Medical Device Cleaning Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2021-2028

Published Date : Nov 2020 | No. of Pages : 200 Pages | Category : Healthcare

According to Vision Research Reports, the medical device cleaning market size surpassed at US$ 3 Bn in 2020 and to reach 4.8 billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period 2021 to 2028.

Medical device cleaning is an essential and integral part of any surgical procedure. Most medical devices such as scalpels, scissors, retractors, forceps, and endoscopes, are reused in healthcare set ups. These need to be cleaned and sterilized properly prior to their use in subsequent surgical procedures in order to prevent any kind of infections and cross contamination among patients as well as healthcare workers. The medical device cleaning process comprises pre-cleaning, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. In the whole process of medical device cleaning, different types of chemicals and detergents are utilized at each stage of the cleaning process. The type of chemicals and detergents used for medical device cleaning varies according to the type of medical device to be cleaned. Enzymatic and non-enzymatic detergents, glutaraldehyde, peracetic acid, and alcohol are widely utilized medical device cleaners across the globe.

Increase in incidence of hospital-acquired/associated infections (HAI)

  • Healthcare-associated infections (also termed as nosocomial infections) are defined as infections (fungal and bacterial) that patients acquire during the course of their stay in hospitals
  • Hospital-acquired infection (HAIs) is a significant cause of mortality across the world. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in every 20 infections is HAI in the U.S.
  • Post-operative sepsis, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, pneumonia, and blood stream infections are major types of HAIs in adults
  • According to a report published by WHO, of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one health care-associated infection
  • Increase in incidence of various HAIs is projected to propel the utilization of medical device cleaning and disinfection agents across the globe 

Surge in number of surgeries

  • According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 51 million inpatient surgical procedures were performed in the U.S., alone, in 2017, followed closely by outpatient surgeries
  • According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2017, a 2% increase over that in 2016
  • Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased at a slightly higher rate than surgical procedures in 2017
  • Increase in the number of surgeries, globally, is anticipated to boost the demand for medical devices cleaning agents, such as detergents and disinfectants, during the forecast period, as various chemical disinfectants such as aldehydes, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, chlorine-based disinfectants, peracetic acid, and quaternary ammonium compounds are used extensively in the disinfection of medical devices.

Automatic Cleaning Process Gains Popularity

Scientific advancements in therapeutic and diagnostic medicine have triggered the production of cutting-edge reusable medical devices. However, due to the risk of cross-contamination and a range of other infections, medical device manufacturers have the responsibility to validate their product label claims as far as reusability is concerned. Label guidelines require approval from the Food and Drug Association (FDA) to ensure the overall efficacy and safety of the provided guidelines. The efficacy of the guidelines primarily depends on the markers utilized to soil the devices prior to cleaning. Some of the most commonly used markers include hemoglobin and protein.

Medical device cleaning techniques have evolved over the years and are one of the most critical stages in the reprocessing of reusable medical devices. Cleaning techniques are primarily segregated into manual and automatic processes. Manual medical device cleaning processes are largely deployed to clean highly complex and delicate medical devices, such as lensed instruments, microsurgical devices, and flexible endoscopes among others. Automated cleaning techniques are predominantly used when other cleaning techniques prove to be ineffective, to prevent soiling of crevices, joints, lumens, and other parts of a medical device. Within the medical device cleaning market, the automatic cleaning process segment is estimated to reach a value of ~US$ 2 Bn and account for ~63% share of the medical device cleaning market by the end of 2020. The automatic cleaning process segment is also projected to expand at a higher CAGR than manual cleaning process segment during the forecast period (2021-2028).

Focus on Guide Approvals and Product Launches Gain Momentum in Medical Device Cleaning Market

The American Society of Testing and Material is an important regulatory body that is responsible for the approval of new standards for medical device cleaning. Testing laboratories, regulatory agencies, and medical device manufacturers are required to comply with these standards. In the medical device cleaning market, attaining approval from the ASTM for new standards has gained significant momentum in recent times. For instance, in November 2019, the ASTM approved a list of new standards wherein the effectiveness of new medical device cleaning procedures is thoroughly evaluated. Additionally, the newly curated guide will largely focus on the extraction process of test soils to verify new cleaning methods. According to a member of the ATSM, approval of new standards is a crucial step in the overall process of validating cleaning instructions.

Stakeholders in the medical device cleaning market are also focusing their efforts on the launch of new medical device cleaning products. For instance, in April 2019, DuPont launched a medical device cleaning bio-based enzyme – OPTIMASE. The product, which is part of the company’s new product range is primarily developed to provide optimum cleaning efficiency in medical devices.

Increase in Use of Chemicals to Drive Global Market

In terms of product, the medical device cleaning market has been classified into detergents and chemicals. The chemicals segment has been further sub-segmented into aldehydes, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, chlorine based disinfectants, peracetic acid, quaternary ammonium compounds, and others. Chemicals is anticipated to be the leading segment of the global medical device cleaning market during the forecast period. Aldehydes are extensively used for a broad spectrum of activities, as disinfectants and antiseptics against bacteria and their spores, fungi, and viruses. The extensive usage of aldehyde for disinfecting wide range of surgical instruments is expected to propel the segment during the forecast period.

Various Advantages of Automatic Cleaning Process to Fuel Demand

In terms of process, the medical device cleaning market has been segregated into manual cleaning and automatic cleaning. The automatic cleaning segment is projected to be lucrative segment during the forecast period. The segment is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period and is likely to gain market share by the end of 2028.

Advantages offered by automatic cleaning, such as optimum levels of medical device cleaning, reduced turnaround time, personnel safety and high levels of sterility, is a key factor contributing to the dominant share held by the automatic cleaning segment of the global market.

Surgical Instruments a Key Application Area

In terms of application, the global medical device cleaning market has been segregated into surgical instruments, ultrasound probes, endoscopes, and others. The surgical instruments segment held a significant share of the market in 2020. This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Majority of the handheld instruments, such as scalpels, forceps, retractors, and scissors, are an integral part of any surgical procedure. These instruments need to be cleaned and sterilized prior to next surgical procedures. Large volume and high frequency of cleaning of surgical instruments in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers have contributed to dominant share held by the segment of the global market.

The endoscopes segment is projected expand at a notable CAGR during the forecast period, owing to rapid increase in number of minimally invasive surgeries in developed countries such as Japan, Germany, France, the U.K., and the U.S. Moreover, a rise in the demand for endoscopic procedures in emerging economies across the globe is a key factor that is estimated to boost the endoscopes segment of the market during the forecast period.

Prominent Regions

The global medical device cleaning market has been split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global medical device cleaning market in 2020, followed by Europe. This can be attributed to new product development, early adoption of technological advanced products, and presence of key players in the region. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a prominent CAGR during the forecast period, owing to a large number of patients with chronic burn injuries and cancer in India, China, Australia, and New Zealand; rise in per capita health care expenditure; and increase in access to health care in the region.

The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to expand at a moderate pace owing to increase in investments in healthcare infrastructure by private as well as governments organizations, increase in awareness about hospital acquired infections, and surge in number of surgical procedures in these regions

Launch of Innovative Products and M&A by Key Players to Augment Global Market

The medical device cleaning market is highly fragmented, with a large number of players holding majority share in domestic market. Development and commercialization of automatic medical device cleaning is a key trend witnessed among leading players of the global medical device cleaning market. Moreover, the companies engage in mergers and acquisitions to broaden their product offerings in medical device cleaning and consolidate their position in the global market.Prominent players operating in the global medical device cleaning market include 3M Company, Getinge AB, Cantel Medical Corp., STERIS plc., Fortive Corporation, Oro Clean Chemie AG, Ruhof Corporation, Ecolab Inc, and Dr. Weigert.

Market Segmentation

By Product

  • Detergents
  • Chemicals
    • Aldehydes
    • Hydrogen Peroxide
    • Alcohol
    • Chlorine-based Disinfectant
    • Peracetic Acid
    • Quaternary Ammonium Compound

By Process

  • Manual Cleaning
  • Automatic Cleaning

By Application

  • Surgical Instruments
  • Ultrasound Probes
  • Endoscopes
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report Scope

The Medical device cleaning market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Medical device cleaning market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Medical device cleaning market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Medical device cleaning market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Medical device cleaning market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Medical device cleaning capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Medical device cleaning by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Medical device cleaning market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2028. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Medical device cleaning market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Medical device cleaning market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Medical device cleaning industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Medical device cleaning market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Medical device cleaning market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Medical device cleaning market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Medical device cleaning market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Medical device cleaning. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Medical device cleaning. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Medical device cleaning are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2028

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2028);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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