Becton Dickinson, commonly known as BD, is a global medical technology company that specializes in manufacturing and selling medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA. BD operates in over 190 countries and employs over 70,000 people worldwide.
BD’s products are used in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and other healthcare facilities. The company’s product portfolio includes medical devices such as needles and syringes, infusion pumps, catheters, and diagnostic systems for a range of diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis, and HIV.
One of BD’s core areas of expertise is in the field of injection and infusion therapy, where it offers a range of products designed to improve patient care and safety. For example, the company’s needle-free injection systems are designed to reduce the risk of needle-stick injuries, while its IV catheters are designed to minimize the risk of bloodstream infections.
BD has a strong commitment to innovation, with a significant investment in research and development. The company’s R&D efforts are focused on developing new medical technologies and improving existing ones to meet the evolving needs of healthcare providers and patients. BD also collaborates with other organizations, including universities and research institutions, to advance medical knowledge and develop new solutions.
Medical Device Types
1 – BD Veritor™
BD Veritor™ is a diagnostic test system designed to provide rapid and accurate results for infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The system utilizes lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay technology to detect specific antigens in patient samples, providing rapid and accurate results within 15 minutes.
The BD Veritor™ system is designed to be used in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and physician offices, as it offers a user-friendly interface that requires minimal training. The system is equipped with automated result interpretation, making it easy to read and interpret results, even for non-specialists.
PureWick™ is a medical device designed to help manage urinary incontinence in women. It is a non-invasive and comfortable alternative to traditional methods such as catheters or absorbent pads.
The device consists of a soft, flexible tube made of medical-grade silicone that is placed between the labia and secured to the outside of the body with a specially designed adhesive strip. The other end of the tube is attached to a low-pressure suction system that draws urine away from the body and into a collection canister.
PureWick™ is designed to be used while lying down, making it ideal for bedridden patients or those with limited mobility. It can also be used while sitting, but it may require additional support to prevent movement or leakage.
The device is intended for single use only and should be disposed of after each use. It is available in various sizes to accommodate different body shapes and sizes.
Medical Devices List
- BD Veritor™