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World demand to rise 5.2% annually through 2017
World demand for infection prevention products is forecast to increase 5.2 percent annually to $109 billion in 2017.
The upgrading and enforcement of patient and staff safety standards in health care facilities, coupled with an expanding volume of hospital, surgical and outpatient procedures, will promote overall gains. The United States, China, India, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Brazil, and the United Kingdom will comprise the 10 largest geographical markets, combining to absorb nearly twothirds of global demand in 2017. Average annual growth in these markets will range from 3.9 percent in Japan to 6.8 percent in India through 2017.
Demand for infection prevention products in the United States, Western Europe, Japan and virtually all other developed countries will expand at a below average pace through 2017 and beyond as their medical delivery systems are well established, meet the health care needs of most residents, and have already adopted stringent patient and medical staff safety standards. By contrast, growth in China, India, Brazil, and many other emerging economies will exceed the world average as health care sectors are expanded, modernized, and adapted to formal infection prevention protocols.
Examination, surgical gloves among best prospects
Among infection prevention products, above average growth opportunities are projected for nitrile examination gloves, synthetic surgical gloves, cardiovascular surgical drapes, nonwoven and other surgical gowns, safety enhanced catheters and hypodermic syringes, waterless hand sanitizers, high-level surface disinfectants, ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) and peracetic acid instrument disinfectants, biological sterilization indicators, infectious waste containers and accessories.
These items will enhance world demand based on quality, performance, safety, and/or convenience advantages over alternative offerings, or because of faster expanding health care and life science applications.
Nitrile examination and synthetic surgical gloves will fare well in global markets as they pose a lower risk of causing allergies to staff than latex gloves. Cardiovascular surgical drapes will see above average growth in demand based on an expanding prevalence of heart conditions requiring surgical intervention. The world market for surgical gowns will benefit from upward trends in the volume of surgical procedures and increasing physicians’ preferences for higher quality infection resistant types. Performance advantages over standard devices in the prevention of catheter-linked infections and accidental needlesticks will create above average growth opportunities for safety enhanced catheters and syringes.
Enhanced destructive actions against pathogens will boost demand for highlevel surface disinfectants in worldwide health care establishments. Performance, compatibility, and ease-of-use advantages over glutaraldehyde will impact favorably on growth opportunities for OPA disinfectants in instrument reprocessing.
Applications in the reprocessing of endoscopes and dialyzers will drive up global demand for peracetic acid disinfectants.
Convenience benefits and adaptability to usage anywhere will promote the substitution of waterless hand sanitizers for formulations that require rinsing with water. Improved quality assurance results will broaden the use of biological indicators in sterilization processes.
This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Infection Prevention, is priced at $6100. It presents historical (2002, 2007, 2012) demand data as well as forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product, regional market, and for 15 major countries. The study also examines world economic and health care environments and reviews product development, manufacturing, and regulatory trends in the world infection prevention industry.
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