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Difco Laboratories Inc.

Division of Becton Dickinson & Co.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Becton Dickinson & Co.
  • Senior Management
  • William B Burnett, Pres.
    David M Burnett Jr., VP, Manufacturing
  • Contact Info
  • Difco Laboratories Inc.
    Phone: (734) 462-8500
    920 Henry St.
    P.O. Box 331058 Detroit, MI 48201