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BD Completes Acquisition of HandyLab, Inc.
Date:11/20/2009

testing programs expand, they will require flexible, state-of-the-art automation systems to support their evolving needs. The flexibility of this novel platform will allow further expansion of the BD molecular diagnostic menu.

BD paid $275 million for HandyLab. The financial impact of the acquisition on fiscal year 2010 earnings has been incorporated into the guidance BD provided during its earnings call on November 4, 2009.

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements (as defined under Federal securities laws) regarding the acquisition of HandyLab, Inc., the potential benefits of the acquisition, and events or developments that BD expects to occur or anticipates occurring in the future. All such statements are based upon current expectations of BD and involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from anticipated results described, implied or projected in any forward-looking statement. With respect to forward-looking statements contained herein, facto
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