CLEVELAND (Sept. 10)—Demand for disposable medical products in the U.S. will grow to about $79 billion in 2007 from $60.3 billion in 2002, according to a new study from the Freedonia Group Inc. The Cleveland-based industrial market research company's "Disposable Medical Supplies" projected the strongest growth will be in stents, inhalers and syringes along with cellular analysis, nucleic acid and blood glucose diagnostics. IV, catherization and related products will provide the best growth opportunities, the report said, with demand increasing 7.2 percent annually through 2007. The gains will reflect expanding high value-added products, including pre-filled inhalers, pre-filled syringes, drug-eluting stents, and atherectomy and embolectomy catheters, according to the study.
Disposable goods sales to rise
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