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September, 2021
Hans Christian Gram, credited as the inventor of the Gram staining technique, was a pioneering biologist who devised the system of classification which led to as many as 30,000 formally named species of bacteria being investigated. Gram, working with German pathologist and microbiologist Karl Friedländer, devised the technique in Berlin in the early 1880s. Today marks... Read more »
August, 2021
In 1884, Danish microbiologist Hans Christian Gram discovered that crystal violet irreversibly stained certain bacteria but can be washed from others. The Gram stain technique identifies bacteria as gram-positive (the stain is retained) or gram-negative (the stain is washed away.) Gram found that his stain worked for visualizing a series of bacteria associated with disease... Read more »
October, 2019
“There is no future for those who cannot or will not think.” (Louis O. Kelso, In Lectures and Conversation) Louis Kelso is often credited as the man who invented the ESOP. Hardy Diagnostics owes Louis Kelso a lifetime of gratitude for his ideas as they have helped shaped our company today. The following is a... Read more »
September, 2019
In total silence, a nearly 463 ton marvel is traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, but it garners little attention from those on Earth. In a modern age where space travel has become so mundane that private space flight companies are better known for their founder’s tweets than the incredible feats of scientific achievement they... Read more »
February, 2019
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), is a fatal prion infection affecting free-ranging and captive cervid herds. Cervids are hooved ruminant mammals that include deer, caribou, elk, and moose.  In North America, CWD has been found in at least 24 states, as well as in Canada, and has devastating effects on herd populations. Wyoming and Wisconsin have... Read more »
November, 2018
October was Employee Ownership Month. Hardy Diagnostics, a 100% Employee-Owned medical device company, is celebrating with activities throughout the month, culminating with a company-wide tri-tip barbecue on Halloween put on by the Vandenberg Air Force Base Non-Commissioned Officer Association (NCOA). Through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, employees are granted stock in their company... Read more »
September, 2018
Antibiotic resistance is of widespread concern and is particularly critical in developing countries, like Vietnam, where there is a higher burden of infectious disease. In these countries, the cost of new and improved antibiotics can be insurmountable, leading to the use of outdated and ineffective antibiotics. Furthermore, self-diagnosis and self-treatment can lead to antibiotic resistance... Read more »
December, 2017
At the age of five, Robert Koch astounded his parents by telling them that he had taught himself to read with the aid of a newspaper. This feat merely foreshadowed the intelligence and tenacity which were to be so characteristic of Koch in his adult life. The son of a mining authority, Robert Koch was... Read more »
March, 2017
Some species of streptococci are unique in that they are classified or grouped according to the antigenic structure of their cell walls. Ever wondered how this was discovered? In this article, we will explore the history of how strep grouping came to be in common usage today. The genus Streptococcus contains many pathogens from numerous... Read more »
March, 2017
Boyd Woodruff was the son of an East Coast farmer whose ground-breaking research served as a lynch pin for fellow scientists to be able to harvest a plethora of lifesaving antibiotics from every day soil. Known simply as Boyd, he loved to read and explore the world around him. However, it was not until he... Read more »
August, 2016
Inc. Magazine has once again included Hardy Diagnostics in their list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. Hardy Diagnostics is ranked 205th in the Health Industry. Inc.’s website states, “The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation.” ... Read more »
November, 2015
Early Life: Louis Pasteur is, simply put, a continued source of inspiration for chemists and microbiologists around the world. His work found new ways to preserve our food, revolutionized healthcare, and has potentially saved millions of lives. He fundamentally changed how the world perceived biology by drawing attention to the microscopic building blocks of life.... Read more »
September, 2015
No, Blood Falls is not the newest Norwegian metal band, but it is actually a naturally occurring geologic wonder.  Blood falls flows out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica onto the neighboring West Lake Bonney which is completely frozen over. The isolated (even for Antarctica) anomaly as well as the glacier and valley was discovered... Read more »