Infusion pumps are used to infuse necessary fluids, which includes medications and/or nutrients, to a patient’s circulatory system. Infusion pumps are often used in situations where continuous monitoring and treatment by a nurse or other health staff would be expensive, impractical, or unreliable.
For the purpose of this study, we have classified two general types of infusion pumps:
- General Purpose Infusion Pumps
- Specialty Infusion Pumps
General purpose infusion pumps are used in a variety of applications and settings from basic fluids for hydration to pain medications and antibiotics. General purpose pumps have been used in hospitals, long-term care settings, physician’s offices, and home settings. This can be further broken out to uses specifically in the ED, OR, and neonate departments.
Products in the general purpose segment include three product types:
- Large Volume Infusion Pumps
- Ambulatory Infusion Pumps
- Chemotherapy Pumps
- Disposable Pumps
- Syringe Infusion Pumps
Specialty infusion pumps are typically designed to accommodate a particular type of fluid or medication. Many of these pumps are used in home settings and are designed to meet the needs of active patients, such as with diabetes patients.
Products in the specialty infusion pump segment include:
- Enteral feeding pumps
- Insulin Infusion pumps
- Implantable Infusion pumps
Revenues for each product segment were gathered through both primary and secondary research methods. The report also includes incidence of world demographics; life expectancy by country; incidence and prevalence of disease; safety issues and infusion pumps; and other general issues affecting the market. Information is presented as a worldwide overview, with special emphasis on the U.S. A market summary includes market analysis by product type and region and a competitive analysis of leading providers. Additionally key company profiles are included.
The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information.
For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 50 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.
All market data pertains to the world market at the manufacturers’ level. The base year for data was 2007.
Historical data was provided for the years 2005 and 2006, with forecast data provided for 2008 through 2012. Compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided for the 2005-2007 and 2008-2012 periods for each segment covered. Competitive analysis is provided for the year 2007. The forecasted market analysis for 2008-2012 was largely based on demographic trends, new developments, generic impact, and global expansion.