A little bird whispered in my ear that BDX has a strong intrest in a small biotech co. called Aradigm (ARDM). Seems ARDM has developed some good pulmonary drug delivary devices. BDX would love to have a product like this!
Caution; I have no idea if this info is 100% accurate, but I would keep an eye on ARDM.
BDX has not only acquired companies recently that have good sales, but also have acquired companies that have patents and good R&D to use with existing products, such as the recent acquistion of the bar code business. In addition, BDX has infact done much business with Smithkline in the past and again who knows?
I have no information except to say that current BDX is not the same as old BDX and past history with this company means nothing today. Keep an open mind when BDX is involved.