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BD Worldwide Business Segments



Click to learn more about each of the following BD business segments:

  • BD Medical
  • BD Diagnostics
  • BD Biosciences





  • BD Medical

    BD Medical is among the world's leading suppliers of medical devices and a leading innovator in injection- and infusion-based drug delivery since 1906, when the Company built the first-ever facility in the U.S. to manufacture needles and syringes. The BD Medical segment is focused on providing innovative solutions to reduce the spread of infection, enhance diabetes treatment and advance drug delivery.

          Products/Services
    • Needles and syringes
    • Intravenous catheters
    • Safety-engineered and auto-disable devices
    • Prefillable drug delivery systems
    • Prefilled IV flush syringes
    • Insulin syringes and pen needles
    • Regional anesthesia needles and trays
    • Self-injection systems
    • Sharps disposal containers
    • Closed-system drug transfer devices
          Customers Served
    • Hospitals and clinics
    • Physicians’ office practices
    • Consumers and retail pharmacies
    • Governmental and nonprofit public health agencies
    • Pharmaceutical companies
    • Healthcare workers


    BD Diagnostics

    BD Diagnostics is a leading provider of products for the safe collection and transport of diagnostics specimens, as well as instruments and reagent systems to accurately detect a broad range of infectious diseases, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and cancers. The BD Diagnostics segment focuses on improving health outcomes for patients by providing laboratories with solutions that improve quality, enhance laboratory system productivity and inform medical decisions.

          Products/Services
    • Integrated systems for specimen collection
    • Safety-engineered blood collection products and systems
    • Automated blood culturing systems
    • Molecular testing systems for infectious diseases and women's health
    • Microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems
    • Liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening
    • Rapid diagnostic assays
    • Plated media
    • Microbiology laboratory automation
          Customers Served
    • Hospitals, laboratories and clinics
    • Reference laboratories
    • Blood banks
    • Healthcare workers
    • Public health agencies
    • Physicians’ office practices
    • Industrial and food microbiology laboratories


    BD Biosciences

    BD Biosciences is a world leader in bringing innovative diagnostic and research tools to life science researchers, clinical researchers, laboratory professionals and clinicians who are involved in basic research, drug discovery and development, biopharmaceutical production and disease management. The BD Biosciences segment is focused on continually advancing the science and applications associated with cellular analysis.

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          Products/Services
    • Fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers
    • Monoclonal antibodies and kits for cell analysis
    • Reagent systems for life science research
    • Cell imaging systems
    • Cell culture media and supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing
          Customers Served
    • Research and clinical laboratories
    • Academic and government institutions
    • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
    • Hospitals and reference laboratories
    • Blood banks


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