1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
www.bd.com
Public
NYSE:BDX
 Synopsis: Business Condition
Year Founded 1897
Employment 29,000
Sector Healthcare
Industry Medical Instruments & Supplies
Becton, Dickinson and Company
     Last modified on: 3/24/14

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices, instrument systems and reagents used by healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. BD's operations consist of three business segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. The company's BD Medical segment produces medical devices, which are used in healthcare settings. This segment’s product line includes needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; syringes, pen needles, and other drugs used in the treatment of diabetes; prefillable drug delivery devices; surgical blades/scalpels and regional anesthesia needles and trays; critical care monitoring devices; ophthalmic surgical instruments; and sharps disposal containers. Its BD Diagnostics segment provides products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens, as well as instrument systems and reagents to detect infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and cancers. Its product line consists of integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection products and systems; automated blood culturing systems; molecular testing systems for sexually transmitted diseases and HAIs; microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems; liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening; rapid diagnostic assays; and plated media. Its BD Biosciences segment produces research and clinical tools that facilitate the study of cells and its components. Its product line comprises fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers; monoclonal antibodies and kits for performing cell analysis; reagent systems for life sciences research; cell imaging systems; laboratory products for tissue culture and fluid handling; diagnostic assays; and cell culture media supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Becton serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and the general public.