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May 2009

Aseptic greetings in the lab.

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for AST


Hardy offers a complete selection of antimicrobials for disk diffusion testing (Kirby-Bauer). They can be used in the BD disks dispensers.

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How Well Do You Really Know Taxes?

So you think you know all about taxes due to extensive personal experience? Find out what you really know, by taking our 13 question test

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.

More Brainteasers


Here’s some sure to cause brain strain!

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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.

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Think about it…

The Thinker

  • How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?
  • Is it true that cannibals don’t eat clowns because they taste funny?
  • Does ‘virgin wool’ come from sheep the shepherd hasn’t caught yet?
  • If the front of your car says ‘DODGE’, do you really need a horn?

Foot in Mouth Disease

Quotes they wish
you would forget…

Gerald Ford

“Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.” Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the U.S.


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Can you name this
most troublesome bug?

This one not only can be difficult to identify,
but can unexpectedly develop resistance.

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TB and Mycology Supplies
Hardy offers a complete selection of products for the culture of fungi and mycobacteria.
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Click here to receive a complete catalog of all our TB and Mycology supplies; including many “hard to find” products.

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Influenza A/H1N1 Update

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

Seeing is Believing?


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Don’t elephants usually have four legs?


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

Wisdom to ponder…

ML King

Martin Luther King
1929 – 1968

Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the
whole staircase.”

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color
of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

“I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to
the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not
get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get
to the promised land.”

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for,
he isn’t fit to live.”

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a
molder of consensus.”

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the
world better.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you
doing for others?'”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
that matter.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have
guided missiles and misguided men.”

“Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man
knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish
together as fools.”

“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do
his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no


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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….

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Your one stop shop…all you need is love.

Geroge Washington
“If the freedom of speech is taken away,
then dumb and silent we may be led
like sheep to the slaughter.”

~ George Washington ~
The first president the United States, 1732 – 1799