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a culture of service…

August, 2010

Micro Musings…

New Yorker Aug 2010

“It’s OK to discover cures, but remember, chronic diseases are our bread and butter.”

7 kits offered…

Confused about Legionella Testing?

Legionella bacteria

Hardy offers seven kits for the rapid identification of Legionella spp. This many options can be confusing, so we prepared a comparison matrix to help you decide which of the kits is appropriate for your lab.

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Hardy offers a free catalog on all supplies needed for the detection of parasites.

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Try this new set of brain stimulants!

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From culture…

Rapid Identification
of E. coli O157


Hardy’s E. coliPRO O157 will identify E. coli O157 in just two minutes by latex agglutination.

More info on E. coliPRO O157

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Think about it…
The Thinker

  • Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
  • Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
  • Why is it called a “near” miss when you don’t hit something?
  • Why do people point to their wrist when they want to know the time? Do I point to my crotch when I want to know where the bathroom is?

Snarky Remarks…


“I didn’t attend the funeral,
but I sent a nice letter saying
I approved of it.”

–Mark Twain


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November 17 ~ 20

Look for us at Medica

Hardy Diagnostics will be displaying our products and services at Building  3, Booth C16-4  at the international medical conference MEDICA, in Dussledorf, Germany from November 17 to 20. We hope to meet you there!


See a listing of all conferences that Hardy will be attending until the end of the year.

Did you know?

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Hardy Diagnostics…
  • Hardy is celebrating its 30th year of serving microbiologists!
  • Manufactures over 3,000 products for microbiology for you to choose from.
  • Stocks over 12,000 laboratory products to increase your selection of items.
  • Maintains six distribution centers in the U.S. for faster turn around time to your lab.
  • Is ISO 13485 certified for the manufacture of medical devices to give you confidence in our products.
  • 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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When a Good Egg Goes Bad…


Why does it happen?
What can be done?

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Pumping, Stacking, and Packing…

Petri Plate Production

Petri Plate Production

Ever wonder how they are made?

Hardy Diagnostics has been a major producer of prepared media for over 30 years. Click here if you would like to see how Petri plates are produced on high speed filling equipment in a highly automated, ISO certified facility.

At Hardy Diagnostics we take great care to minimize contamination and maximize performance in every media product that we manufacture. Would you like a Hardy Rep to quote some prices on your media? If so, click here and we would be glad to explain what Hardy Diagnostics can do for your lab.

Petri Plates

How do we do it?

Seeing is Believing?


. Margaret Thatcher

Which Margaret Thatcher looks more angry?

It’s the same photo, just upside down,
with upside down mouth and eyes.


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

Wisdom to ponder…

St. Augustine

Augustine of Hippo

A Latin speaking
philosopher and theologian
from a Roman province in
North Africa (now Algeria)

Born 354 ~ Died 430

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is
the beauty of the soul.”

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own

“Miracles are not contrary to nature,
but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

“No eulogy is due to him who simply does
his duty and nothing more.”

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower
that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this
faith is to see what you believe.”

“God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to
suffer no evil to exist.”

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

“If two friends ask you to judge a
dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if
two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though
everything depended on you.”

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and
want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love
looks like.”


Rubin August 2010

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

Marxist Philosophies

Groucho Marx

“Outside of a dog, a book is Man’s best friend.

Inside of a
dog, it’s too dark to read.”

~ Groucho Marx


a live toad the first thing in the morning
and nothing worse can happen to you
for the rest of the day.”

Advice from the Founders…

Ben Franklin

is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

– Benjamin Franklin

. MLK in Wash DC

“I have a dream…
that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of
their character.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr
From his famous speech delivered 47 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
August 28, 1963