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U.S. demand for infection prevention products to rise

December 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — A new report, "U.S. Infection Prevention Products & Services Market," predicts that that U.S. demand for infection prevention products and services is forecast to increase 5.1 percent annually to $21.4 billion in 2015, according to a press release.

Stepped-up efforts by medical providers to reduce the incidence and mortality of health care-associated infections (HAIs) will underlie growth, the article stated.

According to the article, hospitals and other health care establishments are adopting stricter standards involving patient and staff hygiene and protection, facility cleaning and disinfection, device and instrument sterilization and medical waste collection and disposal.

Disinfectants consumed by health care and life science facilities will register a demand of nearly $2 billion in 2015, up 4.9 percent annually from 2010, the release noted.

Demand for protective apparel and textiles — including surgical drapes and gowns, medical and laboratory gloves, face masks and staff apparel — will expand at a below average pace due to trends toward less invasive patient procedures and limited pricing flexibility, the release added.

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