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April  2009

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This bacteria devours
human bank accounts.

Influenza A/H1N1
“Swine Flu”
Swine flu

Hardy offers many products for the transport and control of Influenza. Click here to view a listing.

CVM Transport

Viral Transports

Hardy’s CVM Transport Kit is ideal for send out of influenza virus specimens. This product has FDA 510(k) clearance and has been thoroughly tested to maintain the viability of viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma. One of the kits available comes with a nylon flocked swab for nasopharyngeal specimen collection (Cat. no. R96KNP).

Click here to find out more about Hardy’s transports.

Click here if you wish to discuss our transports with a Hardy representative.

Click here for the CDC recommendations for specimen collection and transport.

Sale Price!


39th Edition Annual Edition for 2009

5 x 8 inches, Spiral Bound
Full size edition

This valuable Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy contains…

  • Initial Choice of Therapy (Antibacterial)
  • Recommended Antibacterial Agents
  • Duration of Therapy
  • Spectra of Activity
  • Highly Resistant Bacteria
  • Management of Community-Associated MRSA
  • Pharmacology
  • Antibacterial Drugs, Dosages, Side Effects
  • Antifungal Therapy
  • Antimycobacterial Therapy
  • Antiparasitic Therapy
  • Antiviral Therapy
  • Antiretroviral Therapy (HIV/AIDS)
  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
  • Pediatric Dosages
  • Renal, Hepatic Impairment
  • Immunization
  • Directory of Resources
  • Drug-Drug Interactions
  • Generic & Trade Names

For the month of May, as an authorized distributor for Sanford Guides, Hardy is offering this book “at cost” in order to promote education in microbiology. You’ll never find it priced lower than this!

Hardy’s Sale Price: $23.96
List Price: $39.95

Just call (800) 266-2222 and order cat. no. G09L. Mention “Micro~Bytes” when ordering to receive your special price.

More Brainteasers


Here’s some sure to cause brain strain!

Click here if you dare…

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?
  • Why is there an expiry date on my sour cream container?
  • Why call it a building if it’s already been built?
  • Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Infamous Quotes
They wish you would forget…

“The streets are safe in Philadelphia.  It’s only the people who make them
unsafe.” –
Mayor Frank Rizzo of Philadelphia


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Hardy Diagnostics is presenting a full day seminar on “Identifying Filamentous Fungi” in Torrance, California. James Harris, PhD, will be teaching this class on June 13th. Six CEU’s will be offered.

Click here for a brochure and sign up form.

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How to make a better Trichrome Stain

L Garcia

by Lynne Garcia
click here

Influenza A/H1N1 Update

US Update from the CDC – Click here
World Update from the WHO – Click here
Recommended Infection Control Methods – Click here

Medi-Fect Hand Sanitizer

to soften and soothe your hands
while disinfecting


Medi-Fect Hand Sanitizer is an ethanol gel with aloe vera that acts as a moisturizing emollient to keep your hands from drying and becoming irritated. Complies with CDC guidelines. Contains no fragrance.


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of our Medi-Fect with Aloe Vera

Seeing is Believing?


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Bet you can’t count all the black dots!


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

Wisdom to ponder…


Mark Twain
1835 – 1910
American author and humorist.


“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

“The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and
loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not
asked to lend money.”

“When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries
disappear and life stands explained.”

“Golf is a good walk spoiled.”

‘Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it
is time to pause and reflect.”

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class except

‘Familiarity breeds contempt — and children.”

“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish
the rest.”

“Never let your schooling interfere with your education.”

“I’ve never killed a man, but I’ve read many an obituary with
a great deal of satisfaction.”

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you
do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”


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You can find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor by clicking here for a daily Rubes cartoon.

Signs of our times….

No swimming
Walking on the grass may not be
a good idea either.


“In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

~ Thomas Jefferson ~
The third president the US, 1743 – 1826