US demand for infection prevention products and services will expand 4.8 percent annually to $24.6 billion in 2018. Safety enhanced medical devices and infectious waste disposal items will be the fastest growing supplies, while protective apparel and textiles remain the largest segment. Infection prevention services will outpace both supplies and equipment.This study analyzes the $19.5 billion US infection prevention industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by type (e.g., protective apparel and textiles, safety enhanced medical devices, sterilization supplies, disinfectants, infectious waste disposal supplies, sterilization equipment, washing/disinfecting equipment, infectious waste disposal services, contract sterilization services) and market (e.g., hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians? offices, dental offices, nursing homes, pharmaceutical facilities, life science facilities, medical supply and device facilities).The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 industry players, including Becton Dickinson, Cardinal Health and STERIS.