BD Introduces Plastic Blood Culture Bottles

The bottles from BD Diagnostics are designed to help increase laboratory convenience while meeting quality standards.

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced that it obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BD BACTECTM Plus Aerobic/F blood culture bottles in plastic, previously only available in glass. Obtaining 510(k) clearance allows for increased convenience for customers without compromising the performance and quality of the system.

"BD is pleased to offer our customers the convenience of plastic, while continuing to deliver outstanding performance and rapid time-to-detection that drive better sepsis and healthcare-associated infection diagnostics," said Tom Polen, President, BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems. "FDA clearance of the BD BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F blood culture plastic bottles represents BD's commitment to meeting customer needs without compromising clinical performance."

BD BACTEC Plus Aerobic/F blood culture plastic bottles provide customers with leading organism recovery through antibiotic neutralization and clear gram stain readability. The bottles run on currently available BD BACTECTM systems, offering customers proven laboratory efficiency with optimized workflow and data management. The BD BACTECTM Blood Culture System is a fully-automated microbiology growth and detection system designed to detect microbial growth from blood specimens. Top-notch performance is preserved along with rapid time-to-detection, enabling better diagnostics and patient care.
 

Source: BD Diagnostics, via Targeted News Service

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