeing is Believing?


Optical Illusion

Move your head in very close to the screen and see the almonds “move”. But wait…their not really moving…all is not what it seems.


“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”

Wisdom to ponder…


Winston Churchill
1874 – 1965
The Wit and Wisdom of Winnie..
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has achance to get its pants on.”

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; anoptimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it bepostponed.”

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eathim last.”

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed ofignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing ofmisery.”

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is thekey to unlocking our potential.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up forsomething, sometime in your life.”

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage isalso what it takes to sit down and listen.”

“Eating words has never given me indigestion.”

“History is written by the victors.”

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always likebeing taught.”


MycoSeals…to prevent drying


The Hardy MycoSeals lock in moisture and still allow gas exchange. Perfect for TB and Mycology cultures that must be held for long periods of time.Click herefor a demo.Click herefor pricing.