BD: Advancing the World of Health

view of the plant operationsEven if you haven’t heard of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), chances are you’ve been touched—literally—by a BD device. About 90% of inpatients in the U.S. alone use at least one BD product during their hospital stay. Blood collection is a huge part of that—next time you’re having blood drawn, take a look at the tube. It’s probably a BD Vacutainer®.

The BD Sparks, Maryland campus serves as the worldwide headquarters for its Diagnostic Solutions business unit, with nearly 2,000 associates across six buildings (including one in Hunt Valley) working in all areas from research and development to manufacturing, and from sales and marketing to global distribution.

The BD Purpose, Advancing the world of health™, is more than a tagline, it’s a guiding star.

This purpose drives BD business as well as the way the company approaches environmental, social and governance priorities – they are interconnected and interdependent.

The company’s deep commitment to improving individual and public health at a global scale, including right here at home in Baltimore, is integral to our success.

BD diagnostics business has played a key role in the business community of Baltimore and Maryland for more than 60 years, and part of that involvement is our ongoing commitment to Leadership Baltimore County.

delivery drivers in safety vestsBD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its more than 70,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

LBC’s one-year immersion in the features and needs of Baltimore County is a great fit for BD. As a global company, our associates benefit from a firm grounding in the community to help them make it a better place for all to thrive. Our passion drives a strong commitment to promoting human health, improving the communities we serve and funding educational and research initiatives. In Baltimore County, with support and knowledge from LBC, our associates are proud of impact we have in promoting a healthy community, building a STEM-literate workforce, and supporting associates’ own engagement in issues important to them and where they live and work.

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