Partnering with microbiologists to diagnose and prevent diseaseTM

H  a  r  d  y      D   i  a   g  n  o  s   t  i  c  s      N  e  w  s  l  e  t  t  e  r

Hardy Logo White

“A culture of service…”



August 2009

cures joke

“It’s fine to discover cures, but remember…chronic diseases are our bread and butter.

Derm Duet

The Derm Duet

A simplified method for the detection of Dermatophytes.
The Hardy Derm Duet offers two types of media to identify the pathogenic agents of “ringworm” and other skin diseases.

Click here for a free identification chart

Click here for a detailed

Click here to request a free sample.

No Need
to Heat

KOH prep

~ Soluphyte ~
A Simplified KOH Prep

Hardy’s new Soluphyte eliminates the cumbersome requirement of heating your KOH prep slide before viewing. Soluphyte contains KOH with DMSO
to rapidly penetrate and dissolve epithelial cells at room temperature, thus revealing any fungal structures that may be present.

Click here for complete information.



Need a mental stimulant? Well here ya go…

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil
    come from?
  • How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow
    road sign?
  • If it’s tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?
  • Is there another word for thesaurus?
  • Is the color orange called that because it’s the
    color of the fruit of the same name, or was the fruit called orange because
    that’s its color? Which came first, the color or the fruit?

Foot in Mouth Disease
Quotes they
wish you would forget…


“We don’t like their sound, and besides, guitar music is on the way out.”

– – Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.


Hardy Logo White

Want to receive the Micro~Bytes Newsletter at home?


Want to review past issues of Micro~Bytes?

Did you know?

East Wing
Hardy Diagnostics…

  • Maintains six distribution centers in the U.S. for faster turn around time to your lab.
  • Has served microbiologists like you for 29 years.
  • Is ISO 13485 certified for the manufacture of medical devices.
  • Offers you its technical manual, HUGO , which contains over 4,500 pages of information regarding microbiology.
  • Maintains a worldwide network of over 30 distributors.

Click here to view a recent Corporate Profile.

Blue Logo

cat 2

When nice kitties go bad.

What are the dangers of cat handling
and their associated fleas?

Click here

MBL Control Organisms

Microorganisms from Hardy
to simplify your QC procedures…

MBL organisms

Whether you do qualitative or quantitative QC studies, we have the right product for you.

Click here to receive your MBL Product Selection Guide.

Click here to view a short video demo.

Hardy Diagnostics is your authorized dealer for all MicroBioLogics organisms. Call us to place your order: (800) 266-2222.

MBL logo

Seeing is Believing?


Optical Ill

A rocky coast?
or are we just horsin’ around?


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

Wisdom to ponder…

C. dickens

Charles Dickens
1812 ~ 1870
British Novelist
Works include “Oliver Twist”, “A Christmas
Carol”, “A Tale of Two Cities”, “David Copperfield”, “Great Expectations”, “Hard Times”,
and “Bleak House”.

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the
face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and

“It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the
eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.”

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has
many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

“Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.”

“Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”

“This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning

“I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for
putting two such words together.”

“Accidents will occur even
in the best regulated families.”

“Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled,
ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never
tries, and a touch that never hurts.”


Rubin 1a

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

Signs of our times….

road work
Men at Play..

Grave roll-overs…

J. Adams

“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral
authority and character increase as the importance of the position

– John Adams

The second president of the United States.

Guide to Rapid Spot Tests

Spot Drops

Click here to receive your free booklet on Rapid Tests for Microbiology, including many ‘hard to find’ items.