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“A culture of service…”



January, 2009

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OK…We’re in our lab coats… now what?

HardyCHROM MRSA Contact Plate
MRSA Contact Plate

Hardy Diagnostics has released a new product to screen for MRSA on environmental surfaces. Chromogenic media facilitates the isolation and detection of MRSA that may be present on surfaces within healthcare environments. Find out how HardyCHROM MRSA CP can assist with your MRSA surveillance program.

Click here to view a brochure.
Click here to examine the technical insert.
Click here to request free samples.


Plastic vs Glass


Plastic and Glass
Which requires less energy to make?

The answer may surprise you!

As you may have noticed, Hardy is now using polycarbonate tubes for many of its broths. Discover the pros and cons of plastic vs glass.


Going Green

Hardy Bans Peanuts!


Have you noticed? We no longer use Styrofoam peanuts as packaging material in your shipments.

We now primarily use unbleached, recycled, brown paper, a renewable resource that is kinder to our planet…and not so messy in your lab!

More Brainteasers


We have four new ones to blow your mind!

Click here to take the challenge.


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Want to review past issues?

Think about it….

The Thinker

  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • Why isn’t “palindrome” spelled the same way backwards as it is forwards?
  • Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?

“In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is ashame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.”
– John Adams

Small, But Potent Killers

Seeing is Believing?


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Stare at the center, and watch the tiny speeding race cars frantically circling around the purple tracks!


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

The Slug Bug


Staph on BAP

C an you readily identify Staphylococcus lugdunensis ?
Watch out! S. lug is not your ordinary Coag Neg Staph!
Click here to find out how…

Wisdom to ponder…

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
1910 – 1997
Roman Catholic nun who served the people of Calcutta for 45 years

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that yourstrength lies.”

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, agift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that youtry.”

“Good works are links that form a chain of love.”

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who issending a love letter to the world.”

“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Doyou know your next door neighbor?”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that webelong to each other.”

‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do smallthings with great love.”

“It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.”

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

‘Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoesare truly endless.”

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to youwithout leaving happier.”

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise andrestlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers,grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move insilence…
We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

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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.

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Signs of our times….

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Having a bad day in San Francisco? Don’t forget to bring your cell phone!