BD Expertise

Our everyday commitment is to be your partner!

BD Diabetes Care is always and constantly improving pen needles. We make them more comfortable and easy to use.  This is our concrete mission to produce excellence, innovation and a global vocation to help people live healthy lives.

The following will take you through the BD journey assessing our:

  • Quality
  • Compatibility

Manufacturing Quality

At BD we know that innovations can be viable if and only if the highest level of quality is maintained at each step of production...

BD produces billions of pen needles and syringes each year.  All production sites strictly follow local and international regulations related to medical devices

All BD  pen needles are manufactured in Europe

  • Worldwide production site (Ireland)
  • Sate-of-the-art manufacturing facilities
  • Green plant: ISO 14001 Environment Management System

Over half a million BD pen needles are provided to patients in the UK each day!

Quality of Production

Regulatory Compliance

BD adheres to the highest quality management standards (ISO 13485:2003). All our operations meet the stringent requirements of main international markets: Europe, the United States and Japan.

In Europe, BD Micro-Fine Ultra™ pen needles are CE marked as Class IIa Medical devices accorsing to the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.

The pen needles comply with the international standard EN ISO 11608-2.


Sterilisation according to the relevant European standards regarding sterilisation by irradiation.

Quality Control Beyond Compliance!

Each BD pen needle bears more than 100 controls during production to ensure optimal quality product.

Guaranteed Compatibility

The compatibility of the BD Micro-Fine Ultra™ pen needles with the pen injectors use for the treatment of diabetes is regularly tested by the Laboratoire National d'Esais, internally tested or certified by pen injector manufacturers.

Tests are made according to the protocol of EN ISO 1168-2.

Our pen needles are compatible with all pens for diabetes treatment for peace of mind.

Please note, not all products, services or features of products and services may be available in your local area. Please check with your local BD representative.

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