New innovations and an increasing need for medical treatment will strengthen revenue
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Over the five years to 2013, revenue for the Venous Access Device Manufacturing industry has been trending higher, bolstered by rising physician visits and increasing government and private spending on health. The rising number of physician visits can be attributed to favorable US demographics; the older the US population gets, the more likely they need to use industry products. According to Healthcare Global, a source for the healthcare industry, roughly 90.0% of hospitalized patients in the United States receive vascular access treatment, in which venous access devices are used. Moreover, total health expenditures, which includes both private and government expenditures, is expected to trend upward over the five-year period, further lifting industry revenue. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at an annualized rate of 4.2% to $3.8 billion over the five years to 2013, bolstered by an estimated 3.7% rise in 2013.
Consolidation has been a growing trend for the Venous Access Device Manufacturing industry as large operators leverage their purchasing power and negotiate favorable prices with upstream suppliers. Additionally, like other industries in the healthcare sector, merger and acquisition activity is prominent due to the importance of acquiring intellectual property rights. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Brandon Ruiz, “Industry operators that have an abundance of intellectual property rights for popular devices can monopolize the market and charge premiums, which result in higher profit margins.”
Over the five years to 2018, the Venous Access Device Manufacturing industry is expected to benefit from recent changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Infections acquired during hospitalization no longer receive reimbursement, which has encouraged healthcare providers to adopt the use of antimicrobial devices, especially when performing venous access procedures. The higher prices associated with antimicrobial devices are expected to drive industry revenue during the next few years. “Power injectable PICCs and tip-location devices designed to assist with catheter placement are also expected to support revenue growth,” says Ruiz.
While the Venous Access Device Manufacturing industry has a small number of large operators, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have traditionally dominated the market. This market share is increasing as these large firms acquire smaller companies for their lucrative product design patents. As the industry consolidates, price competition within the industry is expected to decrease and profit margins will likely grow.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
The Venous Access Device Manufacturing industry manufactures venous access devices, such as peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), central venous catheters (CVCs), dialysis catheters, implantable ports and catheter securement devices. Medical professionals use these devices to access a patient's bloodstream through the veins and deliver a variety of treatments including hydration, nutritional infusion, antibiotics, chemotherapy and dialysis.
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