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BD Supports the FDA's Proposal to Reclassify Rapid Influenza Tests
Date:8/26/2013

platform two years ago with the launch of the BD Veritor™ System Flu A+B test. BD recognized the need for an improved test early and developed and launched the first CLIA-waived flu test referenced to PCR that provides objective results on an easy-to-read digital display.  Negative test results do not preclude influenza viral infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other management decisions. 

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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 nearly 30,000 associates in more than 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.

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Jamie Yacco 
Public Relations 
(201) 847-4796 
Jamie_Yacco@bd.com

 


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