Growing Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Infections to Fuel Growth of Medical Device Cleaning Market
Medical devices are used in high-risk environments. Some devices are exposed to infectious pathogens, or directly to patients’ bloodstream and each device requires a different amount of sterilization and disinfection. Healthcare environments are places where harmful pathogens, germs, and bacteria live and spread. It is crucial that the proper protocol is in place to sterilize and/or disinfect medical devices before and after use. Cleaning medical devices and equipment protects patients and caregivers by ensuring that harmful material is stopped in its path before it can spread. Alongside, caregivers must also follow OSHA and CDC best practices for keeping the spread of pathogens to a minimum. An increase in hospital-acquired infection cases is expected to enhance the global medical device cleaning market. Increasing implementation of preventive measures to reduce hospital-acquired infections, as well as the deployment of innovative techniques and materials for medical equipment cleaning and reprocessing are also driving the growth of medical device cleaning market.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), HAIs cause an estimated 1.7 million illnesses and 99,000 deaths per year. Urinary tract infections account for 32% of all healthcare-acquired infections. Surgical site infections account for 22% of all cases. Similarly, according to the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NNIS) System, the majority of hospital-acquired UTIs are caused by CA-bacteriuria, and catheterization is the most common healthcare-associated infection worldwide, accounting for up to 40% of hospital-acquired infections. As a result, global medical device cleaning market is predicted to expand.
The rising incidence of chronic diseases is contributing to an increase in the number of patients undergoing diagnostic and surgical operations. The rising number of inpatient admissions, as well as the increasing number of surgical and diagnostic operations, are driving up demand for medical device cleaning equipment, which is further increasing the growth of the global medical device cleaning market over the forecast period. According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), 33.4 million inpatient admissions are expected in the United States in 2021.
The increasing number of surgical procedures worldwide is a crucial factor contributing to the market growth. According to a research paper titled "Endoscopy's Current Carbon Footprint," which was published in the Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in January 2021, approximately 18 million endoscopy operations are conducted in the United States (US) alone each year. As the number of surgeries increases, so will the demand for cleaning surgical instruments, which is expected to drive market expansion. Furthermore, as the number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increases, cleaning of medical equipment has become essential to reduce cross-contamination concerns, boosting the global medical device cleaning market growth.
Increasing Number of Surgeries to Drive Growth of Surgical Instruments in Medical Device Cleaning Market
In the medical device cleaning market, surgical instruments are expected to have the largest market share. The rising prevalence and burden of HAIs and chronic diseases, as well as an ageing population and an increasing number of surgeries, are driving demand for effective surgical equipment cleaning and disinfection solutions. The surgical instruments segment maintains its dominance due to the increasing number of surgical procedures such as aesthetic surgical procedures, as well as the expansion of healthcare infrastructure, which is likely to fuel market growth. The availability of technologically advanced products in the market creates a large potential for other competitors to enter the market with unique products using a competitive advantage, which is expected to boost sector growth.
Rising Prevalence of Chronic Disorders in North America to Drive Growth of Medical Device Cleaning Market
North America is expected to dominate the global medical device cleaning market throughout the forecast period, due to factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic disorders and rising hospital-acquired infection. The expanding number of innovative and advanced surgical devices on the market is also paving the road for expansion. Furthermore, rising research and development expenditures, particularly in established and developing nations, in the field of medical instruments and devices, will generate lucrative market growth prospects. Increasing investment from important companies in the creation of modern devices, an increase in the number of drug development processes, strict government laws surrounding the disinfection and cleaning of medical equipment, and an increase in the number of research activities in this region.
Increased healthcare expenditure in the United States, rising prevalence of HAIs, growing older population, well-established hospital businesses, and rising incidence of chronic diseases all contribute to the region's large stake. The increased usage of improved surgical tools for surgeries, as well as the increasing focus of emerging and major market players on developing markets, are some of the important drivers driving the demand for medical device cleaning in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2020 report, 15.6 million cosmetic operations were performed in 2020, with 2.3 million cosmetic surgical procedures and 13.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive treatments.
Asia-Pacific is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to the increase in government initiatives to promote awareness, the rise in medical tourism, growing research activities in the region, presence of various voluntary and government organizations focused on improving infection control standards and the growing demand for quality healthcare in the region. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of infectious diseases in this region are driving the market growth. The presence of several volunteer and government groups dedicated to increasing infection control standards is one of the key factors driving market expansion. China's healthcare service market is estimated to reach 16 trillion yuan in 2030, up from over 8 trillion yuan in 2020.
Global Medical Device Cleaning Market: Competitive Landscape
In February, Solvay and Metrex worked together to assess the chemical resistance of commonly used disinfectants in healthcare settings. The study featured CaviWipesTM 2.0, Metrex's newest product, and assessed the chemical resistance of Solvay's high-performance polymers, as well as their ability to tolerate strong disinfectants needed to treat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other healthcare-acquired diseases. On the other hand, in January 2020, Applikon Biotechnology B.V., a creator and producer of innovative bioreactor systems for the synthesis of vaccines and antibodies, as well as enzymes and bioplastics for industrial biotechnology, was acquired by Getinge AB.
A few of the players in the medical device cleaning market include STERIS plc (US), 3M Company (US), Getinge Group (Sweden), Advanced Sterilization Products (US), Ecolab Inc. (US), Metrex Research, LLC (US), Ruhof Corporation (US), Cantel Medical Corporation (US), BODE Chemie Gmbh (Germany), Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (US), Sklr Surgical Instruments (US), Biotrol (US), and Oro Clean Chemie AG (Switzerland).
Regional Classification of the Global Medical Device Cleaning Market is Listed Below:
Middle East and Africa
*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability.
Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Medical Device Cleaning Market
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