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Global Sterilization Equipment and Supplies Industry
Date:12/12/2011

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Sterilization Equipment and Supplies in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 142 companies including many key and niche players such as 3M Company, Advanced Sterilization Products, Cantel Medical Corp, Minntech Corporation, Getinge AB, L3 Pulse Sciences, SteriGenics International, Inc., STERIS Corporation, TSO3, and Tuttnauer Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Product Definition 4

Steam Sterilizers (Autoclaves) 4

EtO Sterilization (EtO) 4

Gas Plasma Sterilization 4

Gamma Radiation 4

Other Methods 4

Electron-beam (E-beam) Sterilization 4

2. GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK 5

Infection Control Assumes Heightened Prominence 5

Sterilization: A Critical Component of the Medical Industry 5

Optimization is the New Buzzword 5

Sterilization Techniques - The Evolution Continues 6

Potential Growth Segments 6

Gamma Sterilization Scores Over Conventional Techniques 7

Electron-beam Emerges as Versatile Sterilization Method 7

Market Scenario: A Review 8

Recession Impact in Retrospect 8

Increased Reprocessing of Medical Devices Heartens the Market 9

Developed Nations in a Mature Phase 9

Demand Trends of Products and Equipment 9

Contract Sterilization Gaining Steam 10

Growing Health Concern Spurs Demand 10

Consolidation - The Vertical Integration Way 10

Evolving Techniques Emerging Growth Leaders 10

Low-Temperature Sterilization 11

Development of Prion Deactivation Technology 12

3. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 13

Industry Snapshots 13

Industry Structure 13

Differences & Similarities of Sterilization Technologies in

Major Markets 14

United States 14

Europe 15

Factors Influencing the Market 15

Challenges Facing the Sterilization Industry 15

Regulatory Pressures 15

Factors at Play in the Medical Sterilization Industry 16

Competitive Factors 16

4. AN OVERVIEW OF STERILIZATION MARKET 17

Sterilization Process - Playing a Crucial Role in Healthcare

Sector 17

Sterilization Parameters 17

Utility of Sterilization in Various Sectors 17

Medical Products 18

Non-Medical Products 18

Sterilization Method - Suitability & Selection 18

Sterilization Procedures for Sterile Medical Devices 19

Concept of Bioburden 19

Sterilization Methods Used for Different Generic Product

Categories 20

Sterilization & Infection Control 20

Role of Sterilization Process in Infection Control 20

Prevention & Control of Hospital-Acquired Infections 21

Competition in the Infection Control Marketplace 22

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 23

Traditional Methods 23

Types of Sterilization Systems/Methods 23

Steam Sterilizers (Autoclaves) 24

Factors Governing Use of Steam Sterilization Method 24

Variants of Steam Sterilizers 25

Gravity Sterilizers 25

Vacuum Sterilizers 25

Steam Flush Pressure-Pulse Sterilizer 25

Flash Sterilization 25

Factors Governing Use of Flash Sterilization Method 25

Tabletop Sterilizers 25

Dry Heat Sterilizers 26

Factors Governing Use of Dry Heat Sterilization Method 27

Rapid Dry Heat Sterilization 27

Chemical Sterilizers 27

Gaseous Chemical Sterilization 27

EtO Sterilization (EtO) 27

Properties of EtO 28

EtO Sterilization Process 28

EtO Sterilizer - Prerequisites 28

Factors Governing Use of EtO Sterilization Method 29

EtO as a Sterilizing Agent - Current Scenario 29

History of EtO Sterilization 30

Advantages 30

Drawbacks 31

Scout is on for EtO Alternatives 32

EtO - Effective in Rooting Out Anthrax 32

Peracetic Acid Vapor 33

Properties of Peracetic Acid 33

Factors Governing Use of Peracetic Acid Sterilization Method 34

Hydrogen Peroxide 34

Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) 34

Factors Governing Use of VHP Sterilization Method 34

Chlorine and Bromine 35

Benefits: 35

Factors Governing Use of Chlorine Sterilization Method 35

Thermal Washer-Decontaminator 35

Glass Beads Sterilizers 35

Liquid Chemical Sterilization 36

Formaldehyde 36

Factors Governing Use of Formaldehyde Sterilization Method 36

Glutaraldehyde 36

Factors Governing Use of Glutaraldehyde Sterilization Method 37

Heated Chemical Vapor Sterilization 37

Gas Sterilizers 37

Gas Plasma Sterilization 37

Factors Governing Use of Gas Plasma Sterilization Method 38

Limitations 38

Ozone Gas-Based Medical Sterilization System 38

Radiation Sterilizers 38

Factors Governing Use of Radiation Sterilization Method 39

History of Radiation Sterilization 39

Types of Radiation Sterilization 39

Electromagnetic Radiations 39

Particle Radiations 40

Hydrogels 40

X-Ray Sterilization 40

Commercial Radiation Sterilization Methods 40

Gamma Sterilization 40

Gamma Radiation Process 41

Factors Governing Use of Gamma Sterilization Method 41

History of Gamma Sterilization 41

Advantages & Limitations 41

Gamma Radiation in Medical Product Sterilization - Current

Scenario 42

Burgeoning Use for Consumer Products 42

Comparative Study of Gamma Radiation and EtO Sterilization

Technologies 43

Electron-beam (E-beam) Sterilization 43

Prerequisites for E-Beam Sterilization Process 44

Factors Governing Use of E-beam Sterilization Method 44

E-Beam Sterilization - Current Scenario 44

Limitations 44

Advantages 45

Gamma and E-beam Sterilization - Sharing Similarities 45

Benefits of Using Gamma and E-beam Methods: 45

Factors Hindering Use: 45

Relation Between Radiation Sterilization & Product

Compatibility 45

Filtration 46

Factors Governing Use of Filtration Method 46

Aseptic Assembly Sterilizers 46

Sterilization Accessories 46

Washer/Sterilizing Units 46

Steam Generators 47

Sterilization Oven 47

Steam-in-Place (SIP) Sterilizing System 47

Test and Validation Sterilizers 47

Monitoring of Sterilization Process 48

6. REVIEW OF SELECT STERILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES 49

Bright Light or PureBright Systems 49

SteriPulse-XL 49

Synergetic Processes - Psoralens and UVA (PUVA) 49

Microwave and Bactericide 49

Low-Temperature Steam and Formaldehyde 50

Microwaves 50

X-Ray Sterilization 50

Factors Governing Use of X-Ray Sterilization Method 50

Low Temperature Plasma (LTP) Sterilization 50

Analysis of Low-Temperature Sterilization Sector 51

Sterrad Sterilization Systems 51

Disadvantages 51

Plazlyte Sterilization Systems 52

Other Sterilization and Disinfection Methods 52

Review of Select Sterilization Methods 52

Disinfection Methods 53

7. PACKAGING MATERIAL - AN INTEGRAL PART OF STERILIZATION PROCESS 54

Sterilization Opportunities in Medical Packaging Market 54

Selecting Appropriate Sterilization Method 54

Role of Sterilization in Medical Device Packaging 54

Packaging Requirements for EtO and Gas Plasma Sterilization 55

Developments in Medical Device Packaging 56

Packaging Types 56

Sterilization Wraps 56

Sterilization Containers 56

Uses 57

Drawbacks 57

Composite Trays 57

Plastic Peel Pouches 57

Plastic Bags 57

Pre-Sterilization Plastic Bags 57

Post-Sterilization Plastic Bags 58

Rigid Containers 58

8. END-USE APPLICATION OVERVIEW 59

Major Applications 59

Sterilization in Industrial Sector 59

Sterilization in Hospital Sector 59

Sterilization in Dentistry Sector 59

Industrial Sterilization - A Brief Overview 60

Industrial Sterilization - Comparison of Primary Sterilization

Methods 60

EtO - Changing Face 61

Trends in E-beam Market 61

Technologies of the Future 61

9. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS/INTRODUCTIONS 62

Midbrook Medical Launches MediCount ATP Testing Solution 62

Wornick Foods to Commercialize Microwave Sterilization Technology 63

Prestige Medical Launches Optima Autoclave 63

Steriflow Introduces Shaka Heat Sterilization Solution 64

NPL Launches CaviMeter™ for Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems 64

Astell Unveils New Range of Autoclaves 65

Astell Designs Autoclaves for Beatson Institute 65

IKS International Rolls Out New Bench-top Autoclaves Line 66

MSI Surgical Solutions Expands Ethylene Oxide Capabilities 66

SciCan Debuts BRAVO™ Vacuum Chamber Autoclave 66

Researchers Develop Novel Sterilizing Methods for Packaged Food 67

Advanced Sterilization Products Expands STERRAD® Sterilization

Systems' Capability 68

Advanced Electron Beams Launches Bottle Sterilization Kit 68

STERIS Introduces Amsco® V-ProTM 1 Plus Sterilization System 68

STERIS Unveils Amsco Evolution Steam Sterilizer 69

SciCan Debuts BRAVO™ Vacuum Chamber Autoclave 69

LTE Scientific to Introduce Touchclave-R Autoclaves 70

Priorclave Launches the Inexpensive OPAL Lab Autoclaves 71

Germgard Unveils Room-Temperature Surgical Instrument

Sterilization System 71

Borealis Re-Launches Bormed LE6609-PH with BFS Grade 72

Sanyo Rolls Out Sterisonic™ GxP, MCO-19AIC (UVH) Cell Culture

Incubator Sterilization Method 73

Medizone Starts Trials to Demonstrate AsepticSure™ Hospital

Sterilization System 74

Hoval Develops Steam Sterilization System for Cliniserve 75

Germgard Launches Surgical Instrument Sterilizer 75

ASP Introduces STERRAD® Sterility Guide 76

Thermoplastic elastomer Launches Phthalate-Free Versaflex CL

E95 TPE 76

Advanced Sterilization Products Launches a Novel Endoscope

Cleaner and Reprocessor 77

Hitachi Introduces Mu-Chip RFID IC Chips 77

Crosstex Launches Sure-Check® Sterilization Pouches 78

Getinge Introduces HS66 Turbo+ Sterilizer 78

BI to Install Third Steam Sterilization Facility 78

Impala Platinum Develops Stainless Steel Leach Autoclave 79

LyondellBasell Introduces New Lupotech-A Autoclave Technology 79

Awarepoint Launches New RFID T2S Asset Tag 80

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 81

Cantel Medical Takes Over ConFirm Monitoring Systems, Inc 81

Synergy Health Acquires BeamOne 81

MedClean Technologies Inks Deal with Sunbelt 82

Gamma Healthcare and Danner Medical Waste Inks Deal with

MedClean Technologies 82

PRIMUS Obtains FDA Approval for PSS8 Trinity Steam Sterilizer 82

INFINITT Acquires 67% Stake in RENOSEM 83

TSO3 Concludes Common Shares Offering 83

WM Healthcare Solutions Acquires MedServe Assets 83

STERIS and the US Food & Drug Administration Ink Agreement 84

SciCan and MICRO-MEGA and SycoTec Merge 84

Mesa Laboratories Takes Over SGM Biotech 85

Quatro Composites™ Acquires Additional Assets 85

Ecolab and Belimed Ink Strategic Cooperation Agreement 85

Kimberly-Clark Receives FDA Clearance for KIMGUARD ONESTEP®

Sterilization Wraps 86

STERIS Obtains 510(k) Approval for STERIS SYSTEM 1E® Liquid

Chemical Sterilant Processing System 86

TSO3 Obtains CE Mark Approval for New Sterilizing System 86

Advanced Sterilization Products Receives Approval for STERRAD®

NXTM and STERRAD® 100NXTM Sterilization Systems 87

BSN Systems Acquires 99.5% Interest in MBBS SA 87

Novatron Inks Agreement for Distributorship with Airverclean 87

Stericycle to Sell MedServe Assets 88

Planmeca Unveils Class B Autoclave 88

Vietnam to Get its First Steam Sterilization Plant 89

SteriGenics International Applies for USDA Certification 89

SANYO Introduces New [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] Based Cell Culture

Incubator 89

STERIS's Liquid Chemical Sterilization Seeks FDA Approval 89

Sanuvox Technologies Launches UV Air Sterilization System 90

IHI to Expand Market for Ozone-Related Equipment 90

Hunter Fan Rolls Out Air Sterilizer 90

TSO3 Obtains Health Canada's Approval for STERIZONE® 125l+

Sterilizer 90

BeamOne Sets up New Electron Beam Sterilization Service Center 91

BeamOne Expands Ohio-Based Service Center 91

Hovione Acquires Acusphere Utilities 91

Belimed Group Acquires Sanamij 91

North American Science Associates Partners with Two Asian

Companies 92

Telstar Technologies Supplies Sterilization Facility to BD 92

RTI Biologics, Aesculap Sign Supply and Distribution Agreement 93

Premier Purchasing Signs Gas Plasma Sterilization Agreements 93

Premier Purchasing Signs Agreements with STERIS, Getinge 93

TSO3 Files for Expanded Claims for Products 93

Moog Announces Acquisition of Ethox International 94

TSO3 Secures Approval for Expanded Use of STERIZONE® 125L

Sterilizer 94

TSO3 Inks Marketing Agreement with 3M for Sterizone 125L +

Sterilizer 95

Apsis SAS Acquires Gloster Europe 95

JBT FoodTech Bags Automated Batch Sterilization System Contract 96

Yasaka Commissions Steam Sterilization Facility in Vietnam 96

Midbrook Signs Marketing Agreement with SCME 96

KARL STORZ Endorses STERRAD NX, 100NX Systems for Flexible

Fiberscopes 97

VI Divests X-ray, Gamma-ray Radiation Sensor Businesses 98

Environmental Tectonics Bags US$2.5 M Supply Order 98

BeamOne to Set Up Sterilization Facility in Costa Rica 98

SteriGenics International Enters into a Purchase Agreement

with ScandiNova Systems 99

SciCan Enters into a Distribution Agreement with HMDT 99

Belimed Enters into a Collaboration Agreement with 3M

Sterilization Assurance 100

IBA Plans to Set-up World's First X-Ray Sterilization Facility

along with LEONI 100

Paragon Enters into a Reciprocal Supply Agreement with Aesculap 101

Symmetry Medical to Purchase Specialty Surgical 102

Environmental Tectonics Announces Contract with U.S. Air Force 102

SSG Bags Two New Contracts for Supply of Sterilization Systems 103

TSO3 and Broadlane Signs Agreement to Improve Operations of

Medical Care Services 103

SciCan Offers Plasma Sterilizers to Hospitals in Canada 104

Wipak Acquires Sterilization Packaging Business of K-C 104

Private Equity Firm Acquires Primus Sterilizer Co 104

Premier Purchasing Partners Ink Agreements for Sterilization

Assurance Products/ Pouches 104

Symmetry Medical Pockets SSI, Ultra Containers 104

STERIS to Supply VaproSure Room Sterilizers to U.S. Hospitals 104

STCL to Establish Steam Sterilization Facility in Madhya Pradesh. 104

11. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 105

3M Company (USA) 105

Advanced Sterilization Products (USA) 105

Cantel Medical Corp (USA) 106

Minntech Corporation (USA) 107

Getinge AB (Sweden) 107

L3 Pulse Sciences (USA) 108

SteriGenics International, Inc (USA) 108

STERIS Corporation (USA) 108

TSO3 (Canada) 109

Tuttnauer Company (USA) 109

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 110

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Geographic Region -

United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for

Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 2: World Historic Review for Sterilization equipment and

supplies by Geographic Region - United States, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization equipment

and supplies by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Sterilization Equipment & Supplies by Segment 113

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Steam/Autoclave Sterilization by Geographic Region - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 5: World Historic Review for Steam/Autoclave

Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Steam/Autoclave

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization by Geographic Region - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 8: World Historic Review for Ethylene Oxide

Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Ethylene Oxide

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Gas

Plasma Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 11: World Historic Review for Gas Plasma Sterilization

by Geographic Region - United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Gas Plasma

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2010 and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Gamma Radiation Sterilization by Geographic Region - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 14: World Historic Review for Gamma Radiation

Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through

2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Gamma Radiation

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

E-Beam Radiation Sterilization by Geographic Region - United

States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 17: World Historic Review for E-Beam Radiation

Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for E-Beam Radiation

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-

Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin

American Markets for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Other Methods-based Sterilization by Geographic Region -

United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for

Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 20: World Historic Review for Other Methods-based

Sterilization by Geographic Region - United States, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Methods- based

Sterilization by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets for Years 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization Supplies by Geographic Region - United States,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 23: World Historic Review for Sterilization Supplies by

Geographic Region - United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization Supplies

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for

United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets for

Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 133

13. THE UNITED STATES 134

A.Market Analysis 134

Outlook 134

MATS Gains Second FDA Approval 134

Superbugs Drive Growth of US Infection Control Market 134

Constituents and the Potential 135

Competitive Scenario 135

Market Share Statistics 136

Table 25: Leading Players in the US Market for

Sterilization Equipment (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown

of Revenues for Steris, Advanced Sterilization Products,

Getinge, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 26: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization Supplies by Product Segments - Containers,

Wraps, Pouches, Indicators, and Others Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 136

Table 27: US Historic Review for Sterilization Supplies by

Product Segments - Containers, Wraps, Pouches, Indicators,

and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Expanding Market for Sterilization Systems and Services 137

Hospital Sterilizers and Washers 137

Endoscopic Instrument Sterilization Market 138

Endoscopes Fuels the Disinfection and Sterilization Markets 138

Dental Sterilization Market 138

Sterile Medical Device Packaging 138

Trends in Medical Device Packaging 139

Product Introduction 139

Strategic Corporate Developments 148

Select Regional Players 160

B.Market Analytics 166

Table 28: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 166

Table 29: US Historic Review for Sterilization equipment and

supplies by Segment - Steam/ Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas

Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods,

and Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through

2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 30: US 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization equipment

and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenuesfor Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

14. CANADA 169

A.Market Analysis 169

Outlook 169

Product Introduction 169

Strategic Corporate Developments 169

Select Regional Player 173

B.Market Analytics 174

Table 31: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 32: Canadian Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 175

Table 33: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

15. JAPAN 177

A.Market Analysis 177

Outlook 177

Falling Prices Characterize Japanese Sterilizer Market 177

Radiation Sterilization - Loosing Foothold 177

IHI to Expand Market for Ozone-Related Equipment 177

B.Market Analytics 178

Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 179

Table 36: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies t by Segment - Percentage Breakdown

of Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 180

16. EUROPE 181

A.Market Analysis 181

Outlook 181

Product Introduction 181

Strategic Corporate Development 182

B.Market Analytics 183

Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Geographic

Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of

Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 183

Table 38: European Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia &Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 184

Table 39: European 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,

Russia & Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2010, and

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 185

Table 40: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 186

Table 41: European Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 187

Table 42: European 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 188

16a. FRANCE 189

A.Market Analysis 189

Product Introduction 189

Strategic Corporate Developments 189

Ionisos - A Key Player 190

B.Market Analytics 191

Table 43: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 191

Table 44: French Historic Review for Sterilization equipment

and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide,

Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other

Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 192

Table 45: French 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 193

16b. GERMANY 194

A.Market Analysis 194

Outlook 194

Product introduction 194

Strategic corporate development 194

B.Market Analytics 196

Table 46: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 196

Table 47: German Historic Review for Sterilization equipment

and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide,

Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other

Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenue in US$ Million for Years 2003

through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 197

Table 48: German 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 198

16c. ITALY 199

Market Analysis 199

Table 49: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 199

Table 50: Italian Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 200

Table 51: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 201

16d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 202

A.Market Analysis 202

Outlook 202

Product introductions 202

Strategic corporate development 205

B.Market Analytics 207

Table 52: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 207

Table 53: UK Historic Review for Sterilization equipment and

supplies by Segment - Steam/ Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas

Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods,

and Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through

2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 208

Table 54: UK 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization equipment

and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues

for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 209

16e. SPAIN 210

Market Analysis 210

Table 55: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 210

Table 56: Spanish Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 211

Table 57: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 212

16f. RUSSIA 213

Market Analysis 213

Table 58: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 213

Table 59: Russian Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 214

Table 60: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 215

16g. REST OF EUROPE 216

A.Market Analysis 216

Outlook 216

Strategic Corporate Developments 216

Select Regional Player 218

B.Market Analytics 219

Table 61: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 219

Table 62: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 220

Table 63: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide,

Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other

Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 &

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 221

17. ASIA-PACIFIC 222

A.Market Analysis 222

Outlook 222

India 222

Gamma Sterilization - Promising High Growth 222

Strategic Corporate Developments 222

B.Market Analytics 225

Table 64: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 225

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Steam/Autoclave,

Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam

Radiation, Other Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million

for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 226

Table 66: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma,

Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010, and 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 227

18. MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 228

A.Market Analysis 228

Outlook 228

Product introduction 228

Strategic corporate development 229

B.Market Analytics 230

Table 67: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 230

Table 68: Middle East & Africa Historic Review for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment -

Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 231

Table 69: Middle East & Africa 15-Year Perspective for

Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues for Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide,

Gas Plasma, Gamma Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other

Methods, and Sterilization Supplies Markets for 2003, 2010 &

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 232

19. LATIN AMERICA 233

A.Market Analysis 233

Outlook 233

Argentina 233

Dominican Republic 233

Peru 233

Mexico 233

Strategic Corporate Developments 233

B.Market Analytics 235

Table 70: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Region

- Brazil & Rest of Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009

through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 235

Table 71: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Sterilization equipment and supplies by Segment

- Steam/Autoclave, Ethylene Oxide, Gas Plasma, Gamma

Radiation, E-Beam Radiation, Other Methods, and

Sterilization Supplies Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 236

Table 72: Latin American Historic Review for Sterilization

equipment and supplies by Region - Brazil & Rest of Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues

in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 237

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