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Could the lowly rat
be the answer to the world’s TB problem?


Read about how rats are being used in the battle against TB. Seems strange, but rats are 60  times faster at detecting TB than humans, and far more accurate!

The PetriPorter
Plate Rack

. Petri Rack

Hardy’s Petri Dish rack can be used for storage and transport from incubator or refrigerator. Made of strong acrylic, it features a carrying handle, and easy access to six stack of plates. Holds 60 plates.

More info on the PetriPorter

Other racks:
Revolving rack
Fixed rack for bench

Questions about any of our products?

Biological Indicator


. SporAmpule

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In need of a cranial massage?

Enter here

Getting Real
Can you match the real names
to the following celebrity
stage names?

. Elton John

1. Elton John

2. Cary Grant

3. Woody Allen

4. Tony Bennett

5. Ringo Starr

A. Reginald Kenneth Dwight

B. Archibald Alexander Leach
C. Richard Starky
D. Allen Konigsberg
E. Anthony Benedetto

1. A.; 2. B; 3. D.; 4. E.; 5. C.

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
  • There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.
  • Life is sexually transmitted.
  • Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
  • The differences between a rut and a grave is the length and depth.
  • Whenever I feel blue… I start breathing again.

Who is making the most progress in health and longevity?

Word health graph

Watch an amazing video showing which countries are advancing the fastest in longevity compared to per captita income. It graphically shows the progress of 200 countries during a 200 year time period. The results might surprise you!


Samuel Johnson

“He is not only dull himself;
he is the cause of
dullness in others.”

–Samuel Johnson


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Did you know?

East Wing

Hardy Diagnostics…
  • Is celebrating its 30th year of serving microbiologists?
  • Maintains seven 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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Micro Musings…

New Yorker Dec 2010

Hardy introduces…

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for Anaerobes

  • Pre-reduced culture media packaged in oxygen-free, gas flushed foil pouches.
  • Packaging contains an oxygen scavenger sachet, and a moisture absorbing desiccant packet.
  • Foil pouches have an easy-to-open, pre-scored notch.
  • Wide variety of packaging combinations available: monoplates, biplates, and primary set-up combinations.
  • Tubes feature a screw-cap design with rubber septum Hungate caps.
  • Quality Control tested for reliable and reproducible results.
  • Superior growth and performance characteristics compared to other leading brands.
  • Manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility.
  • Competitive pricing, quality products, with exceptional service and support.

More Information.
View a comparative matrix.
See the complete catalog of anaerobic supplies.
Get the cross reference chart.
Request a free sample pack and pricing.


Hardy now offers a complete selection of pre-reduced media along with gas generators, indicators, jars, pouches, etc.

Seeing is Believing

Man with Cane

Trees or man with cane?

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

Ready for Flu Season?
Influenza productcs

See Hardy’s catalog of products for the specimen collection, identification, and prevention of influenza.

Wisdom to ponder…

Michael Jordon

Michael Jordon

Named the greatest North American
athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”


“There is no “i” in team but there is in win.”

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”


“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”


“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”


“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”


“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”


“I’ve never been afraid to fail.”

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”

“My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.”


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.”


Rubes Dec 2010
Find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor.

Advice from the Founders…

Benjamin Franklin 2

“He who falls in love with himself

will have no rivals”

Benjamin Franklin
1706 ~ 1790

Attn: Boomers

Remember when…


1970 – Long Hair

2010 – Longing for hair

1970 – Acid Rock

2010 – Acid Reflex

1970 – Seeds and stems

2010 – Roughage

1970 – Going to a new hip joint

2010 – Receiving a new hip joint

1970 – Rolling stones

2010 – Kidney stones

1970 – Down with the system

2010 – Upgrade the system

1970 – Passing the driver’s test

2010 – Passing the vision test

1970 – KEG

2010 – EKG

Gilda Rander

“I base my fashion taste on
what doesn’t itch.”

Gilda Radner

Signs of our times Like