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BD Diagnostics, SSB collaborate on microbiological diagnostics

Stedim Biotech, or SSB, and BD Diagnostics, a segment of Becton Dickinson, announced a collaboration to develop, manufacture and market various ready-to-use, prefilled media products for microbiological applications in pharmaceutical, biotech and research laboratories. As part of this strategic collaboration, BD will fill special SSB single-use products with BD culture media and supply these to SSB as prepackaged products. In addition, the companies are exploring options of extending their existing business relationship by pursuing further innovative solutions in the field of microbiological diagnostics.