Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Whether for delivering anesthesia or nutrients, the Intravenous (IV) Solution Manufacturing industry provides hospitals with an array of IV solutions. Since the industry relies mainly on downstream demand from hospitals, the number of people with health insurance plays a critical role in determining demand for IV solutions. Forthcoming changes to the nation's healthcare system under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 are anticipated to increase the number of insured Americans over the next five years. In turn, hospital demand is projected to rise and help support demand for IV solutions.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Crystalloid solutions are essentially water with electrolytes (could be hypertonic, isotonic, or hypotonic) that form a solution commonly used when fluids, salts and sugars are lost during surgery or as volume expanders. Crystalloids are the most common form of IV used by hospital and other healthcare providers. In 2014, this segment generates an estimated 52.0% of industry revenue. IBISWorld estimates that demand for this segment has remained constant over the past five years since the purchase of crystalloids is typically a fixed cost for downstream consumers.
Colloid solutions are IV fluids that contain solutes in the form of large proteins or other similarly sized molecules... purchase to read more