US demand for infection prevention products and services is forecast to rise 4.9 percent annually through 2015. Safety-enhanced medical devices and medical waste disposal supplies will be the fastest growing products, while protective apparel and textiles remain the largest segment. The services sector will be led by medical waste disposal and contract sterilization.
This study analyzes the $16.7 billion US infection prevention industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type (e.g., protective apparel and textiles, safety-enhanced devices, sterilization supplies, disinfectants, medical waste disposal products, infection prevention equipment, medical waste disposal services, contract sterilization services) and market (e.g., hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians’ offices, dental offices, nursing homes, life science).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including Becton Dickinson, Cardinal Health and STERIS.