Global sales of sterilization capital equipment and filtration consumables were $3.3 billion in 2010 and $3.8 billion in 2011. This market is expected to grow to nearly $5.3 billion by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7%.
Capital equipment sales within the global radiation sterilization market were $347.3 million in 2011 and a CAGR of 6.9% is anticipated between 2011 and 2016, when sales are projected to reach $484.5 million by 2016.
A majority of sales are expected in gamma radiation equipment and consumables. It was worth $345.8 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $482.7 million by 2016, a CAGR of 6.9% between 2011 and 2016.
Sterilization ensures safe products for human consumption and industrial processes. The delivery of sterile products has created the need for effective, rapid and economical technologies that ensure safety throughout the production process.
This report explores and analyzes the key processes of filter, heat, chemical and radiation sterilization. Industry trends are analyzed, and global sales projections for 2011 to 2016 for the medical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage equipment and consumables are provided.
The goal of this study is to describe and discuss changes in the global sterilization industry. This report is designed to achieve the following objectives:
The report is designed to appeal to many different readers, including venture capitalists interested in exploring commercialization opportunities, marketing and management individuals within the industry and readers who wish to understand how market pressures and technology interact in the industry.
This report organizes information from diverse sources into cohesive units that include overview, industry structure and technology sections, as well as regional sections that include the Americas (Canada, U.S., Mexico, Latin America and South America); EMRA; and Asia (Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, India and other Asian countries).
The overview examines sterilization in general, the types of technology and regulatory influences. The industry structure section discusses the most active suppliers, with regard to relative market share, marketing strengths and forces that promote or hamper growth of technologies. The technology sections detail historical, current and projected (2011 through 2016) market values for filter, heat, chemical, radiation and emerging sterilization technologies.
The data for this report was gathered from primary and secondary sources. Sources include information obtained from industry analysts such as Goldman Sachs; trade journals; industry associations such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO); company reports and press releases; product literature; and government documents. Where precise information was not available, a consensus was made using reasonable assumptions and estimates based on historical data.
The market values are for capital equipment sales only unless specified as a consumables market.
Peggy S. Lehr is the BCC Research analyst of this report. Ms. Lehr holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a MS in Communication from the University of Denver. Ms. Lehr has worked within the publishing industry for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and she specializes in marketing reports on the medical industry.
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