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The World Market for Respiratory Equipment

Respiratory diseases are among the most common ailments across the world. Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the major causes of mortality rates among children and elderly. Currently, about 300 million people suffer from asthma—the number only expected to rise over next few years—and about 14.2 million people suffer from COPD. Given these numbers, it’s no wonder that the market for respiratory products is buoyant.

This report analyzes the worldwide market for respiratory disposables and reusables, including the following segments:

  • Inhalers
    • Metered Dose Inhalers
    • Dry Powder Inhalers
    • Spacers
  • Nebulizers
  • Airway Management Devices
    • Endotracheal Tubes
    • Tracheostomy Tubes
    • Nasopharyngeal Catheters
    • Nasal Cannulae
    • Emergency Airways
    • Airway Masks
    • Oxygen Masks
    • Pulmonary Resuscitators
    • Resuscitator Masks
  • Positive Airway Pressure Devices
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Devices
    • CPAP Mask Accessories
    • Bi-Level CPAP Devices
    • Bi-Level Device Accessories
  • Mechanical Ventilators
    • Critical Care Ventilators
    • Portable Ventilators
    • Disposable Ventilators
    • Reusable Ventilators
    • Anaesthesia Ventilator Circuits
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Humidifiers
    • Heated Humidifier Disposable Reservoirs
    • Heated Humidifier Reusable Reservoirs
    • Disposable Heat/Moister Exchangers (HMEs) in Portable Ventilators
    • Pass-Over Humidifiers
    • Disposable HMEs in Anesthesia Ventilators
  • Respiratory Measurement Divices
    • Pulse Oximetry Sensors
    • Capnographs
    • Spirometers
    • Peak Flow Meters

Within each segment, historical unit sales and dollar volume are provided for the period 2002 to 2004 and for 2005. Projections are provided to 2010. Competitive market share is also provided by leading competitor for the base year of 2004.

Market information includes both U.S. and international markets. The market data are computed in terms of constant U.S. dollars. The report also discusses the impact of competition and product innovation on market share and growth rates for various segments. The market analysis is based on both extensive secondary research (published material, company reports, etc.) and on primary interviews with leading industry executives.


  • Executive Summary
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Market Summary:Worldwide Market for Respiratory Disposables and Reusables by Type 2002-2010
    • MARKET TRENDS
      • Regulatory Changes
      • Increased Research and Development Efforts
      • Demographic Shifts
    • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVENESS: STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
      • Strategic Brief
      • Industry Structure
    • LEADING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
      • Early Hospital Discharge
      • Preferred Vendor Model
      • Consolidation
      • Reduced Reimbursements for Home Care
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • REASONS FOR CONDUCTING THE STUDY
  • Respiratory Disease Overview
    • BACKGROUND
    • LEADING RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS
      • Asthma
      • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)
      • Cystic Fibrosis
    • ANOTE ON EASE OF USE
  • Inhalers
    • BACKGROUND
    • INDICATIONS
    • DRUGS DELIVERED BY INHALERS
    • INHALER TYPES
    • PRODUCT ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
      • Metered Dose Inhalers
      • Dry Powder Inhalers–Turbahaler
      • Dry Powder Inhalers–Diskus DPI
      • Dry Powder Inhalers–Rotahaler
      • Dry Powder Inhalers–Diskhaler
    • SPACERS
    • PRICING
      • Metered Dose Inhaler
      • Dry Powder Inhalers
    • THE MARKET
      • Prescribers
      • End Users
      • Channels of Distribution
      • Sales in Units
      • Sales in Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Inhalers Unit Sales by Type (MDIs vs DPIs) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Inhalers and Accessories Dollar Volume by Type (MDIs, DPIs, and Spacers) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
      • Leading Competitors
  • Nebulizers
    • BACKGROUND
    • DRUGS DELIVERED BY NEBULIZERS
    • INDICATIONS
      • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
      • Cystic Fibrosis
      • Other Pulmonary Deficiencies
    • NEBULIZER TYPES
      • Jet/Pneumatic Nebulizer
      • Ultrasonic Nebulizers
    • ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
    • NEBULIZER ACCESSORIES
      • Compressors
      • Compressor Air Intake Filters
      • Outflow Filters
      • T-Pieces
      • Medication Cups
      • Aerosol Masks and Corrugated Plastic Hoses
      • Reservoirs
    • PRICING
      • Pricing
      • Medicare Reimbursement
    • THE MARKET
      • End Users
      • Worldwide and U.S. Sales
      • Leading Competitors
        • Table Worldwide Market for Nebulizers Unit Sales by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Nebulizers Dollar Volume by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
  • Airway and Mask Devices
    • BACKGROUND
    • INDICATIONS
    • AIRWAY DEVICE TYPES
      • Endotracheal Tubes
      • Tracheostomy Tubes
      • Nasopharyngeal Catheters
      • Nasal Cannulae
      • Emergency Airways
    • MASK DEVICES
      • Oxygen Masks
      • Anesthesia Masks
    • RESUSCITATORS
      • Pulmonary Resuscitators
    • PRODUCT ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
    • PRICING
      • Endotracheal Tubes
      • Tracheostomy Tubes
      • Nasopharyngeal Catheters
      • Nasal Cannulae
      • Emergency Airways
    • THE MARKET
      • Market Segments
      • Unit Sales
      • Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Airway and Mask Devices, Unit Sales by Type (Endotracheal Tubes, Tracheostomy Tubes, Nasopharyngeal Catheters, Nasal Cannulae, Emergency Airways) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Airway and Mask Devices, Dollar Volume by Type (Endotracheal Tubes, Tracheostomy Tubes, Nasopharyngeal Catheters, Nasal Cannulae, Emergency Airways) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Positive Airway Pressure Devices
    • BACKGROUND
    • INDICATIONS
    • PRODUCT TYPES
      • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices
      • Bi-Level Devices
    • ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
    • PRODUCT ACCESSORIES
      • Plastic Tubing
      • Gross-Particle Intake Filters
      • Small-Particulate Intake Filters
      • Headgear
      • Humidifiers
    • PRICING
      • CPAP and Bi-Level Machines
      • Accessories
    • THE MARKET
      • Users
      • Sales by Channel
      • Sales by Unit Volume
      • Sales by Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Positive Airway Pressure Devices Unit Sales by Type (CPAP Devices, CPAP Mask Accessories, Bi-Level CPAP Devices, Bi-Level Device Accessories) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Positive Airway Pressure Devices Dollar Volume by Type (CPAP Devices, CPAP Mask Accessories, Bi-Level CPAP Devices, Bi-Level Device Accessories) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
      • Leading Competitors
  • Mechanical Ventilators
    • BACKGROUND
    • INDICATIONS
    • MECHANICAL VENTILATOR TYPES
      • Portable Ventilators
      • Critical-Care Ventilators
      • Anesthesia Ventilators
      • Transport Ventilators
    • PRICING
      • Portable and Transport Ventilators
      • Critical-Care Ventilators
      • Anesthesia Ventilators
    • VENTILATOR ACCESSORIES
      • Heated Humidifiers and Humidifier Tubing
      • Heat/Moisture Exchangers
      • Filters
      • Water Traps
      • Positive-End Expiratory Pressure Valves
      • Nebulizer Supply Lines
      • Spirometers
      • Face Masks
    • THE MARKET
      • End Users and Channels
      • Sales by Unit Volume
      • Sales by Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Mechanical Ventilators Unit Sales by Type (Critical Care Ventilators, Portable Ventilators, DisposableVentilators, Reusable Ventilators, Anaesthesia Ventilator Circuits) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Mechanical Ventilators Dollar Volume by Type (Critical Care Ventilators, Portable Ventilators, Disposable Ventilators, Reusable Ventilators, Anaesthesia Ventilator Circuits) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Oxygen Therapy Systems
    • BACKGROUND
    • INDICATIONS
      • COPD Patients
      • Hypoxia, Dyspnea, and Fatigue Patients
    • SYSTEM TYPES
      • High-Pressure Cylinders
      • Oxygen Concentrators
      • Liquid Oxygen
    • OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR PRODUCT ACCESSORIES
      • Disposable Oxygen Tubing
      • Disposable Nasal Cannulae
      • Disposable and Reusable Filters
    • PRICING
    • THE MARKET
      • End Users
      • Sales by Distribution Channel
      • Sales by Unit Volume
      • Sales by Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Oxygen Concentrator Setups Unit Sales by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Oxygen Concentrator Setups Dollar Volume by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
      • Leading Competitors
  • Humidifiers
    • BACKGROUND
    • HUMIDIFIERS:TYPES
      • Heated Humidifiers
      • Heated-Wire Breathing Circuits
      • Heat/Moisture Exchangers
      • Pass-Over Humidifiers
    • HUMIDIFIER ACCESSORIES
      • Heated Humidifier Reservoirs
      • Corrugated Tubing for Inspiratory Limb
      • Pass-Over Humidifier Reservoirs
    • HUMIDIFIERS:PRODUCT ADVANTAGES AND
    • PRICE
      • Heated Humidifier Reservoirs and Accessories
      • HMEs
      • Pass-Over Humidifier Reservoirs
    • THE MARKET
      • Patients
      • Sales by Channel
      • Unit Sales
      • Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Humidifier EquipmentUnit Sales by Type (Heated Humidifier Disposable Reservoirs, Heated Humidifier Reusable Reservoirs, Disposable HMEs in Portable Ventilator, Pass-Over Humidifiers, Disposable HMEs in Anesthesia Ventilators) and byGeographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
        • Table Worldwide Market for Humidifier Equipment Dollar Volume by Type (Heated Humidifier Disposable Reservoirs, Heated Humidifier Reusable Reservoirs, Disposable HMEs in Portable Ventilator, Pass-Over Humidifiers, Disposable HMEs in Anesthesia Ventilators) and by Geographical Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Respiratory Measurement Devices
    • BACKGROUND
    • RESPIRATORY MEASUREMENT DEVICES:TYPES
      • Pulse Oximeters
      • Capnographs and Gas-Sampling Lines
      • Spirometers
      • Peak Flow Meters
    • Product Advantages and Disadvantages
    • DISPOSABLE ACCESSORIES
      • Pulse Oximetry
      • Capnography
      • Spirometry
      • Peak Flow Meters
    • PRICING
      • Pulse Oximetry
      • Capnography
      • Spirometry
      • Peak Flow Meters
    • THE MARKET
      • Unit Sales
      • Dollar Volume
        • Table Worldwide Market for Respiratory Measurement Devices Unit Sales by Type
        • Table Worldwide Market for Respiratory Measurement Devices Dollar Volume by Type (Pulse Oximetry Sensors, Capnographs, Spirometers, Peak Flow Meters) and by Geographic Region (U.S. vs ROW) 2002-2010
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
      • Pulse Oximetry Sensors
      • Spirometry
      • Peak Flowmeters
      • Capnography
  • Company Profiles
    • ALLIED HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS,INC.
      • Background
      • Product Profile
      • Sales and Marketing
      • International Business
    • AEROGEN,INC.
      • Background
      • Products/Technology
      • Sales and Marketing
    • FISHER &PAYKEL HEALTHCARE INC.
      • Background
      • Products
      • Sales and Marketing
    • HUDSON RCI
      • Background
      • Products
      • Customers and Markets
    • INVACARE CORPORATION
      • Background
      • Products
    • NELLCOR/PURITAN-BENNETT,INC.
      • Background
      • Product Portfolio
    • OMRON HEALTHCARE,INC.
      • Background
      • Products
    • ORIDION SYSTEMS LTD.
      • Background
      • Products and Technology
      • Sales and Marketing
    • PARI RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT,INC.
      • Background
      • Products
      • Sales and Marketing
    • RESMED
      • Background
      • Products
      • Sales and Marketing
    • RESPIRONICS,INC.
      • Background
      • Products
      • Sales and Marketing
    • SPIROMETRICS
      • Background
      • Products
    • VITAL SIGNS,INC.
      • Background
      • Products:
      • Sales and Marketing

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