[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Becton, Dickinson and Company's 116-year history in the medical device industry (1897)


(worldkings.org) Becton, Dickinson and Company, also known as BD, is an American multinational medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. BD also provides consulting and analytics services in certain geographies.

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of healthTM by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. 

The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of healthcare by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for healthcare providers.



The company’s milestones: 

1897: BD was founded 

1898: BD acquired its first patent for an all-glass syringe.

1906: BD opened the first syringe and needle factory in the United States.

1924: BD launched the first insulin injection device.

1940: BD launched the first sterilization technology for devices.

1942: BD launched the first penicillin injection kit.



1951: The formation of BD Canada, Ltd. marks the beginning of BD international expansion.

1952: BD launched the first sterile disposable medical device.

1962: BD launched the first mass production of syringes and needles.

1971: BD launched the Baby Bird® ventilator, the first infant ventilator.

1980: BD launched the first automated system for mycobacteria testing.

1991: BD launched the first auto-disable immunization device. BD opened a central distribution center in Temsee, Belgium to ship medical products across Europe, the middle east, and Africa.



2004: BD introduced the first power-injectable PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter).

2007: BD participates in PEPFAR, the U.S. government's global effort to combat HIV and the largest global health program devoted to a single disease.

2015: BD became the first to integrate IV pumps with electronic health records.

2020: BD launched the first Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test with extended genotyping to detect more types of HPV, the dominant cause of cervical cancer.



2021: BD launched the first smartphone-interpreted rapid at-home COVID-19 test.

2023: BD launches the World's First Spectral Cell Sorter with High-Speed Cell Imaging

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