Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug delivery, diagnostic testing and clinical solutions. It was founded in 1897 by Maximilian Becton and Fairleigh Dickinson when they invested $750 to start a medical device manufacturing business. The first product they developed was a syringe needle of their own design. From there, the company went on to create many other products such as vacuum tubes, hypodermic syringes and sterile needles which are now common pieces of medical equipment all over the world. Throughout its history BD has sought to improve healthcare around the globe with more accurate diagnostics, smarter research capabilities and faster pharmaceutical production. They provide researchers with vaccines and other molecular technologies; hospitals with innovative tools for surgery and patient care; lab technicians with improved clinical analytics systems; pharmacies with ready-to-use injectables; and providers everywhere with enhanced preventative care solutions through advanced digital health platforms. Today, BD’s headquarters remain in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey where it employs 60,000 people worldwide helping millions of people live healthier lives every day.
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