Med-Tech Innovation News forecasts growth for the reprocessed single-use device industry. Noting that “research from Coherent Market Insights has found that single-use medical device reprocessing is gaining in popularity as it helps to reduce hospital waste and allows for major cost savings.”
For instance, US healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente reportedly saves $11 million per annum by reprocessing certain single-use devices. Non-profit environmental group Practice Green Health, is quoted as saying that single-use medical device reprocessing prevented the entry of 10,000 tonnes of medical waste into the waste stream from 1997–2007, via the re-processing of an estimated 50 million devices.
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