Sunday, September 21, 2003

Premature Births on the Rise

Premature Births on the Rise

Assisted reproductive technologies and the increasing average age of mothers giving birth is causing an increasing number of premature births.

Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 24, 2007

Millennium Research Group (MRG) has conducted a detailed analysis of the neonatal and perinatal device market in its US Market Opportunities in Neonatal/Perinatal Monitoring 2007 report. The analysis reveals that a growing trend of women using assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization, combined with the increasing average age of mothers giving birth, will lead to more premature births.

Due to the growing rate of these premature births that will be characterized by low birth weight, more perinatal and neonatal devices will be needed in hospitals. Incubators, warmers, monitoring devices, and ventilators are being used more than ever to help newborns survive during the critical early stages of life.

"The large focus of resources towards neonatal care in hospitals combined with the large volume of births that occur in the US annually, will drive the markets for neonatal and perinatal devices," says Ryan Goren, Analyst at MRG. "The health status of newborns is among the highest levels of priority in hospitals in the US and as a result, this will ensure that modern devices continue to be purchased in the future."

US Market Opportunities in Neonatal/Perinatal Monitoring 2007 report includes coverage of industry competitors, including Atom Medical, Dräger Medical, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Huntleigh Healthcare, MAQUET, Philips Medical Systems, Puritan Bennett, Spacelabs Medical, and VIASYS Healthcare.

About Millennium Research Group
Millennium Research Group (www. MRG. net), a Decision Resources, Inc. company (www. DecisionResources. com), is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence and a leading provider of strategic information to the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports and customized consulting services.

Amy Krohn
Millennium Research Group
416-364-7776 x101

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