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“A culture of service…”



October 2009

Micro Musings…

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“Yes, but on the other hand, Dexter has never taken a sick day”



Hardy offers a complete line of Denka antisera for

* Salmonella
* Shigella
* E. coli
* Listeria
* Vibrio
* Haemophilus
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Rapid latex test for S. aureus

Try out our StaphTEX and see how easy it is to read out the large blue latex beads. Takes only 20 seconds. Crisp, clear, unequivocal results every time.

Click here for the 50 test kit.
Click here for the 200 test kit.



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cranial stimulus package!

Think about it…
The Thinker

  • Is there another word for synonym?
  • Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do
  • Just before someone gets nervous, do they experience cocoons in their
  • It is hard to understand how a mortuary raised the price of their funerals and blamed it
    on the high cost of living.
  • If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Foot in Mouth Disease
Quotes they
wish you would forget…

Al gore

“During my service in the US Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet.”
– Al Gore, 1999


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If America could repay its national debt at the rate of one dollar per second, how long would it take to be debt free?

377,087 years (of course it would take much longer if you include interest).

The US national debt currently stands at 11.9 trillion dollars. That amounts to $75,000 for each working taxpayer.

Have a nice day!

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Did you know?

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Hardy Diagnostics…
Manufactures over 3,000 products for microbiology for you to chose from.

  • 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.

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Vaccination Deja Vu?
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Find out how
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
put a halt to the
swine flu vaccinations of 1976.

Rapid Test

Useful for
Group A Strep and
Enterococcus identification

PYR Test

Click here for the 25 test size
Click here for the 100 test size
Click here to learn about other rapid test methods.

Seeing is Believing?


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Hard to believe,
but the shade of gray for
squares A and B is exactly the same!


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

Wisdom to ponder…

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

1847 ~ 1931
American inventor of the motion picture camera, phonograph, tungsten light bulb, carbon microphone; and holder of 1,093 patents.

“Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business.
Always, America
has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers
before you. Have faith! Go forward!”

“Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would
literally astound ourselves.”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how
close they were to success when they gave up.”

“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently
is most unjust to youth.”

“Opportunity is missed by
most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first
necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

“We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”

“What you are will show in what you do.”

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you


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

Are autoclaves stinking up your lab?

O ne EnviroBead in each autoclave load will freshen the air in your lab environment. Available in APPLE , PEACH , and LEMON . Click here to try out some free samples.

Signs of our times….

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What? No blow dryer?

Advice from the founders…

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“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic”.

– Benjamin Franklin