This research report on the enteral feeding devices market covers market sizing and forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The market study includes insights on segmentation by technology (enteral feeding pumps, enteral feeding tubes, accessories and consumables), end-users (hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and home care), patients (adults and pediatrics), applications (oncology, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology and pulmonology, and others), and geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA).
Rising demand for tube feeding among pregnant women is contributing to the growth of the market
The rise in chronic disorders, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, strokes, dementia, liver morbidities, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes is expected to drive the demand for enteral feeding devices. These devices help patients to overcome the oral food challenge. The increase in gastric, head and neck/throat, and esophageal cancers is contributing to the overall growth of the enteral feeding devices market worldwide.
With artificial nutrition witnessing significant changes and improvements, in terms of usage and adoption, there is a paradigm shift to enteral nutrition (EN) with tube feeding from parenteral nutrition (PN). The growing preference for enteral feeding in several post-operative situations is expected to grow, thereby increasing the usage of tube feeding in several applications.
Globally, the healthcare industry has witnessed a shift in the last decade from hospital-based services to home healthcare services. This trend is increasing the popularly of Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN), which is emerging as the fastest growing segment in healthcare settings. HEN has been recognized as a life-saving procedure for patients that require long-term nutritional support.
Further, technological advancements, development in PEG techniques, and the shift of healthcare provisions from expensive hospital to community settings are also contributing to the significant growth of home enteral tube feeding. Also, the improved quality of feeding devices and innovation will increase their adoption globally during the forecast period. The global enteral feeding devices market is likely to cross $3 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of approximately 6% during 2018–2024.
This market research report includes detailed market segmentation by technology, end-users, patients, applications, and geography.
Enteral Feeding Devices Market: Products
Feeding pumps segment will witness significant growth due to increased usage in hospital and home care settings
Enteral feeding pumps are dominating the market globally and captured around half of the enteral feeding devices market in 2018. Low risk of complications with the usage of these feeding pumps, technological improvements in feeding designs, and augmented demand for various pumps in ambulatory and home care settings are cohesively contributing to the growth of the segment. Modern pumps are enabled with microprocessors that deliver the feed according to the patient’s requirement.
The global enteral feeding tubes market is majorly characterized by the recurrent purchase of several feeding tubes for patient nutritional support. The growing importance and awareness toward tube feeding and its benefits over parenteral nutrition is one of the key factors fueling the growth.
Further, the revenue from accessories/consumables is recurring in nature, which is helping vendors to strategize their sales volume and profit margins by expanding their existing accessories/consumables product portfolio. Vendors are thus implementing initiatives such as product bundling strategies to maximize their consumables.
Enteral Feeding Devices Market: End-user
Home care segment is witnessing the fastest growth compared to hospitals and ambulatory care facilities
Hospitals emerged as the largest end-user in the enteral feeding devices market in 2018. The increased usage and demand for tube feeding in hospital settings is the primary growth factor of the segment. The availability of skilled healthcare professionals, the presence of properly maintained infrastructure for enteral feeding devices usage, and the accessibility to a professional dietitian to support are major factors driving the highest share for hospitals.
Ambulatory care facilities are growing significantly and are expected to grow with a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. Several patients are increasingly opting for tube feeding in ambulatory facilities such as nursing homes, acute care centers, and private clinics due to their easy accessibility. However, the growing inclination of patients toward home enteral nutrition is likely to affect the usage of tube feeding in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Further, escalating healthcare costs due to increase in hospital stays is attributing to the growth of homecare segment.
Enteral Feeding Devices Market: Patient Group
Market players are offering technologically advanced feeding devices to provide special care to pediatric patients
Depending on the age group, the enteral feeding devices market is segmented into adults and pediatrics. The adult segment held the largest share and captured around three-fourths of the market in 2018. The growing prevalence and incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders, and gastrointestinal(GI) diseases that result in dysphagia and malnutrition in patients, coupled with the growing elderly population can be attributed for the dominant share of this segment.
The growing number of preterm births and the increasing incidences of malnutrition among infants and adolescents are fueling the demand for tube feeding in the pediatrics segment. Further, the demand is likely to come majorly from developing and low-income countries, where preterm births, malnutrition among pregnant women and children are relatively higher than in developed countries.
Enteral Feeding Devices Market: Application
Increased need for enteral nutrition among cancer patients is contributing to the market growth
In 2018, the oncology segment dominated the enteral feeding devices market with a share of around 30%. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, around 18 million new cancer cases were recorded in 2018. The nutritional support is frequently prescribed for patients with cancer in the digestive system as patients suffer from malnutrition and tend to lose weight. Hence, the increasing prevalence of cancer is one of the major reasons for the rise in malnutrition, which, is propelling the usage of enteral feeding devices.
As most GI disorders are associated with malnutrition, indigestion, and dysphagia, several clinicians recommend enteral feeding as nutritional support due to their safety and cost-effectiveness. Also, increasing incidences of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, acute and chronic pancreatitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) worldwide are majorly contributing to the demand for tube feeding for gastroenterology applications.
Further, the neurological segment is likely to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. The growing incidence and prevalence of several neurological diseases is the key factor driving the growth of the segment worldwide. Neurological diseases have a major impact on the nutritional state of the affected patient. Hence, it is important for these patients to feed through feeding pumps and tubes.
Enteral Feeding Devices Market: Geography
Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia are expected to witness steady increase in demand due to the growing healthcare expenditure
In terms of geography, the global enteral feeding devices market is classified into North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and MEA. North America is the major revenue contributor to the global market and captured around half of the market in 2018. The region is witnessing steady growth due to the growing geriatric population and increasing prevalence of malnutrition among chronic diseases patients and children.
The enteral feeding devices market in Europe is growing due to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases with malnutrition and dysphagia as comorbidities. Germany is the largest market for enteral feeding devices, and the intake of devices has increased due to the availability of established public reimbursement program for treating several chronic morbidities.
Further, APAC is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to rising preterm births, growing chronic disease patients in the elderly population, increasing awareness for enteral nutrition, and the high availability of several tube feeding options, and increasing healthcare expenditure in emerging markets.
Key Vendor Analysis
The global enteral feeding devices market is fragmented with the presence of several global, regional, and local players offering an array of feeding pumps, feeding tubes, and related accessories/consumables. Key players are pursuing several organic and inorganic growth strategies such as product bundling strategy, acquisition, geographic expansions, product portfolio enhancement, and contract agreements with end-users to garner large shares in the market. Major players are also engaged in strategic acquisitions to improve sales and profit margins. Strategic acquisitions will continue to be an important competitive strategy for key players to expand product offerings, access new technology, or increase market share.
Prominent Vendors in the Global Enteral Feeding Devices Market:
Other prominent vendors in the global enteral feeding devices market are Abbott, ALCOR Scientific, Amsino International, Angel Electronic Equipment, Angiplast, BD, CONMED, Degania Silicone, Erenler Medikal, Fidmi Medical, GBUK Enteral, Jiangsu Kangjin Medical Instrument, MOOG, OiarsoS.Coop, Pacific Hospital Supply, Samtronic, SecurMed, Silmag, Troge Medical, Vesco Medical, and Wuhan W.E.O. Science & Technology Development.
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