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“A culture of service…”




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Mason doesn’t know zilch…but he makes the best coffee in
the lab!

mylar envelopes



All of Hardy’s CRITERION dehydrated culture media is
available in mylar envelopes that are pre-measured to make two liters of
media (about 100 plates)

We have done the weighing for you! The mylar envelopes are economical and
prevent waste when small batches are desired.

Click here to view complete product listing and

to get more information and a price quote.

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 sending out 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

if you wish to discuss our transports with a Hardy

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



Delay senility…Exercise your mind!

Click here for a mental work-out…

Procrastinators Unite!

Lazy Dog

  • Hard
    work often pays off over time…but laziness always pays off now.

  • Procrastinators
    are the future leaders of America.

  • I’ll
    stop procrastinating…just you wait!

  • The
    future is that time when you wish you did what you are not doing

  • I
    will never put off tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.

  • Never
    put off until tomorrow that which you can put off until the day
    after tomorrow.

  • Only
    Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

  • If
    it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • What
    do sheep count when they can’t get to sleep?

  • When
    you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?

  • Does
    fuzzy logic tickle?

  • How
    come wrong numbers are never busy?

Foot in Mouth Disease

Quotes they
wish you would forget…

Gary cooper

‘Gone with the Wind ‘ is going to be the biggest flop in
Hollywood history. I’m glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling flat on
his face and not Gary Cooper.”

– Gary Cooper

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What’s your share
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You probably utilize his work every day!


What did this Swedish botanist do that had a lasting
effect on microbiology?

Also find out the proper way to name microorganisms.

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Stop Opening the Door!

With Hardy’s Exact-Temp you never have to open the door
to check the temp!

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  • Probe
    in plastic bottle stays inside, the digital display stays outside!

  • No
    hazardous mercury

  • There
    is nothing to break

  • No
    more squinting to read the thermometer!

  • Refrigerator,
    freezer, incubator, and ambient

  • Thermometer
    traceable to N.I.S.T. with certificate

  • Min/Max
    temperature memory

  • Audible
    min/max alarm settings

  • Nine
    foot sensor cable

  • Choose
    between Celsius and Farenheit

  • Range:
    -50º to 70ºC (-58º to 158ºF)

  • Accuracies
    up to ±0.5ºC for precise measurements

  • Powered
    by one AAA battery (included)

Click here to find out how Exact-Temp will make
your life easier!

Click here to ask for more information.

Microgen Listeria
Now you have a better choice!


simplified 24 hour test for Listeria. No equipment needed. AOAC

Click here for more info.
Click here for the catalog listing.
if you need more information.

Seeing is Believing?


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at the corners and it moves!

Look at the center and it


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

Wisdom to ponder…

Will Rogers


~ 1935

Cowboy Humorist


“An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just
found out.”

“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable
invented to make them laugh.”

“Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you
just sit there.”

“I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in
the places they do today.”

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your
parrot to the town gossip.”

“Nothing you can’t spell will ever work.”

“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about

“There ought to be one day– just one– when there is open season
on senators.”

“There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole
government working for you.”

“The income tax has made more liars out of the American people
than golf has.”

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the

“Communism is like prohibition, it’s a good idea but it won’t


Rubin June

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

Signs of
our times….

Curl up

Located right next to the
“Lay Down and Relax Funeral Parlor”.

Rolling over in the grave…


“I sincerely believe that banking establishments are
more dangerous than standing armies; and the principle of spending
money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding, is but
swindling futurity on a large scale.”

–Thomas Jefferson
The Third President of the United States
1743 ~ 1846