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September, 2010

Read your label!

Could Sanitizing be Hazardous

to Your Health?


Of course, a waterless hand sanitizer is the smart way to go in many situations, but have you read the label on the bottle you are using? Many of the sanitizers on the market today contain some very questionable ingredients.

Such as:
These are known as estrogenic compounds. Click here to find out why this may not be a good idea to rub these chemicals on your skin.
Propylene Glycol
Also known as automobile antifreeze. What are the hazards? Click here to find out.
Although harmless, it leaves your hands sticky and more likely to pick up the very bacteria you are attempting to eliminate!
This is why Hardy created a new safer formula…


Hardy’s new AloeSafe has none of the above potentially dangerous ingredients and still kills 99.9% of bacteria on contact.

Instead, it’s natural formula contains:

Vitamin E – A natural anti-oxidant that will leave your hands feeling soft and supple.

Aloe Vera – Contains natural botanicals for healing and soothing of damaged skin.

Lavender Oil – A fresh and relaxing scent, noted for its effectiveness in aromatherapy.

I would like to try it for myself.

Complete catalog on…

Sporothrix schenckii colony

Hardy offers a free catalog on all supplies needed for the identification of fungi.

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So you think you’re a brainiac?

Only one tube!

EnteroScreen 4


Looking for an easy and economical way to screen stool cultures for Salmonella and Shigella?

Hardy’s EnteroScreen 4 performs four tests in only one tube. Fast and easy to read out. Developed by Dr. Gary Procop at the Cleveland Clinic.

View the algorithm and color read-out chart.
Watch a short video on the EnteroScreen works.
Request further information or pricing

Think about it…

The Thinker

  • Why does your nose run and your feet smell?

  • Why is there an ‘s’ in lisp?

  • If you were scared half to death twice, would you be 3/4 dead or 100% dead?

  • If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
  • If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be hungry?

Snarky Remarks…

Oscar Wilde
” Some cause happiness wherever they go…others, whenever they go .”
–Oscar Wilde


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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

    The mystery bug…

    mystery bug
    Can you ID?

    Find out here

    Micro Musings…

    Cartoon Sept 2010

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    Hardy Diagnostics has released a new array of media and reagents for the molecular biology researcher. Please browse through our catalog and see how we can be of assistance in your lab.
    Don’t see what you are looking for? Hardy will make custom media to your specifications. Just let us know what you need.
    Culgenex media and reagents
    CulGenex Products
    Read more about our LB Agar…

    Seeing is Believing?

    Optical Illusion Sept 2010

    Do you see a lake scene? Or something else?
    Hint: tilt your head to the left.
    “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.”

    Wisdom to ponder…

    Plato 2

    A Greek Philosopher
    Socrates was his mentor, Aristotle was his student. He founded the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

    Born 428 BC ~ Died 348 BC

    “For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.”

    “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”

    “He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.”

    “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”

    “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.”

    “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”

    “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

    “When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.”

    “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”

    “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

    “Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”


    Rubes Sept 2010

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

    Marxist Philosophies

    Groucho Marx

    “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening.

    But this wasn’t it.
    ~ Groucho Marx

    Rosie riveter

    “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

    A woman must do what he can’t.”

    Rhonda Hansome

    Advice from the Founders…

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    “All would live long,
    but none would be old.”

    – Benjamin Franklin

    The debt watch…

    Debt Cartoon

    We all know the federal debt is moving rapidly beyond $13 trillion. But what about the amount of debt that the States are piling up? If you live in Nebraska, you will be happy to know that your share of the State debt is only $17. But if you live in Connecticutt, your share would be a very troublesome $4,490!
    Click here to see what your share of the your State’s debt is currently.
    Just in case you wanted to know what your share of the national debt is…that would be over $121,000 per taxpayer. The national debt is now rising by over $4 billion daily .

    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.