Juncos – Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), Manuel Laboy Rivera, and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company that operates as BD Caribe LTD in Puerto Rico, announced on Wednesday, the expansion of its operations in Juncos through a shared investment of approximately 23 million dollars.
“The bioscience sector continues its growth on the island. BD has been a part of Puerto Rico since 1957, and will expand its operations and infrastructure to increase its production capacity. The project includes an investment by BD of nearly $ 16,000,000 for equipment, construction, worker retention and job creation. As part of our work to support projects that have a positive return on investment, the DDEC will provide $ 7,015,000 in incentives, ”explained Laboy Rivera in written communication.
BD is one of the largest medical technology companies in the world.
It has advances in the Health sector, specifically in medical discovery, diagnosis and care delivery.
The company supports heroes on the front lines of healthcare by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and the clinical process for healthcare providers.
Today, several products are manufactured by BD in Juncos, including those designed for sample collection such as: BD Microtainer® Tubes, BD Vacutainer® Blood Transfer Device, and BD Vacutainer® Luer-Lok ™ Access Device.
“BD is proud of our long history in Puerto Rico. Our association with the community here and the work our associates do is critical to our ability to help our customers around the world, ”said Robert Fauvie, vice president of Operations for BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions, a division supported by the new product line. starters.
The secretary of the DDEC, concluded “Puerto Rico continues to demonstrate its resilience and that it is the ideal destination for expansion or the establishment of new companies. We are sure that, despite the challenges we face, in the coming years the island will continue to position itself as a world leader in the bioscience industry, among other sectors. The commitment of the administration of Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced is to provide the necessary tools to strengthen the economic development of Puerto Rico, and the DDEC will continue to work as a team with the private sector to achieve that goal. “