Infection control is required to avoid the spreading of nosocomial infections. Nosocomial infections, known as “healthcare-related infections,” refer to infections acquired by physicians and patients in hospitals. Nosocomial infections divided into four categories according to the route of infection: surgical infection, blood infection, respiratory infection, and urinary tract infection. The highest mortality rate is due to respiratory infections caused by the use of respirators, and the most common are urinary tract infections caused by the use of catheters. Dental clinics, plastic hospitals, and nursing homes are at risk of disease.
The global Infection Control market expected to bolster the market growth at a tremendous CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. The main reasons for the market growth are the increase in the number of chronic surgeries, the rising population of geriatrics, an increasing number of surgical procedures coupled with technology advancement, and sterilization of food and rising demand for sterilization equipment will fuel the market demand for the global infection control market.
Moreover, in recent years, with the widespread and large-scale use of hormones, immunosuppressants, and broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs. Also, a large number of drug-resistant strains and mutant strains have appeared, which has led to the use of more and more advanced antibiotics in patients, and the dosage has increased. As a result, the global hospital infection rate is increasing year by year.
In addition to it, Nosocomial infections mainly caused by upper respiratory infections and surgical incision infections. The leading cause of respiratory infections is the application of various invasive procedures and the small space in the ward. The spread of indoor droplets is often not easy to control, causing cross-infection, which is another reason why respiratory infection account for the highest incidence of hospital infections.
Moreover, due to the particular circumstances of community hospitals, most of the patients treated are frail and weak. Thus, many patients have chronic diseases for a long time, which may easily cause nosocomial infections and thus fuel the market value for the global infection control market.
The rising geriatric population has led to an increase in diseases and surgeries in hospitals. Therefore, antibiotics and drugs after surgery have higher chances of spreading the infection to the other person.
With the emerging technological advancement, sterilization of food and other surgical equipment sterilized to minimize the chances of spreading any infection in the hospitals, patients, staff, and others. Moreover, the government taking various initiatives and making rules and regulations for all hospitals to take measures to prevent infectious diseases.
Based on Product, the global Infection Control market classified into Disinfection which further organized into Disinfectant, Wipes, Sprays, Liquid, Disinfectors, UV, Wraps. The spray disinfectant segment has dominated the market share of the global Infection Control market. The spray disinfectants used for optimum cleaning as the arms of spray disinfectants set in the prescribed interval cleans the area without touching it. It can also make the foam and detect washed items automatically. Thus, it helps in reducing time and provide cleanliness and promotes infection-free surrounding. Moreover, washer disinfectants use for cleaning the instrument to remove infection by sterilizing them. Thus, washer disinfectants are energy and water efficient and can wash with the adequate water spray force on the tools.
Based on the AER, the global Infection Control market segmented into sterilization, which further distributed into Steam, Hydrogen Peroxide, Radiation, Indicators, Services. The steam sterilization segment will bolster the market share for the global infection control market. Steam sterilization is mainly adopted in healthcare facilities owing to the cost-effectiveness, safety, and efficacy of the instruments. Steam sterilization does not destroy the metal and not produce any toxic fumes; therefore, it also helps in keeping the environment healthy and pollution-free. Steam sterilization used to denature the proteins and thus helps in preventing transmission of infectious pathogens to the patients.
Based on the end-users, the global Infection Control market bifurcated into Hospitals, Life science. Hospitals have dominated the infection control market and will continue to bolster in the forecast period as well. They are owing to rising surgeries that take place in the surgical centers required to be healthy and infection-free. Moreover, the rising geriatric population and several infections caused due to increased hospital admissions have fueled the chances of infection transmission. Thus, the market demand for infection control highly required in hospitals, and nowadays, due to rising infection from the coronavirus, the government is using disinfectants every corner of the cities, hospitals, and other places.
Based on geography, the global Infection Control market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific (APAC) expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Due to the increasing government rules and regulations, people are changing lifestyles and are getting more cautious due to rising virus infections. Moreover, increasing surgeries and chronic diseases will fuel the demand for infection control in the global market in the future as well.
Companies such as Getinge AB, STERIS plc, Advanced Sterilization Products, 3M Company, Belimed AG, Cantel Medical Corporation, MMM Group, Matachana Group, Sotera Health LLC, Ecolab, Inc., Metrex Research Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc., Miele Group, Melag, Pal International and others are key players in the global Infection Control market.