The global ultrasound gels market size surpassed at US$ 320 Mn in 2020 and to reach US$ 580 Mn by 2028 with a CAGR of 7.2% from 2021 to 2028.
Medical gels are consumables used for various therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in healthcare. Ultrasound gels, ECG gels, surgical lubricant gels & catheter gels, obstetric gels, and soothing gels are various types of medical gels. Ultrasound gels act a conductive medium between the ultrasound probe and the patient’s skin, while ECG gels aid transmission of electro activity by acting as a coupling between electrodes and the skin. Catheter gels are used to lubricate catheters that are used during catheterization and surgical procedures.
Increase in number of diagnostic and surgical procedures and rise in prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and others are expected to drive the ultrasound gels market during the forecast period. Furthermore, rise in geriatric population is projected to support the growth of ultrasound gels market during the forecast period.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global geriatric population was around 524 million in 2010 and is anticipated to reach 1.5 billion by 2050. According to the U.S. Census Board, people older than 65 years represented around 13% of the total population; this percentage is expected to grow at an estimated 20% by 2030. North America held leading share of the ultrasound gels market in 2020 due to the demand for precise & accurate diagnostic procedures, increase in number of market players manufacturing sterile medical gels, and high adoption rate of sterile medical consumables during diagnostic examinations.
In Asia Pacific, the ultrasound gels market is expected to expand at a high CAGR of 7.7% from 2021 to 2028, owing to rise in awareness about use of sterile medical gels for ultrasound and ECG examinations, increase in number of local players offering a wide range of medial gels, and high volume of gynecological procedures.
Rise in Prevalence of Chronic Diseases to Drive Ultrasound Gels Market
Rise in prevalence of chronic diseases worldwide is projected to drive the ultrasound gels market during the forecast period. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) account for 9.4 million deaths globally each year. The number is likely to increase to 23.3 million by 2030. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the prevalence of congenital heart disease in 54 countries in Africa was 300,486 cases and is one of the major pediatric health issues in the region.
Portable ECG Devices Increase Demand for ECG Gels in Homecare Settings
Lack of handy diagnostic devices at clinics has catalyzed the demand for portable ECG monitors. This trend is gaining prominence even in homecare settings. For instance, founder and lead scientist of Anusandhan Technologies, developed a next-gen portable ECG monitor and analyzer, CardioMon, to increase the availability of handy diagnostic devices. Thus, healthcare providers in the market for ultrasound gels are recommending the use of ECG gels to improve contact with electrodes that are placed directly on the body.
Does GIS Offers Better Analysis of Menorrhagia Causes than SIS?
Menorrhagia is the condition of heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than seven days. Substantial prevalence of menorrhagia among women has given rise to transvaginal ultrasound paired with GIS (Gel Infusion Sonography) and SIS (Saline Infusion Sonography) to identify the causes of the deteriorating health condition. Thus, there is a demand for obstetric gels to assess results after the ultrasound procedure. Though obstetric gels do not sum up to a high revenue as compared to catheter or ECG gels in the ultrasound gels market, prevalence of menorrhagia has catalyzed the demand for obstetric gels.
The image quality of saline is found to be superior as compared to obstetric gels. However, obstetric gels are growing popular for their excellent distention properties as compared to saline in the ultrasound gels market. Thus, healthcare providers in the ultrasound gels market are recommending the combination of SIS and GIS to effectively identify and treat the causes of menorrhagia.
Companies Increase Availability of Gel Warmers and Water-based Formulations to Boost Uptake
The ultrasound gels market is largely fragmented with tier 3 players accounting for a share of ~60-70% of the market share. However, growing popularity of gel-free ultrasound procedures poses as a challenge for manufacturers in the ultrasound gels market. Hence, manufacturers are introducing gel warmers to healthcare providers who have budget-constraints, especially in developing economies. Since not all hospitals and diagnostic centers have the budget for gel-free ultrasound procedures, manufacturers are increasing the availability of gel warmers to cater to the convenience of end users.
On the other hand, manufacturers are innovating in water-based formulations to improve outcomes in patients. These novel formulations are being increasingly used as lubricants and ultrasound scanning gels. As such, the ultrasound gels product segment of the ultrasound gels market is projected for exponential growth during the forecast period. This segment is anticipated to reach a value of ~US$ 300 Mn by 2027. In order to boost the uptake of ultrasound gels, manufacturers are increasing awareness about gels manufactured using filtered water.
Increase in Demand for Sterile Ultrasound
In terms of type, the ultrasound gels market has been segmented into sterile and non-sterile. The non-sterile segment accounted for a major market share in 2020. The sterile segment is projected to gain significant growth, owing to increase in demand for sterile ultrasound and obstetric gels, rise in focus on hospital-acquired infection, and increase in number of healthcare providers offering specialty care services.
Rise in Number of Ultrasound Procedures to Drive Demand for Ultrasound Gels
In terms of product, the ultrasound gels market has been segmented into ultrasound gels, ECG gels, surgical lubricant gels & catheter gels, obstetric gels, and soothing gels. The ultrasound gels segment accounted for a major market share in 2020. Use of sterile ultrasound gels, increase in number ultrasound procedures, and rise in awareness about disadvantages of using non-sterile gels are various factors that are likely to drive the ultrasound gels segment during the forecast period. Increase in volume of pregnancies in developing countries such as India and China and high expenditure on women’s health are anticipated to fuel the growth of the ultrasound gels market.
Diagnostic Centers to be Major End User of Ultrasound Gels
Based on end user, the ultrasound gels market has been categorized into hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and ambulatory surgical centers. The diagnostic centers segment is likely to gain a significant market share by 2028. Growth of this segment can be attributed to increase in availability of medical consumables & devices and tie-ups by prominent market manufacturers with health care organizations to enhance customer base. Expansion of diagnostic centers in the local market, increase in number of patients referred to diagnostic centers for wide of examinations, and huge demand for sterile medical instruments and consumables including medical gels are factors projected to offer growth opportunities in ultrasound gels market.
North America to Lead Ultrasound Gels Market
In terms of region, the ultrasound gels market has been divided into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is projected to account for a significant share of the ultrasound gels market during the forecast period, owing to significant utilization of obstetric gels, rise in number of vaginal births in the U.S., and geographical expansion by prominent companies operating in ultrasound gels market.
Growth Strategies of Key Players in Ultrasound Gels Market
Key players operating in the ultrasound gels market are Parker Laboratories, Inc., HR Pharmaceuticals, Ultragel Hungary 2000 Kft., ECO-MED PHARMACEUTICAL INC., National Therapy Products Inc., Phyto Performance Italia S.R.L, Trivitron Healthcare, CHHENNA CORPORATION, Benetechmed, Tentan AG (Schaer Pharma Services), and Medvat. Expansion of manufacturing facilities, strengthening distribution channel, and focus on increasing sales through e-Commerce are key strategies adopted by companies operating in the ultrasound gels market. In case of facility expansion, maintaining sterile conditions remains a top priority of manufactures in order to avoid product recalls in future. This helps the company to gain brand identity and a strong customer base.
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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 Ultrasound gels 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 Ultrasound gels market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Ultrasound gels. 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 Ultrasound gels. 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).
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