PICC and midline use grows


Intravenous products: News-Medical.com report “Antimicrobial, Safety Devices and PICCs to Drive Market Growth. According to a new global report series by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading authority in medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. market for vascular access devices and accessories was valued at just over $3 billion in 2009 and is estimated to reach over $4.6 billion by 2016. The peripherally-inserted-central-catheters (PICCs) and midlines market is expected to see double-digit growth while the dialysis catheter market is expected to grow steadily due to the introduction of antimicrobial technology. The report also states that the antimicrobial central venous catheter (CVC) market was more than double the value of the conventional CVC market in 2009. In addition, growth of the antimicrobial CVC market is exceeding that of the conventional market.”

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