BD (Becton, Dickinson and company) has completed the sale of its Ophthalmic Systems unit to RoundTable Healthcare Partners and also sold its surgical blades product platform to one of the RoundTable's portfolio companies, Aspen Surgical Products.
BD had earlier signed agreements to sell certain assets of its Medical segment, including the Ophthalmic Systems unit as well as the surgical blades, critical care and extended dwell catheter product platforms of the Medical Surgical Systems unit.
BD expects to complete the sale of the critical care and extended dwell catheter product platforms to Roundtable Healthcare Partners during its fourth fiscal quarter by September 30, 2010.
Headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD is a global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.