With the acquisition of Velano Vascular and its needle-free technology for high-quality blood draws, the company aims to transform patient experience, according to BD’s worldwide president of medication delivery solutions Rick Byrd.
“Needle sticks can be one of the most traumatic aspects of a hospital stay,” Byrd told MassDevice in an interview. “For the patient, obviously, but they’re also anxiety-ridden for the phlebotomist and the nurse who has to perform the needlesticks. … The acquisition of Velano Vascular adds an innovative, needle-free blood draw technology to our portfolio that will reduce the pain and discomfort of multiple needle sticks.
“We believe it will create a whole new standard of care for blood collection.”
The acquisition — for which terms were not dis…