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“A culture of service…”



September  2009

Micro Musings…

New Yorker

“Sometimes I wonder if there’s more to life than unlocking the mysteries of the universe”

MRSA Latex
MRSA Laatex

When you need to know immediately .

The MRSA Latex Kit will detect the PBP2′ protein that causes resistance to Methicillin within 15 minutes.

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Stachybotrys Select

Now there’s a selective medium for Stachybotrys chartarum , one of the most important causes of “Sick Building Syndrome”.

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Time for some mental aerobics….

Think about it…
The Thinker

  • After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?
  • How can there be self-help “groups”?
  • If white wine goes with fish, do white grapes go with sushi?
  • If a mute swears, does his mother make him wash his hands with soap?
  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

Foot in Mouth Disease
Quotes they
wish you would forget…


“Novelty is always welcome, but talking pictures are just a fad.”

– Irving
head of MGM, late 1920’s


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Did you know?

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Hardy Diagnostics…

  • 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.

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What is the “Iraqnobacter” Microorganism?

And how is it affecting our troops?
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To prevent the drying of your plated cultures…
Petri seal

Elastomeric stretch tape controls moisture loss and protects your cultures.

Available in 0.5 or 0.75 inches wide.
Available in clear, white, yellow, blue, and red.

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Seeing is Believing?


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Look at the center dot…which is bigger?
Are you sure?


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

Wisdom to ponder…


Dwight Eisenhower

1890 ~ 1969
America’s 34th President (1953 to 1961)

“A people that values its privileges above its principles
soon loses both.”

“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.”

“Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the
weak or the timid.”

“I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as
one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something
you want done because he wants to do it.”

“The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the
leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them.”

“The spirit of man is more important than mere physical
strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.”

“There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of
freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.”


Anaerobe Systems
Hardy is your authorized dealer for all
Anaerobe Systems products.

Anerobe Systems

Anaerobe Systems is the only manufacturer of pre-reduced and anaerobically sterilized plated media. Each plate is poured in the absence of oxygen and is packed in nitrogen in a mylar bag.

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

Rapid MGP
To distinguish between pathogenic and non-pathogenic Enterococcus species

Rapid MGP

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Signs of our times….

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Honey, get the GPS!

Grave roll-overs…


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

– Abraham Lincoln