The ultimate scientist’s business card?

SCIENTISTS and others in the laboratory sector might be interested in these unusual business cards, created by an Italian advertising agency. Although a microscope slide might be a little impractical compared to the more usual 350gsm stock most conventional business cards are printed on, they are certainly more likely to be remembered.

Among the many problems, of course, are that glass slides are slightly more fragile than cardboard, and their weight means you wouldn’t want to carry very many to your next scientific conference. We’re also not too sure about naming a company after the Ebola virus, which might encourage a recipient to flash your contact details over a flame – just to be on the safe side. Full marks for attention-grabbing, though. Click on the picture or follow this link to the full story on

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