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Becton Dickinson

Becton Dickinson
Company nameBecton, Dickinson and Company
Company typePublic
IndustryHealth Care Equipment
FoundedEast Rutherford, New Jersey (, 1897)
Founder(s)Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh S. Dickinson
HeadquartersBD Headquarters
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleEdward Ludwig (Chairman and CEO)
Vincent Forlenza (President)
David Elkins (EVP and CFO)
Scott Bruder (SVP, CSO, and CTO)
Revenue(+)US$7.37B (FY 2010)
Operating income(+)US$1.68B (FY 2010)
Net income(+)US$1.32B (FY 2010)
Total assets(+)US$9.65B (FY 2010)
Total equity(+)US$5.43B (FY 2010)
Employees28,803 (30 September 2010)
DivisionsBD Medical; BD Diagnostics; BD Biosciences

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Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) (NYSE - BDX), is an American medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD does business in nearly 50 countries and has 28,803 employees worldwide. In fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, 60% of BD sales were generated from non-U.S. markets.

The company's customers include healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD was one of the first companies to sell U.S.-made glass syringes. It was also a pioneer in the production of hypodermic needles. Today, BD is divided into three segments: BD Medical, BD Diagnostics and BD Biosciences. BD was ranked 347 and 312, respectively, in the 2009 and 2010 Fortune 500 list.

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