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Microbe Coasters, Set of 4, Bacteria and Viruses, Ebola, MRSA, Coronavirus, and Yersinia Pestis, aka, The Black Death.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Fabric, Rubber
  • Made to order
  • Favorited by: 67 people
  • Gift message available
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Ready to ship in 1–2 weeks
From Waltham, MA
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

Description

This set of 4 coasters features microscopic imagery of four microbes with bad reputations.

These make a perfect gift for your favorite biologist, doctor, nurse, medical researcher, or science aficionado!

The vibrant, colorful and crisp imagery adds interest to your coffee table or desk and invites conversation from friends and colleagues. These images were obtained via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), allowing us to see the microscopic world in incredible detail.

The four featured microbes are (clockwise from upper left):

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
-Any doctor or nurse will be familiar with this public health menace. This strain of the S. aureus bacterium has become resistant to many antibiotics, making it dangerous and difficult to treat.

Yersinia pestis
-This infamous bacterium is responsible for the Black Death (bubonic plague) that killed up to 60% of the population of medieval Europe.

Ebola virus
-This notorious virus is responsible for Ebola virus disease, a deadly hemorrhagic fever with an average fatality rate of an astonishing 50%.. The filamentous Ebola virus particles in this image (shown in blue) have infected a Vero E6 cell (shown in green).

Coronavirus
-While many types of Coronavirus are not dangerous, this one is responsible for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). MERS causes severe symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, and has been observed to kill 30-40% of reported patients (CDC).

COASTER SPECS

-Each coaster measures 3.5 inches (about 9 cm) wide and 1/4 inches (6 mm) thick.
-Rubber construction with a durable fabric top.

These coasters were lovingly made in the Serious Goose Designs Shop. I hope to add new science-themed images in the future, so add me to your favorites!

CUSTOM ORDERS

If you have requests for other imagery, contact me with your ideas and I will get back with you quickly about availability.

Image Credits: All images are courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
This set of 4 coasters features microscopic imagery of four microbes with bad reputations.

These make a perfect gift for your favorite biologist, doctor, nurse, medical researcher, or science aficionado!

The vibrant, colorful and crisp imagery adds interest to your coffee table or desk and invites conversation from friends and colleagues. These images were obtained via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), allowing us to see the microscopic world in incredible detail.

The four featured microbes are (clockwise from upper left):

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
-Any doctor or nurse will be familiar with this public health menace. This strain of the S. aureus bacterium has become resistant to many antibiotics, making it dangerous and difficult to treat.

Yersinia pestis
-This infamous bacterium is responsible for the Black Death (bubonic plague) that killed up to 60% of the population of medieval Europe.

Ebola virus
-This notorious virus is responsible for Ebola virus disease, a deadly hemorrhagic fever with an average fatality rate of an astonishing 50%.. The filamentous Ebola virus particles in this image (shown in blue) have infected a Vero E6 cell (shown in green).

Coronavirus
-While many types of Coronavirus are not dangerous, this one is responsible for Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). MERS causes severe symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, and has been observed to kill 30-40% of reported patients (CDC).

COASTER SPECS

-Each coaster measures 3.5 inches (about 9 cm) wide and 1/4 inches (6 mm) thick.
-Rubber construction with a durable fabric top.

These coasters were lovingly made in the Serious Goose Designs Shop. I hope to add new science-themed images in the future, so add me to your favorites!

CUSTOM ORDERS

If you have requests for other imagery, contact me with your ideas and I will get back with you quickly about availability.

Image Credits: All images are courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

TO CANCEL AN ORDER:
1) GO TO Your Account > Purchases. Locate the order in question and click the "Request Cancellation" link towards the right. This will notify me of your request. Please provide me with the reason for your request.

2) If I have not shipped the order, I will refund you entire payment, including shipping fees.

3) If I have shipped the order, you will need to return it to me in the mail. Once received, I will refund you payment total minus shipping costs.

TO REQUEST A REFUND OF A RECEIVED ORDER:
I attempt to take detailed pictures and provide accurate, detailed descriptions of my work. Therefore, I ask you to consider the following questions before asking for a refund:
1) Does the item look significantly different than the photo?
2) Was the item damaged?
3) Was the item significantly different than the description?

If the answer is YES to any of the above, I may provide a refund. Please contact me through Etsy with information about your problem, and I will consider issuing a refund, minus any shipping fees. Refund requests must me made within 15 days of the order submission.

It is the buyer's responsibility to return refunded items to me in the mail, in the same type of packaging in which it was received.

Shipping policies

**CHRISTMAS 2018 - ORDER BY DEC 15th for GUARANTEED* CHRISTMAS DELIVERY in the US using USPS PRIORITY MAIL***

*Christmas Delivery is guaranteed by the USPS for all domestic Priority Mail orders mailed on or by the 20th, in the US. By placing your order on or by the 15th, I am agreeing to ship your order on or before the 20th.

**SHIPPING TIMES**
I now ship worldwide! Time to ship varies by item, as indicated in listing. additional time for delivery. All coasters ship USPS Priority mail, which is 2-3 business day delivery in the US lower 48, 6-10 business days internationally. Magnets and jewelry ship USPS First class, which is 3-5 day delivery in the US lower 48. Seller will not be held liable for later than expected delivery dates due to postal service handling.

**RUSH ORDERS**
If you need a rush order please contact me. An order is considered a "rush order" if it must ship sooner than date specified in listing. Certain rush orders
may be subject to additional fees.

**DAMAGED ORDERS**
I pack all my orders carefully in bubble wrap, but sometimes accidents still happen! If you receive a damaged order, please photograph the damage, including any damage to the shipping container. In most cases, I will promptly send you a replacement. If I am not able to replace the item, I will refund your full payment.

**RESHIPPING REPLACEMENT ORDERS** Although I insure all orders, USPS insurance will not cover shipping costs of damaged orders. This, I reserve the right to use whatever method is most economical to reship your replacement. Buyer may request a shipping upgrade at their expense.
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***INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING***

SHIPPING METHODS AND PACKAGE TRACKING
My standard international shipping method for my coasters is USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail International. This is by far the most economical option available, but does NOT come with a guaranteed delivery date. Though, this option comes with package tracking, it does not always get tracked once it leaves the US. The following countries have delivery confirmation with USPS, so you should be able to track your package within your country. If your country is NOT on this list, there will most likely be no way to track your package once it leaves the US.

COUNTRIES WITH USPS DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Croatia
Denmark
France
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Israel
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland.

DELIVERY TIMES

USPS Priority Mail International (my standard, and the most economical shipping option) has an estimated delivery time of 6-10 days. However, the actual delivery time frame may be *considerably* longer. This is generally an issue of customs clearance. You may be able to locate your package once it arrives in your country by contacting your local customs authority in your country and attempting to locate the package with the tracking number provided to you with your order. There is no
guarantee of a specific delivery date.

GETTING FASTER DELIVERY
Private carriers such as UPS, DHL and FedEx will be much quicker, and have money back-guarantees that items will be received by certain deadlines, but also much more expensive than USPS.

USPS Priority Mail Express International is another shipping option that is likely to get the package INTO your country faster (about 3-5 days) than Priority Mail International. But customs clearance is likely to increase delivery time. If you live in one of the following countries, you can receive a guaranteed delivery time (with money-back guarantee) with USPS Priority Mail Express International. This shipping method varies with location, but is likely to be about $60 USD for a single 4 coaster set.

a. Australia.
b. Canada.
c. China.
d. France (does not include Corsica and Monaco).
e. Germany.
f. Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
g. Hong Kong.
h. Israel.
i. Japan.
j. New Zealand.
k. Republic of Korea (South Korea).
l. Singapore.
m. Spain (does not include Canary Islands).
n. Sweden.
o. Switzerland.
p. Thailand.

With USPS GLOBAL Express Guaranteed it may be possible to get your package in as little as 1-3 days, but you should be prepared to spend at least $90 USD for this service.

DUTIES AND TAXES
Some countries charge import taxes, customs clearance fees, or other fees on imported goods. IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY ANY AND ALL SUCH FEES.

SELLER LIABILITY
Once I have mailed a package, I have no control over its handling and delivery. If a delivery service with a date-specific money back guarantee has been used to deliver the product, I will use money received from USPS shipping refund to reimburse buyer of shipping costs only. In all other circumstances, I am NOT liable for shipping delays, or associated costs.

Please understand this means I do not make any promises about international delivery times, except when a special service with a guaranteed delivery date has been used. USPS Priority Mail International, my standard shipping method for international orders, DOES NOT INCLUDE A DELIVERY DATE GUARANTEE.

ORDER CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
As stated previously, buyers are responsible for all customs fees and taxes charged by their country.

Additionally, order cancellations are not possible once an item has shipped.

Cancellation requests made before this are generally accepted, unless special materials have already been purchased (as in the case of custom orders).

Refund of merchandise costs are issued at the discretion of the seller, and the buyer must cover return shipping costs. Refund requests made on the basis of broken merchandise must be accompanied by a verbal description of the damage and photographic evidence of damage. Custom orders can not be returned for a refund unless they are not to buyer specifications, as agreed prior to order finalization.

Thanks again for your business, and if any of these terms are not satisfactory, please contact me ASAP about cancelling your order or changing a shipping method.
**CHRISTMAS 2018 - ORDER BY DEC 15th for GUARANTEED* CHRISTMAS DELIVERY in the US using USPS PRIORITY MAIL***

*Christmas Delivery is guaranteed by the USPS for all domestic Priority Mail orders mailed on or by the 20th, in the US. By placing your order on or by the 15th, I am agreeing to ship your order on or before the 20th.

**SHIPPING TIMES**
I now ship worldwide! Time to ship varies by item, as indicated in listing. additional time for delivery. All coasters ship USPS Priority mail, which is 2-3 business day delivery in the US lower 48, 6-10 business days internationally. Magnets and jewelry ship USPS First class, which is 3-5 day delivery in the US lower 48. Seller will not be held liable for later than expected delivery dates due to postal service handling.

**RUSH ORDERS**
If you need a rush order please contact me. An order is considered a "rush order" if it must ship sooner than date specified in listing. Certain rush orders
may be subject to additional fees.

**DAMAGED ORDERS**
I pack all my orders carefully in bubble wrap, but sometimes accidents still happen! If you receive a damaged order, please photograph the damage, including any damage to the shipping container. In most cases, I will promptly send you a replacement. If I am not able to replace the item, I will refund your full payment.

**RESHIPPING REPLACEMENT ORDERS** Although I insure all orders, USPS insurance will not cover shipping costs of damaged orders. This, I reserve the right to use whatever method is most economical to reship your replacement. Buyer may request a shipping upgrade at their expense.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
***INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING***

SHIPPING METHODS AND PACKAGE TRACKING
My standard international shipping method for my coasters is USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail International. This is by far the most economical option available, but does NOT come with a guaranteed delivery date. Though, this option comes with package tracking, it does not always get tracked once it leaves the US. The following countries have delivery confirmation with USPS, so you should be able to track your package within your country. If your country is NOT on this list, there will most likely be no way to track your package once it leaves the US.

COUNTRIES WITH USPS DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Croatia
Denmark
France
Germany
Great Britain
Ireland
Israel
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland.

DELIVERY TIMES

USPS Priority Mail International (my standard, and the most economical shipping option) has an estimated delivery time of 6-10 days. However, the actual delivery time frame may be *considerably* longer. This is generally an issue of customs clearance. You may be able to locate your package once it arrives in your country by contacting your local customs authority in your country and attempting to locate the package with the tracking number provided to you with your order. There is no
guarantee of a specific delivery date.

GETTING FASTER DELIVERY
Private carriers such as UPS, DHL and FedEx will be much quicker, and have money back-guarantees that items will be received by certain deadlines, but also much more expensive than USPS.

USPS Priority Mail Express International is another shipping option that is likely to get the package INTO your country faster (about 3-5 days) than Priority Mail International. But customs clearance is likely to increase delivery time. If you live in one of the following countries, you can receive a guaranteed delivery time (with money-back guarantee) with USPS Priority Mail Express International. This shipping method varies with location, but is likely to be about $60 USD for a single 4 coaster set.

a. Australia.
b. Canada.
c. China.
d. France (does not include Corsica and Monaco).
e. Germany.
f. Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
g. Hong Kong.
h. Israel.
i. Japan.
j. New Zealand.
k. Republic of Korea (South Korea).
l. Singapore.
m. Spain (does not include Canary Islands).
n. Sweden.
o. Switzerland.
p. Thailand.

With USPS GLOBAL Express Guaranteed it may be possible to get your package in as little as 1-3 days, but you should be prepared to spend at least $90 USD for this service.

DUTIES AND TAXES
Some countries charge import taxes, customs clearance fees, or other fees on imported goods. IT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY ANY AND ALL SUCH FEES.

SELLER LIABILITY
Once I have mailed a package, I have no control over its handling and delivery. If a delivery service with a date-specific money back guarantee has been used to deliver the product, I will use money received from USPS shipping refund to reimburse buyer of shipping costs only. In all other circumstances, I am NOT liable for shipping delays, or associated costs.

Please understand this means I do not make any promises about international delivery times, except when a special service with a guaranteed delivery date has been used. USPS Priority Mail International, my standard shipping method for international orders, DOES NOT INCLUDE A DELIVERY DATE GUARANTEE.

ORDER CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
As stated previously, buyers are responsible for all customs fees and taxes charged by their country.

Additionally, order cancellations are not possible once an item has shipped.

Cancellation requests made before this are generally accepted, unless special materials have already been purchased (as in the case of custom orders).

Refund of merchandise costs are issued at the discretion of the seller, and the buyer must cover return shipping costs. Refund requests made on the basis of broken merchandise must be accompanied by a verbal description of the damage and photographic evidence of damage. Custom orders can not be returned for a refund unless they are not to buyer specifications, as agreed prior to order finalization.

Thanks again for your business, and if any of these terms are not satisfactory, please contact me ASAP about cancelling your order or changing a shipping method.

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