London--A survey of the European surgical glove market has revealed that it is currently undergoing a price war as hospitals impose budget cuts in a market that is already saturated.
Frost and Sullivan has studied the market, which they estimate was worth $ 191 million in 2003. Germany dominates this, with that country alone buying $48-million worth of surgeons' gloves.
The report notes the increasing awareness of latex protein allergies and tracks the trend to low powder and alternatives to natural rubber latex, which remains the material of choice for sugical gloves. The report costs $4500.
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