BD intros 6-mm pen needle for injection pens

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BD intros 6-mm pen needle for injection pens

By David Salazar - 09/21/2017

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — BD is bringing a new option for patients using pen injection devices. The BD Ultra-Fine micro pen needle 6 mm x 32 gauge is set for distribution in September, bringing a new needle length option to patients with diabetes who inject insulin.

The BD Ultra-Fine line also includes the 4 mm x 32 gauge, 5 mm x 31 gauge, 8 mm x 31 gauge and 12.7 mm x 29 gauge needles. The company said that the new needles were compatible with leading pen injection devices. With shorter needles in their pen injectors, patients with diabetes are less likely to accidentally inject their daily dose of insulin into a muscle, BD said.

“We added the BD Ultra-Fine micro pen needles to ensure BD has a comprehensive portfolio that provide options to patients and reinforces BD's commitment to providing the best solutions possible for people with specific preferences while managing their diabetes and striving for the best clinical outcomes," BD worldwide president of diabetes care and digital health Nabil Shabshab said. "This new needle will help ensure that people with diabetes who prefer a 6mm pen needle will be able to experience the quality and performance of BD Ultra-Fine pen needles.”