Surgical glove market undergoes price war

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…

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