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2012-11-06 08:27:52

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the appointment of William A. Kozy as Chief Operating Officer, effective today. Mr. Kozy adds this title to his current title of Executive Vice President. He will continue to report to Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. "Bill's new title reflects his leadership role and the additional...

2012-11-01 07:31:42

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the completion of the sale of its BD Biosciences - Discovery Labware unit, excluding its Advanced Bioprocessing platform, to Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. On April 9, 2012, BD announced that it had signed an agreement to sell these assets to Corning. The Company expects to record a...

2012-10-29 07:21:49

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it has received the WindMade(TM) label, a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewable energy sources. BD received the WindMade(TM) label for the Company's global operations, and certifies that 35% of BD's total electricity consumption is from wind power. The label, which is backed by the UN Global...

Could Our Sun Eventually Devour Earth?
2012-10-26 14:50:20

NASA Science [ Watch The Video ] An international team of astronomers has caught a star in the act of devouring one of its planets. BD+48 740, a red giant they observed using the 9.2-meter Hobby-Eberly Telescope at the McDonald Observatory in Texas, appears to have the fumes of a scorched planet in its atmosphere. This is consistent with a rocky world, recently destroyed. Could the same thing happen to Earth? Yes indeed, says Alex Wolszczan, a member of the research team from Penn...

2012-10-15 07:29:01

BALTIMORE and CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), and Lab21, a global leader in personalized healthcare diagnostics, announced today that they will collaborate to develop oncology assays for the BD MAX(TM) fully automated, bench-top molecular system. Under the terms of the collaboration, Lab21 will develop polymerase chain reaction-based assays on the BD...

2012-10-11 15:24:14

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today that the BD Vystra(TM) Disposable Pen will be showcased at the 2012 Parenteral Drug Association Meeting in Las Vegas. This new self-injection pen has been designed for use with a wide range of therapies that require frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing. BD Vystra(TM) Disposable Pen has been optimized for ease of use, comfort and...

2012-10-10 07:27:49

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that David V. Elkins, 44, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has informed the Company of his plans to pursue an entrepreneurial opportunity at Round Rock Research, LLC, a technology licensing company, serving as its CFO. He will leave BD in November following the Company's release of full fiscal year 2012 results on...

2012-10-03 02:27:38

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nasopharyngeal wash, aspirate and swab in transport media specimens on the BD Veritor(TM) System for Rapid Detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This new product is cleared for use in clinical settings....

2012-10-02 10:28:44

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX) announced today that it will conduct a live webcast of its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2012 earnings conference call on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. (ET). BD will issue a press release detailing the quarter's earnings earlier that morning. The webcast of the conference call, along with related slides, will be accessible through BD's website at...

2012-10-01 02:31:03

SPARKS, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today that Paul Bourbeau, Ph.D. has joined the Company as Director, North American Scientific Affairs, BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems. Dr. Bourbeau brings experience from an impressive career in academics and clinical laboratory practice, most recently serving as Director of Microbiology, Geisinger Medical Laboratories, Danville, PA. In his new role, Dr. Bourbeau will...