BD® Conventional Needles and Syringes

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BD® Conventional Needles and Syringes

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Supporting the U.S. healthcare system

FDA safety communication does not impact BD syringes

The FDA safety notice regarding plastic syringes manufactured in China does not apply to any BD syringes. BD is the only major* manufacturer of hypodermic syringes supporting the U.S. market that manufactures primarily in the U.S. BD stands ready to increase production to help supply impacted providers.

Consistent quality.
Reliable performance.

Deliver with confidence

To deliver high quality patient care, you need solutions you can rely on for each patient, in each procedure. For over 125 years, BD has built its legacy on performance and trust through the delivery of high-quality products, service and support. BD Conventional Needles and Syringes are designed and manufactured to deliver this kind of consistent quality and reliable performance. The result of our commitment is a portfolio of hypodermic solutions more widely used by healthcare professionals globally than any other company.

Helping you deliver high quality care—for each patient, in each procedure—with confidence.

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Supporting the U.S. healthcare system

Strategically positioned manufacturing to support your needs

With manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the country, BD is optimally positioned to support our U.S. healthcare partners—providing the quality, performance and reliable supply to support patient care needs.

Type of syringe tips

Versatile applications. Consistent quality.

BD Luer-Lok™ tip

Our BD Luer-Lok™ tip is generally used for injections requiring a secure connection of the syringe to another device.

Tip sizes: 1 mL, 3 mL, 5 mL, 10 mL, 20 mL, 30 mL, 50 mL

Luer slip tip

Our luer slip tip provides a friction-fit connection that requires clinicians to push and twist the syringe tip into the needle hub.

Tip sizes: 1 mL, 3 mL, 5 mL, 10 mL, 20 mL, 30 mL, 50 mL

Eccentric luer slip tip

The eccentric luer slip tip is generally used for venipunctures and aspirational fluids, allowing close proximity to the skin.

Tip sizes: 20 mL, 50 mL

Catheter tip

The catheter tip is used for flushing catheters, gastostomy tubes and other devices.

Tip sizes: 50 mL

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Frequently Asked Questions

The FDA safety notice does not apply to any BD Syringes. Essentially all hypodermic syringes BD provides to the U.S. health care system are manufactured in the U.S. in Nebraska and Connecticut.

Essentially all plastic syringes BD provides to the U.S. health care system are manufactured in the United States in Nebraska and Connecticut. BD does not manufacture or source syringes from China.

BD has placed all syringes and syringe/needle combination products on manual allocation. BD will allocate distributors based on historical utilization to help prevent stockpiling.

The FDA safety notice is regarding plastic syringes manufactured in China. At this time, glass syringes, pre-filled syringes, or syringes used for oral or topical purposes are not included.

If customers have questions on a specific clinical application, they should call BD Medical Information at 1-800-555-7422.

Unfortunately, this is another example of a market disruption due to quality and performance issues. Ensuring the safety and quality of our products is the top priority for BD.

BD has increased production at our Connecticut and Nebraska plants and remains committed to supporting the U.S. health care system to help supply those providers who currently purchase syringes impacted by the FDA communication. BD is in process of ramping up capacity to meet potential demand. We are making every effort to understand the immediate and long-term needs of the U.S. market and we are urging our customers and distributors to place orders as soon as possible.

Pump manufacturers are responsible for determining whether syringes are compatible through a rigorous validation process. BD syringes are validated for use on most infusion pumps, including BD Alaris™ Infusion Pumps.**  Users should check with syringe pump manufacturer or syringe pump manual for compatibility of syringe with specific syringe infusion pumps.

  • As partners in healthcare, BD remains focused on providing the best products and solutions to meet your needs. We have done extensive analysis to confirm our product portfolio closely aligns with established best practices and clinical standards. We are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience, making it easier for you to do business with us.
  •  Making strategic decisions about the BD portfolio may increase predictability of supply and demand, as well as the speed in which BD can deliver products to you. 
  • BD will continue to invest in new, innovative technologies that best meet your most critical needs.
  • Studies have suggested that product standardization at hospitals can result in significant cost reduction, greater efficiency and increased patient-centered outcomes.

BD offers the needle lengths clinicians use most, and those that align with industry guidelines.

The needle lengths clinicians rely on, and those needed most, will remain available, including: 0.375”, 0.5”, 0.625”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”.

The optimized BD hypodermic portfolio includes needle sizes that meet a variety of clinical applications, including: 16 G, 18 G, 21 G, 23 G, 25 G, 27 G and 30 G needles.

Streamlined needle lengths and gauges, which may help with:3,4

  • Standardization
  • Streamlined ordering processes
  • Improved operations
  • Reduced storage costs

BD® Conventional Needles and Syringes

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    BD® Conventional Syringes

    The BD Syringe is the worlds No. 1 selling syringe. 

     

     

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    BD® Syringe and Needle Combinations

     

    BD® Syringe and Needle combinations are a convenient way to administer a variety of medications. These combinations come in single sterile packaging.

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    BD PrecisionGlide™ Needles

    BD PrecisionGlide™ Needle technology incorporates a thin wall, tri-bevel tip and a proprietary lubricant which is designed to provide ease of penetration

     

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    BD® Pharmacy Convenience Paks

    BD® Syringe Convenience Trays are user-friendly, may help improve workflow and enhance productivity

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    BD® Allergy Syringes

    BD® Allergy Syringes are designed to deliver small doses of medication.

     

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    BD® Tuberculin Syringes

     

     

    The BD® Tuberculin Syringe is a sterile, single-use device featuring bold and clear scale markings

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    BD® Oral and Enteral Syringes

    BD® Oral and Enteral Syringes help deliver nourishment and oral medications with accuracy.

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    BD® Tip Caps

    BD Luer-Lok™ Sterile Syringe Tip caps minimizes touch-contamination risk and protects the content of the syringe during transportation.

    BD Luer-Lok™ Sterile Syringe Tip caps minimizes touch-contamination risk and protects the content of the syringe during transportation.

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Resources

References

 
  1. Rosser M. Advancing health system integration through supply chain improvement. Healthc Q. 2006;9(1):62-66.
  2. McKesson. Leveraging Product Standardization for Health System Efficiency. February 20, 2018. https://mms.mckesson.com/Blog/Leveraging-Product-Standardization-for-Health-System-Efficiency/. Accessed July 27, 2021.

*Based on syringe market data Q4 2023
**Check with syringe pump manufacturer or syringe pump manual for compatibility of syringe with specific syringe infusion pumps

 

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