Becton, Dickinson and Company is an American medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs nearly 30,000 people in more than 50 countries throughout the world. In fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, 60% of BD sales were generated from non-U.S. markets.The company's customers include healthcare institutions, science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. BD was one of the first companies to sell U.S.-made glass syringes. It was also a pioneer in the production of hypodermic needles. Today, BD is divided into three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. BD was ranked 347 and 312, respectively, in the 2009 and 2010 Fortune 500 list.The firm in October 2014 agreed to acquire CareFusion for a price of $12.2 billion in cash and stock. Wikipedia.
Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-01-29
A label and labeling system for identifying the volume of a specimen within a specimen collection container are disclosed. The system includes providing a specimen collection container having an open top end, a closed bottom end, and a sidewall extending therebetween forming an interior adapted for receiving a specimen therein. The specimen collection container also includes a label having a label body disposed over at least a portion of the sidewall, in visual alignment with a colored background. At least one of the sidewall of the specimen collection container and the label body have printing disposed thereon having a color that is substantially identical to the colored background against which the specimen collection container will be viewed. At least one of the sidewall of the specimen collection container and the label body may have colorless indicia having a surface enhancement feature for providing visual distinction.
Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-09-24
A medical device cap that protectively surrounds a medical device component for disinfection purposes and includes an identification element that can record and transmit pertinent information of the medical device cap and the medical device component is disclosed. The medical device cap enables documentation of instances when the cap is used and promotes stronger compliance with the use of medical device caps for applications involving disinfection of a medical device component such as an IV access port or a luer tip. Use of the medical device cap results in better compliance and monitoring of the use of such caps and leads to reduced incidence of CRBSI infections related to medical device component contamination. In one embodiment, the medical device cap enables automated real-time electronic documentation of when the cap is applied, while also documenting duration of application and tracking of device for inventory management.
Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-01-19
A simple method and device enabling a unit dose from a reservoir is provided. The dose is drawn into the reservoir and is then expelled from the device by depressing a plunger. The plunger has features which divide the dose into discrete intervals. As the plunger is moved during delivery, the features on the plunger and the features connected to a barrel interact to provide for intermittent stops to the delivery. Other aspects of the device provide for reduced dead space, safety and selective interconnection with other devices. Thus, the device divides the dose.
Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-10-26
Provided herein are improved cell sorter systems and methods. Such systems and methods provide a self-stabilizing sorter jet to automate calibration, and address the issue of drift in cell sorting systems. The systems and methods presented make it possible to determine and set the charge delay interval automatically with circuitry in the cell sorter. These circuits can set, monitor, and adjust the time delay continuously, allowing for a completely automatic, autonomous, turn-key, self-stabilizing sorter jet.
Becton Dickinson | Date: 2015-10-19
An automated system for identifying in a biological sample microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility (AST). The system provided an automated platform for preparing, from a single biological sample, inoculates for both ID and AST. The system loads a plate for ID testing as samples are being prepared for AST testing. The system tracks the sample and the inoculates from the samples to link the test results to the sample and the patients from whom the sample was obtained.