Isn't It Time We Build a Better Bed Rail?

Isn’t It Time We Build a Better Bed Rail?

Long before Sir Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of Penicillin in 1928, our ancestors were already putting the antimicrobial effects of metal to use.  Metals such as copper and silver were used as vessels by ancient civilizations to keep their water clean and safe to drink (1). Researchers have also discovered a reference in an ancient Read more about Isn’t It Time We Build a Better Bed Rail?[…]

We need Cannabis, not CannaBIZ

We know that cannabis can make people sick. We know that the pathogens present in this medicine, like many others, have killed patients[i]. We know that our most vulnerable and desperate cannabis patients are immunocompromised, terminal, and/or pediatric. WE, US, YOU AND I, must address patient safety in an informed and rational way. We do Read more about We need Cannabis, not CannaBIZ[…]

Regulatory Standards for the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry

Self-policing has long been the standard for the industry, although several entities have a say in what constitutes Best Practice in the manufacturing and production of cosmetics and personal care products.  The FDA’s  (Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics) oversight is mainly focused on regulating adulterated and misbranded products. Products classified as improving the appearance and Read more about Regulatory Standards for the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry[…]

Hardy Diagnostics aboard the ISS!

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 about Hardy Diagnostics aboard the ISS![…]

The Changing Face of Safety Practices in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry

The English translation for the French phrase “Il faut souffrir pour etre belle” is: “You must suffer to be beautiful.” Throughout history, the definition of beauty has changed from one era and society to another. A decade of shaved and precisely drawn in eyebrows gave way to a natural, full and almost unruly look. Glued Read more about The Changing Face of Safety Practices in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry[…]

Preservation of Art Masterpieces from Microbial Dangers

Art masterpieces should be protected from microbial damages by applying preventive action. Although human occupancy is known as the main source of airborne bacteria and molds in closed environments like hospitals and schools,  art masterpieces in museums are often not considered in this respect. Many fungi and bacteria are capable of producing serious damage in Read more about Preservation of Art Masterpieces from Microbial Dangers[…]

Glioblastoma tumors

Polio as a Treatment for Cancer?

Glioblastoma tumors are the most common form of malignant brain tumor and affect approximately two to three adults per 100,000 each year. Due to the aggressive nature of glioblastoma, existing treatments are relatively ineffective and the prognosis for affected patients is quite poor. According to the National Brain Tumor Society, the five-year survival rate for Read more about Polio as a Treatment for Cancer?[…]

Cervid Chronic Wasting Diseases

Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids

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 about Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids[…]

Hardy Diagnostics Celebrates Employee Ownership

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 about Hardy Diagnostics Celebrates Employee Ownership[…]

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