US demand for infection prevention products and services will increase 4.8 percent annually through 2013. The best growth opportunities are anticipated in safety-enhanced devices that reduce the risk of health care acquired infections. Medical waste disposal and sterilization supplies, as well as high level disinfectants, will also do well.
This study analyzes the $18.6 billion US infection prevention industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., protective apparel and textiles, safety-enhanced devices, disinfectants, sterilization supplies and equipment, medical waste disposal supplies), service (medical waste disposal, contract sterilization) and market.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 22 industry players, including 3M, CareFusion and Becton Dickinson.