US demand for disposable medical supplies will rise 4.6 percent annually through 2013. The best opportunities are expected in intermittent urinary catheters; dry powder inhalers, prefillable syringes and transdermal patches; blood glucose test strips; polymer and biological wound closures; and daily contact lenses.
This study analyzes the $47 billion US disposable medical supplies industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by raw material, product (e.g., catheterization, drug delivery and related devices; wound management supplies; nonwoven medical disposables) and market (e.g., hospitals, home health care, outpatient facilities, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, dental offices).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 26 industry players, including Johnson & Johnson, Covidien and 3M.