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The medical supplies industry consists of companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of basic medical products such as surgical knives, forceps, gloves, syringes, bandages and dressings, medical laboratory equipment, stethoscopes, dental drills, x-ray films, veterinarian instruments, and other related supplies. The medical supplies excludes manufacturing and distribution of high-tech medical equipment and retail sales of drugs. Several strategies are adopted by the vendors of this industry to optimize profits. The companies with equipment supplies such as interventional cardiology devices and dental devices require extensive capital expenditures and revenue generation for their existence in the market. Their products are high-tech and large amount is spend on research and development activities to maintain a steady rollout of new offerings. However, profitability of the companies that supply disposable items such as syringes and surgical gloves is dependent on procedure volume, particularly in hospitals and therefore, does not require substantial amounts of capital expenditures. Therefore, availability of technologically advanced as well as more effective products and rise in investment in healthcare sector is fueling the market growth.

Medical Supplies Market Drivers

Increasing volume of hospitals, surgical, and outpatient procedures, and upgradation and enforcement of infection prevention standards is expected to increase the adoption of medical supplies over the forecast period, thereby driving growth of medical supplies market. For instance, in 2012, Kuwait Ministry of Health and Public Works announced a grant of US$ 4.4 billion to replace and expand nine operating hospitals, which is expected to provide additional 5,400 beds, 150 operating rooms, and 500 outpatient clinics. This is expected to create a conducive environment for growth of the market.

Increasing number of patients who require long-term therapy or surgery, drug delivery, and related products is expected to increase the demand for medical supplies, in turn driving growth of the market. The usage of safety-enhanced devices for the minimally invasive delivery of parenteral medicines, IV solutions, and inhalation therapies will lead to the growth of the market. The rising prevalence of chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disorders, neurological disorders, and gynecological disorders will lead to an increase in the number of hospitalizations, thereby increasing the demand for medical supplies. For instance, according to the CDC foundation, in 2015, around 800,000 people in the U.S. died due to stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. By the ageing demographic, there is a huge drive to develop devices that can both help the treatment of age-related conditions and early diagnosis chronic diseases. According to United Nations Organization, there are an estimated 962 million people aged 60 or over in the world in 2017, comprising 13% of the global population and this population is continuously growing at a rate of about 3 per cent per year. Currently, Europe has the greatest percentage of population aged 60 or over (25%) in the same year.

Medical Supplies Market Restraints

This market is fragmented with various large to small scale players, thus competition is very high among players to compete with. Vendors continuously cutting prices on legacy products to retain the market share and support production volume and net profit. Majority of the disposable products that are not protected by patents are more likely to open to competition. Thus all these factors may restraint the overall market growth to some extent. To overcome these factors, competitors need to improve their products that are already present in the market through technologies and might boost R&D spending to overcome any technology shortcomings.

Medical Supplies Market - Regional Analysis

On the basis of region, global medical supplies market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. Demand for medical supplies in the Western Europe, U.S., Japan, and most other developed countries will increase at a slow pace, as their medical supplies are already well established and have adopted stringent infection prevention standards to meet the health care needs of people. By contrast, growth in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries and many other emerging economies expected to spur as health care sectors are modernized, expanding, and adapting to formal infection prevention protocols.

Medical Supplies Market – Competitive Landscape

Some of the key players operating in the medical supplies market include B. Braun Melsungen AG, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Cardinal Health, Inc., Halyard Health, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Baxter International Inc., and 3M Company among others. Key players are adopting inorganic growth strategies such as merger and acquisition to retain their position in the market. For instance, in 2017, Becton Dickinson completed the acquisition of C.R. Bard, Inc., both companies will lead a position to improve the treatment of disease for patients and the process of care for health care providers. Furthermore, in April 2018, B. Braun Melsungen AG started five new and enhanced production plants and other administrative buildings in Penang to manufacture medical devices for infusion therapy and surgical instruments for the treatment of patients in Malaysia and across the world.

Medical Supplies Market – Taxonomy

By Product Type

  • Diagnostic Supplies
  • Dialysis Consumables
  • Inhalation Products
  • Wound Care Consumables
  • Radiology Consumables
  • Infection Control Supplies
  • Infusion Products
  • Intubation & Ventilation Supplies
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Hypodermic Products
  • Sterilization Consumables
  • Other Medical Supplies

By Application

  • Urology
  • Wound Care
  • Radiology
  • Anesthesia
  • Sterilization
  • Cardiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Other Applications

 By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Other End Users

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Data Triangulation Methodology | Coherent Market Insights

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

Market Analysis | Coherent Market Insights

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users