Thursday, 29 September 2016
BD reveals next-gen diagnostic device for quick flu detection
Becton Dickinson ($BDX) is rolling out a next-generation diagnostic device that can quickly detect certain diseases including the flu. The company’s move comes as flu season begins and taps into a large market.
BD is touting its wireless BD Veritor Plus System as easier to use and more efficient than current diagnostics. The device can identify influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and group A strep within minutes while a patient is still on site, the company said in a statement, offering an advantage over other tools which take longer to process results.