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July, 2008

Organism Preservation Made Easy!

CryoSavers 1

  • The CryoSaver, freezer vials with cryopreservative.
  • Ready to use.
  • With or without beads.
  • 5 different cap colors.
  • 11 different colored cap inserts available.
  • Tough plastic storage box.
  • Identification card inside.
  • Each compartment is numbered.
  • Tight leak-proof O ring seal.
  • Area for written identification .

CryoSaver 2


CryoSaver 3

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E.coli and Coliform Detection

H ardyCHROM Coliform EC provides you with a 24 hour read-out for both coliforms and E. coli. Chromogenic substances cause E. coli colonies to appear magenta and other Coliforms to appear blue. What could be easier?

Click here to read the technical insert for HardyCHROM Coliform EC.
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The Duck Hunt
A medical student, an internist, a psychiatrist, a surgeon and a pathologist go duck hunting.

They barely find their duck blind before the first duck flies over. The medical student is the first to raise his shotgun, but unable to tell if the duck is really a duck, he is afraid to shoot.

The internist aims his shotgun, but can not tell if the duck is male or female and he decides to wait and see.

The psychiatrist has the duck framed in his sight, but then lowers his shotgun, claiming “I know this is a duck, but does the duck know he’s a duck?” He cannot shoot.

The surgeon quickly raises his shotgun, aims, and without hesitation shoots. The duck falls dead to the ground.

The surgeon turns to the pathologist and says “Go figure out if that’s a duck or not.”

Simple ways to
Cut Your Electric Bill

to find out how.


I s it there for a reason?

Appendix 2

Everyone is born with one. It is unique to humans and not found in most mammals. So why do we have one?

Researchers at Duke University have recently postulated that the human appendix serves as a sort of bacterial ” safe house “. Commensal bacteria thrive within the biofilms of the epithelial lining of the appendix and stand by, ready to re-populate the intestines if there is a diarrheal infection that flushes out the normal flora of the gut.
The opening of the appendix is no larger than a pencil lead. The bacteria “on reserve” are ready to be released into the large intestine to replenish friendly bacteria after times of GI disease.
Certainly not a reason to keep an inflamed appendix, but it points to the belief that everything in the body is there for a purpose!


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Jay Hardy, CLS, SM (ASCP)

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Who’s got the bigger SUV? Who spends more on gas? Actually all three are the same. Go ahead and measure them!


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

Wisdom to ponder…

Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

Catcher for the New York Yankees

Famous Yogiisms…

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”

“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

“I never said most of the things I said.”

“If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

“It gets late early out there.”

“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.”

“It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

“The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”

“We made too many wrong mistakes.”

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”

“You can observe a lot by just watching.”

“You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”

StrepPRO – Rapid Latex Strep ID



The Hardy Latex StrepPRO produces fast and clear results without cross-reactivity. Buy only the components you need or the whole kit. For the rapid identification of Streps A, B, C, D, F, and G. Click here for a brochure. Click here for more information and pricing.