Market Research Logo

Infection Prevention Products & Services


Attention: There is an updated edition available for this report.

Infection Prevention Products & Services

US demand to rise 4.7% annually through 2018
US demand for infection prevention products and services will expand 4.7 percent annually to $24.2 billion in 2018. Gains will reflect the increasing adoption and enforcement of safeguards aimed at reducing the incidence of health careassociated infections (HAIs) in medical settings. The upgrading of quality control and quality assurance standards in life science research establishments, and pharmaceutical and medical device production facilities will also contribute to growth.

Protective apparel & textiles to remain largest product group
Based on revenues, protective apparel and textiles will remain the largest group of infection prevention supplies through 2018 and beyond. Expanded efforts by hospital and outpatient facilities to reduce the threat of air- and blood-borne pathogens in surgical and other patient procedures will promote the increasing use of high value-added, barrier enhanced gloves, drapes, gowns, face masks, and other apparel and textiles. Safetyenhanced medical devices will command the fastest growth in demand among infection prevention supplies as health care facilities pursue improved safety in blood collection, IV and urinary catheterization, injectable drug delivery, and invasive surgical procedures. This product group serves two critical areas of infection prevention: the reduction of HAIs and the protection of staff and patients from accidental needlesticks.

The upgrading of quality control and quality assurance standards for the reprocessing of surgical and medical instruments as well as for production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices will underlie a large, expanding US market for sterilization supplies. Based on uses in medical supply and device production and storage, sterile containers will lead demand. Nonwoven wrap and biological and chemical indicators will also continue to record sizable sales volumes due to performance advantages over alternative products. The battle against HAIs, coupled with upward trends in the volume of patient procedures and life science activities, will expand the US market for disinfectants. These consumables will benefit from the stricter enforcement of standards for staff and patient protection, and for facility and instrument cleaning.

Medical waste management to be dominant service
Convenience, cost efficiency, and regulatory compliance advantages will drive gains in the US market for infection prevention services through 2018. Medical waste management services will pace demand as government agencies continue to restrict onsite incineration and force hospitals and large outpatient facilities to use outside firms for medical waste collection and disposal. In addition, the market for contract medical waste disposal services will benefit from state and local government regulations mandating the special handling of infectious waste.

The infection prevention service segment, consisting of contract sterilization services, serves a more limited customer base and registers a much lower revenue volume. Nonetheless, this segment is projected to grow favorably. To avoid the extensive capital investment required to set up and operate in-house sterilization systems, a greater number of pharmaceutical medical device producers will rely on outside contractors for this function.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Factors
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Patterns
      • Table RESIDENT POPULATION BY AGE GROUP
    • Health Care Trends
      • Health Insurance Coverage
        • Table HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE US POPULATION
      • Medical Conditions
        • Table ACUTE CONDITIONS
        • Table CHRONIC CONDITIONS
      • National Health Expenditures
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY TYPE
        • Table NATIONAL HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY FUNDING SOURCE
      • Medical Providers
        • Table MEDICAL PROVIDERS
      • Patient Activity
        • Table PATIENT ACTIVITY
    • Life Science Markets
      • Table LIFE SCIENCE MARKET INDICATORS
      • Life Science Research & Development Expenditures
      • Pharmaceutical Shipments
      • Medical Supply & Device Shipments
  • INFECTION PREVENTION OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Health Care-Associated Infections
      • Table HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAIs) BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAIs) BY TYPE, 2013
      • Urinary Tract Infections
      • Surgical Site Infections
      • Respiratory Infections
      • Blood Infections
      • Skin Infections
      • Other Health Care-Associated Infections
      • Cost of Health Care-Associated Infections
    • Regulatory Considerations
    • Historical Demand Patterns
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND, 2003-2013
    • US Trade in Infection Prevention Products
      • Table US TRADE IN INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS
    • International Markets
      • Table WORLD INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND
  • PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • General
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Applications
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-2 INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • Infection Prevention Supplies
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION SUPPLIES DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
      • Table CHART IV-3 INFECTION PREVENTION SUPPLIES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Protective Apparel & Textiles
        • Table PROTECTIVE APPAREL & TEXTILE DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table MEDICAL & LABORATORY GLOVE DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table EXAMINATION GLOVE DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table SURGICAL GLOVE DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table LABORATORY GLOVE DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table SURGICAL DRAPE DEMAND BY MATERIAL & APPLICATION
        • Table SURGICAL GOWN DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table PATIENT GOWN DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table SURGICAL & STAFF FACE MASK DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER PROTECTIVE APPAREL & TEXTILE DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
      • Safety Enhanced Medical Devices
        • Table SAFETY ENHANCED MEDICAL DEVICE DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table SAFETY ENHANCED CATHETER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table SAFETY ENHANCED SYRINGE DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table SAFETY ENHANCED BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE DEMAND
        • Table OTHER SAFETY ENHANCED MEDICAL DEVICE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Sterilization Supplies
        • Table STERILIZATION SUPPLIES DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table STERILE CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table STERILIZATION WRAP DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table STERILIZATION INDICATOR DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Disinfectants
        • Table DISINFECTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table SURFACE DISINFECTANT DEMAND BY TYPE & CLASSIFICATION
        • Table SURGICAL DISINFECTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table INSTRUMENT DISINFECTANT DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table HAND SANITIZER DEMAND BY TYPE & FORMULATION
      • Infectious Waste Disposal Supplies
        • Table INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL SUPPLIES DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
        • Table INFECTIOUS WASTE CONTAINER DEMAND
        • Table INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL ACCESSORIES DEMAND
    • Infection Prevention Equipment
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT GROUP
      • Sterilization Equipment
        • Table STERILIZATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Washing/Disinfecting Equipment
        • Table WASHING/DISINFECTING EQUIPMENT DEMAND
      • Other Infection Prevention Equipment
        • Table OTHER INFECTION PREVENTION EQUIPMENT BY TYPE
    • Infection Prevention Services
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION SERVICE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Infectious Waste Disposal Services
        • Table INFECTIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES DEMAND
      • Contract Sterilization Services
        • Table CONTRACT STERILIZATION SERVICES DEMAND
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT & SERVICE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Health Care Markets
      • Table HEALTH CARE MARKETS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Hospitals
        • Table HOSPITAL MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Outpatient Facilities
        • Table OUTPATIENT MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Physicians' Offices
        • Table PHYSICIANS' OFFICE MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Dental Offices
        • Table DENTAL OFFICE MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Nursing Homes
        • Table NURSING HOME MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Other Health Care Markets
        • Table OTHER HEALTH CARE MARKETS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    • Life Science Market
      • Infection Prevention Demand by Type
        • Table LIFE SCIENCE MARKET FOR INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      • Infection Prevention Demand by Facility
        • Table LIFE SCIENCE MARKET DEMAND BY FACILITY: INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US INFECTION PREVENTION SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Licensing & Related Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Company Profiles
      • Ahlstrom Corporation
      • Ansell Limited
      • Bard (CR) Incorporated
      • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
      • Cantel Medical Corporation
      • Cardinal Health Incorporated
      • CareFusion Corporation
      • Clorox Company
      • Coloplast A/S
      • Contec Incorporated
      • Covidien plc
      • Danaher Corporation
      • Ecolab Incorporated
      • Getinge AB
      • GOJO Industries Incorporated
      • Hollister Incorporated
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      • Medline Industries Incorporated
      • Mölnlycke Health Care AB
      • Purdue Pharma LP
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Semperit AG Holding
      • Smiths Group plc
      • STERIS Corporation
      • Terumo Corporation
      • 3M Company
      • Unilife Corporation
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report