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UPDATE: BD Acquires CRISI Medical Systems

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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the acquisition of CRISI Medical Systems, a San Diego-based medical technology company dedicated to improving the safety and delivery of IV injectable medications. The acquisition furthers BD's position in helping address preventable medication errors and improve care delivery efficiencies.

BD and CRISI entered into an exclusive partnership in June 2013 to jointly develop the BD Intelliport™ Medication Management System, a first-of-its-kind medication management solution for manual IV bolus injections. The Intelliport system is the first and only solution to provide real-time drug identification, dose measurement and allergy detection at the point of injection while wirelessly sending captured information directly into the patient's electronic medical record (EMR) following medication administration. The Intelliport system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2014 and is expected to be commercially available in spring 2015.

"We are very excited about the CRISI acquisition. It gives BD access to the injection safety market with a differentiated platform that we believe, when

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