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Is the surgical and medical instruments industry growing?


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the medical and surgical products industry is growing rapidly.


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The value of shipments of surgical and medical instrument manufacturers totaled approximately $23.56 billion in 2001

One of the largest manufacturers of surgical and medical instruments and apparatus is Baxter International Inc. and its subsidiary, Baxter Healthcare Corp.

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New materials, such as stainless steel and plastics, broadened the scope of the device and apparatus industry. New equipment such as catheters, suction devices,

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Despite the dominance of a few massive competitors, such as Baxter and Siemens, the industry remains relatively diversified.

Major consumers of industry output in order of market size include foreign consumers, the federal government, medical and health services, doctors and dentists

The more chromium used in making stainless steel, the softer the alloy becomes, which is undesirable in the manufacturing of surgical instruments. Therefore, the mix required to make quality medical instruments is very specific and has well defined parameters.

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