The global medical device cleaning market size by revenue is likely to cross USD 7.3 billion by 2025 and is expected to observe an absolute growth of over 65% during the forecast period. The market is likely to witness growth on account of the prevalence of several chronic diseases and the increase in the re-use of medical equipment. The occurrence of acute diseases, along with the increasing number of surgical procedures, is escalating the use of this equipment. Investments by governments in improving healthcare infrastructure, coupled with the growing healthcare expenditure, are contributing to the growth. The adoption of sterilization procedures for medical equipment within hospital settings has grown significantly with the presence of sterile processing departments in hospitals, which are dedicated to disinfection and sterilization procedures. Soaring need for effective and affordable sterilization techniques is poised to help medical cleaning devices gain traction during the forecast period.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has activated the highest level of national response management protocols to contain the virus. As the virus is highly contagious, the reusing of equipment such as respirators, infusion pumps, and catheters leads to the rapid spreading of the virus. Therefore, to avoid the spread of the virus via this equipment, end-users are focusing on increasing the adoption of rapid medical device cleaners for infection prevention, to avoid cross-contamination, thereby boosting the medical device cleaning market growth.
- The disinfection segment is expected to observe an incremental growth of over USD 1.5 billion by 2025 due to the introduction of novel and advanced disinfectants.
- The sterilization segment is likely to grow at the fastest CAGR on account of the adoption of advanced sterilization technology in hospital cleaning guidelines.
- The APAC region is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR of over 10% during the forecast period. The growth is mainly driven by the high demand for advanced medical device reprocessing equipment and materials.
- The medical device cleaning market in India is likely to grow a CAGR of 10% during the period 2019-2025. The growth is on account of increasing hospital admissions and a growing focus on maintaining medical device cleaning standards.
MEDICAL DEVICE CLEANING MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PROCESS
In terms of revenue, the cleaning segment is a major contributor as this process helps to remove blood, secretion, microorganisms, and other contaminants. The high application of ultrasonic cleaners to clean fragile medical tools is boosting growth. Although manual cleaning is the most frequently requested validation method, several hospital cleaning services, and clinics use automated washer-disinfectors for reprocessing reusable equipment.
Disinfection is a necessary step performed for all medical equipment before and after use; hence, the usage of several cleaners is growing. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the adoption of reusable equipment due to the scarcity and lack of production across the globe, resulting in the growing usage of medical device disinfection, and the trend is likely to drive the demand during the forecast period.
The increasing awareness of the usage of clean sterilized equipment is increasing the demand for several medical device cleaning procedures across the globe. This is boosting growth during the forecast period. The sterilization equipment market accounted for over 19% of medical device cleaning market share during the forecast period. The medical device sterilization market uses a process that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbes and is carried out in healthcare facilities by physical or chemical methods.
INSIGHTS BY DEVICE
The incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) affects a high percentage of patients in developed economies. These infections have not only compromised patient safety in healthcare settings but have also increased healthcare expenditure. These infections account for approximately 37,000 and 99,000 deaths in Europe and the US, respectively. The increasing usage of several semi-critical devices has driven the demand for cleaning products to avoid cross-contamination. With the increase in hospital admissions and surgeries, semi-critical equipment is cleaned and sterilized after application as a preventive measure to avoid infection controls, the transmission of diseases, and cross-contamination.
The growing consciousness of HAIs and the outbreak of coronavirus are anticipated to play an important role in increasing the demand for sterilizing products of critical devices. The increase in the elderly population, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and the rise in surgeries are factors that are increasing the essential sterilization of equipment. As the number of surgeries is growing, critical tools used during these procedures need to be clean and also sterilized. This increasing focus of hospital cleaning procedures and methods and other healthcare facilities on sterilizing essential equipment has boosted the growth.
INSIGHTS BY END-USERS
Hospitals are the major revenue contributors to the global medical device cleaning market. Hospitals use several critical and semi-critical tools, along with catheters and surgical appliances, to treat the patient population. There is high adoption of equipment in emergency, ICU, and operation theaters, which is boosting the market. The segment is dominating as most patients prefer undergoing treatment in hospitals rather than other healthcare settings.
The clinics & physician end-user segment accounted for 23% in the global medical device cleaning market share in 2019. The segment is expected to grow at a significant growth rate in the upcoming years. As these centers perform outpatient surgery and vaccinations, which increases the demand for medical devices, and subsequent sterilization, it is boosting the demand for cleaning to reduce cross contaminations.
Diagnostic laboratories are the key end-user of the medical device cleaning market. These centers use needles, syringes, and other sharps to withdraw blood and fluid samples for diagnostic purposes. Hence, to avoid the spreading of infectious diseases and cross-contamination, testing devices are cleaned, thereby increasing the demand for sterilizing products in the medical devices market.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
North America represented the largest regional segment of the medical device cleaning market in 2019. The increasing healthcare expenditure in the US and Canada, the growing prevalence of HAIs, the growing geriatric population, well-established hospital industries, and the rising number of chronic diseases are factors contributing to the high shares. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the rise in demand for sterilizers and disinfectants to stop the transmission of several diseases and microorganisms. Healthcare professionals and patients are looking to reduce the incidence of NSIs, bloodstream infections, and other complications associated with medical devices.
Currently, the pandemic situation of COVID-19 has increased the focus of healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients. As this novel virus is highly transmitted, hence healthcare professionals are taking care of providing sterilized equipment during this pandemic to control its outbreak in the region. This is boosting the demand for automated sterilizers that sterilize tools in less time and provides quality care to the patients in the healthcare cleaning market.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
STERIS, Getinge Group, Cantel, 3M, and Ecolab are the major medical device cleaning companies in the global market. All these market players have a significant presence in major geographical regions such as North America, APAC, and Europe. However, there are many local vendors providing product launches with similar specifications at lower prices, which has resulted in a price war among vendors. The major players are continuously competing among themselves for the leading position, with occasional spurts of competition coming from other local vendors.
The global medical device cleaning market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue, competitive landscape, and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Device
- Clinics & Physician
- Diagnostic Laboratories
- Standalone Reprocessing Facilities
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa