Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Whether for delivering anesthesia or nutrients, the Intravenous (IV) Solution Manufacturing industry provides hospitals with an array of IV solutions. Because 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 during 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 Locations Chapter
Intravenous solution production facilities are located in most states, reflecting the industry's fragmented nature. The geographic spread of the industry also indicates the high cost of freight relative to product value, a factor that serves to encourage the establishment of a number of production units close to major markets, with freight savings offsetting the forgone economies of scale. The cost of transporting prepared intravenous solution has been an important variable in explaining the existence of a relatively large number of small and medium size manufacturers that operate on a state or regional basis.
The industry has a mild degree of geographic concentration, with the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions accounting for over 30.0% of facilities in 2012... purchase to read more