US disposable medical supplies demand to reach $71 billion in 2009.US demand for disposable medical supplies will increase 5.6 percent annually to $71 billion in 2009. Based on an expanding number of treated patients, the strongest gains are anticipated for blood glucose blood glucose Diabetology The principal sugar produced by the body from food–especially carbohydrates, but also from proteins and fats; glucose is the body's major source of energy, is transported to cells via the circulation and used by cells in the presence test strips, dialysate dialysate /di·al·y·sate/ (di-al´i-sat) the fluid and solutes in a dialysis process that flow through the dialyzer, do not pass through the membrane, and are discarded along with removed toxic substances after leaving the dialyzer. delivery devices, prefilled inhalers, prefilled syringes and wound healing wound healing Physiology The repair of a wound Steps Inflammation, repair and closure, remodeling, final healing; repair of incisions may be either simple–'clean' wounds with little loss of tissue heal by 'primary intention', or 'dirty' wounds heal by growth factors. Heightened concerns about nosocomial nosocomial /noso·co·mi·al/ (nos?o-ko´me-il) pertaining to or originating in a hospital.
1. Of or relating to a hospital.
2. and related infections throughout the medical community will increase demand for disposable IV, drug delivery, respiratory therapy respiratory therapy
Medical profession concerned with assisting the respiratory function of individuals who have severe lung disorders. Practices include suctioning to clear secretions from the airway, use of aerosol mists (sometimes medicated) or gases to ease breathing, , surgical and wound management products. The upgrading of infection prevention safeguards in hospitals and other health care facilities will boost growth opportunities for several groups of protective disposables and consumables. These and other trends are presented in Disposable Medical Supplies, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm.
Home health care will form the fastest expanding market for disposable medical supplies as consumers broaden self-treatment and preventive medicine preventive medicine, branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of good health practices. Until recently preventive medicine was largely the domain of the U.S. activities, and medical providers increase the range of services available to home patients. Nonetheless, hospitals will remain the largest and most diverse market based on the complexity and product-intensive nature of inpatient procedures and strong need for infection prevention safeguards.
IV, catheterization catheterization
Threading of a flexible tube (catheter) through a channel in the body to inject drugs or a contrast medium, measure and record flow and pressures, inspect structures, take samples, diagnose disorders, or clear blockages. and related products will remain the largest and fastest growing disposable medical supply product group, with demand increasing 6.5 percent annually to $37 billion in 2009. Gains will reflect an expanding base of chronic care patients requiring surgery or continuous therapy that employs high value-added products.
Prefilled staplers; bioengineered tissue bioengineered tissue Implantation surgery Any tissue created by the techniques of cell biology–eg biochemistry and tissue culture, and materials science, which replaces failed or failing tissue. See Biomaterial. adhesives and sealants; collagen, foam and alginate alginate /al·gi·nate/ (al´ji-nat) a salt of alginic acid; water-soluble alginates are useful as materials for dental impressions. dressings; and growth factor healing agents will see the fastest growth among disposable wound management supplies based on performance and infection prevention benefits in surgery and the treatment of injuries. Class IV surgical drapes and gowns will generate the best sales gains among nonwoven non·wo·ven
Made by a process not involving weaving. Used of textiles.
Material or a fabric made by a process not involving weaving. medical disposables as surgical infection prevention safeguards are upgraded by hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Infection prevention advantages will boost demand for several other types of disposable medical supplies, including examination and surgical gloves; personal, surface and instrument disinfectants; and infectious waste disposal products.
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US DISPOSABLE MEDICAL SUPPLIES DEMAND (million dollars) Item 1999 2004 2009 Disposable Medical Supplies 38820 54100 71100 IV, Catheterization & Related 17700 27000 37050 Wound Management Supplies 4870 6130 7570 Nonwoven Medical Disposables 4680 5820 7030 Other 11570 15150 19450 % Annual Growth Item 04/99 09/04 Disposable Medical Supplies 6.9 5.6 IV, Catheterization & Related 8.8 6.5 Wound Management Supplies 4.7 4.3 Nonwoven Medical Disposables 4.5 3.8 Other 5.5 5.1 [C] 2005 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.