Safety Needles

In needle-based safety devices, the safety mechanism is built into the needle. The needle can be manually attached to a conventional syringe or a commercially prepared prefilled syringe.

BD offers either active or passive needle-based safety systems to meet clinician preferences.

Active system. Safety mechanism is activated by the clinician after the injection. BD Eclipse™ and BD SafetyGlide™ syringes use active systems.

Passive system. Needle is automatically shielded after the injection. BD AutoShield™ Duo Pen Needle uses a passive safety mechanism.


BD Eclipse

BD Eclipse™ Needle

Pivoting-shield needle with single finger stroke activation - no hard surface required.1

The BD PrecisionGlide™ Needle is bevel oriented to the safety cover to facilitate low-angle injections.

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BD SafetyGlide

BD SafetyGlide™ Shielding Hypodermic Needle

BD Activation-Assist™ technology allows for fast and easy,
single-handed needle shielding.

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BD AutoShield Duo Safety Pen Needle

BD AutoShield™ Duo Pen Needle

Dual shields automatically eliminate needle exposure after use for the highest level of protection. Dual colored shields provide visual and tactile feedback of safety.

This 5mm needle eliminates “pinch” technique, a common source of needlestick injury.2 

Fits ALL insulin pens available in the U.S.. The BD AutoShield™ Duo Pen Needle is intended for use with pen injector devices for the injection of drugs.3

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1. Data on file at BD

2. A Frid et al. New injection recommendations for patients with diabetes. Diabetes & Metabolism 36 (2010) S3-S18.

3.  As of August, 2011


MSS0111     07/2012