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Becton Dickinson on track to produce 1 bln syringes in…

Aug 6 – Medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co said on Thursday it would be able to produce 1 billion syringes in the next 12-18 months.

The company has received a total order of 470 million syringes and needles, including U.S. order for 190 million units, till date, Chief Executive Officer Thomas Polen said during a post earnings call.

Last month, the European Union warned its member states of the risk of shortages of syringes, wipes and protective gear needed for potential mass vaccinations against COVID-19 and urged them to consider joint procurement.

(Reporting By Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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