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Infectio Diagnostic Inc.

Division of Becton Dickinson & Co.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Drug Discovery Tools
      • Genomics-Proteomics
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Molecular Diagnostics & Genetic Testing
  • Research, Analytical Equipment & Supplies
    • PCR & Amplification Tools
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Infectious & Viral Diseases
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • Canada
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Becton Dickinson & Co.
  • Senior Management
  • Pierre Coulombe, PhD, Pres. & CEO
    Jacques Milette, VP, Sales & Mktg.
    Christian Begin, VP, Fin. & Admin.
    Jean-Pierre Gayral, PhD, VP, Prod. Dev.
  • Contact Info
  • Infectio Diagnostic Inc.
    Phone: (418) 681-4343
    2050, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
    4th Fl.
    Sainte-Foy, G1V 2K8