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US demand for infection prevention products and services is forecast to increase 5.1 percent annually to $21.4 billion in 2015. Stepped up efforts by medical providers to reduce the incidence and mortality of health care-associated infections (HAIs) will underlie growth. Hospitals and other health care establishments are adopting stricter standards involving patient and staff hygiene and protection, facility cleaning and disinfection, device and instrument sterilization, and medical waste collection and disposal. Each of these applications will continue to form an attractive, growing niche within the medical supply market.