Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
An aging population and continued investment into manufacturing and research and developement will help the industry maintain its pace of growth seen in recent years. Baby boomers are reaching the age where more medical procedures are increasing, thus providing a revenue input from institutions that need to sterilize medical instruments. Healthcare reform will also boost revenue in the future, but profit margins are threatened as the industry loses some pricing power over healthcare providers.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Instrument sterilization manufacturers offer a wide variety of sterilizing devices to cater to a variety of different industrial, commercial and medical industries.
Autoclaves are sterilization instruments that sanitize medical equipment and supplies by applying high pressure, high temperature saturated steam. The high temperature of the steam, typically between 121 and 134 degrees Celsius, deactivates all bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores that could be present on equipment or other objects. In 2012, autoclaves will account for roughly 30.2% of industry revenue, making it the industry's largest product segment. Autoclaves offer the quickest means of sterilization and have remained largely popular among many medical practices... purchase to read more