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“A culture of service…”



February, 2009

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“It seems you have caught the bug that’s been going around in my waiting room”

Q Slides
Q Slides

Hardy’s Q Slides are pre-inoculated, ready-to-use slides for the quality control of not only your stains, but also of your staining technique.

Choose from the Q Slide for Gram Stain and for AFB Stain. Each slide has a positive and negative organism already dried and fixed to the slide. Additionally, there are four squares marked for specimen tests to be run simultaneously with your QC.

Click here for information on Q Slide Gram
Click here for information on Q Slide AFB
Click here to request a free sample.

For UTI’s

Get the Full Picture
Let HUrBi show you how…


HUrBi – The HardyCHROM Urine Biplate

HUrBi is a new biplate that will separate your gram negatives onone side from your gram positives on the other side. Not only that, but the colonieswill turn unique colors depending on the pathogen.

It just doesn’t get any easier than this!

Click here to find out more.

Click here to review the tech insert

Click here to to try out some free samples for yourself.


Letting the Chi flow…


Tai Chi

Every morning at breaktime you can find Hardy employeespracticing Tai Chi for stress relief, exercise, and flexibility. This slow moving martial art technique originated in China four centuries ago. Its full name, Tai Chi Chuan means “the supreme ultimate fist”.

Due to its commitment to healthy lifestyles, HardyDiagnostics was recently certified by the American Heart Association as a”Fit Friendly Workplace.”


More Brainteasers


Here are four more… guaranteed to make you kick yourself if you don’t get them right!

Click here if you dare…


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Think about it….

The Thinker

  • If a black box in a plane is indestructible, why can’t they make the whole plane out of it?
  • Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
  • Why is it so hard to remember how to spell ‘mnemonic’?
  • If someone invented instant water, what would they mix it with?

Thomas Jefferson

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have .
– Thomas Jefferson

Will this molecule be the next generation of antimicrobials?

How does vitamin D partner with this protein to create a killer combination?

Find out here

Seeing is Believing?


Bicycle Illusion

The world’s only self propelled energy efficient bicycle.

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


For a 5 minute ID of Candida albicans!

AlbiQuick 2

Using AlbiQuick’s two rapid enzyme tests , you can confirm the identification of Candida albicans in only five minutes.

Click here for a brochure to find out more
Click here for the technical insert

Wisdom to ponder…

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt
1858 – 1919
The 26th President of the United States

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is thechance to work hard at work worth doing.”

“A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance ofsaying anything real on real issues.”

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but greatactions speak to all mankind.

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

“I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at itthan the average man.”

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible formost of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is theright thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing youcan do is nothing.”

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energyand resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much youcare.”

“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we havetrusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must notmerely talk; we must act big.”

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who neverdoes anything.”

“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only themiddle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.”

“There has never yet been a man in our history who led a lifeof ease whose name is worth remembering.”

“When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.”


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You can find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor by clicking here for a daily Rubes cartoon. Also, check out Leigh’s new 2009 Rubes Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar here , see your favorite bookstore, or call (800) 850-9453.

Zoo Box

Signs of our times….

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And the drivers may be bounty hunters!

Infamous Quotes
They wish you would forget…

Tom Watson
“I think there is a worldmarket for maybe five computers,”
– Thomas Watson, President ofIBM, 1943

Bill Gates “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
– Bill Gates, President of Microsoft, 1981