Medical device cleaning refers to removing the infection of medical devices to eliminate the pathogens on the equipment. Medical device cleaning includes sterilization of medical equipment that improves safety and prevent the transfer of infection from hospital to patients.
The global medical devices cleaning market expected to spur market value with USD 3.5 billion with significant CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. This market’s growth is mainly due to the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections (HAI), rising health care expenditure, and increasing consumption and disinfection in the healthcare industry due to the rising spread of virus infection.
Medical devices contaminated with pathogens may be a source of human infection. To ensure that medical devices can be safely recycled, reprocessing must be both useful and traceable. Therefore, strict rules for reprocessing and reuse of medical equipment will play an essential role in reducing the infection from equipment.
With the enhancement of people’s living standards, the selection of medical devices has become more advanced. Its product structure will continue to adjust, its functions will be more diversified, and its market capacity will continue to expand. The prevention and treatment of diseases by modern medicine rely heavily on the diagnosis results of advanced medical equipment.
Additionally, economic development accelerates the demand for medical services, and rapid economic growth leads to an overall increase in the need for health services. The gradual opening of the medical service market has accelerated the speed of domestic and foreign capital investment in the medical service industry, which directly led to an increase in the market demand for medical equipment.
The factors that are driving the growth for the medical device cleaning market are an automatic restorative cleaning device that helps in disinfecting pathogens from medical equipment by automatic cleaning. The demand for electronic cleaning device is emerging healthcare sector as it reduces the risk of infection from personnel, reduces turnaround time, increases safety, and provide a high level of sterility. Therefore, automatic cleaning devices will contribute to good momentum in the global medical device cleaning market.
The rise in hospital-acquired infection is contributing to the medical device cleaning market. This bacterium can resist many antibiotics, causing a range of health problems, from skin infections to sepsis, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections. These infections have had a severe impact on patients, medical workers, care workers, and the medical system. Solving the infection control problem in hospitals requires combining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and air pressure control with a dedicated infection control system.
Based on the process, the global medical devices cleaning market segment into Presoak, Manual Cleaning, Automatic, Disinfection. The method further divided into Non-Enzymatic, Enzymatic, High-level disinfectants. The disinfection segment estimated to dominates the maximum share of the global medical devices cleaning market. It is mainly owing to the increasing demand for disinfectants, sterilization, and effective cleaning for heat-effective cleaning is propelling the market demand for the disinfection. Moreover, the rising concern of acute diseases and virus spreading has increased the awareness of the use of disinfectants. Therefore, the disinfection segment is fueling the market demand for the global medical devices cleaning market.
Based on the Application, the global medical devices cleaning market classified into Surgical, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Dental Instruments, and others. The surgical segment dominated the largest market share in the global medical devices cleaning market. The rise in infection caused by emerging chronic diseases and a high chance of hospital infections are increasing the risk of spreading infection in the geriatric population. Moreover, growing surgeries in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, surgical centers, etc. are gaining notable momentum in driving the market for medical device cleaning.
Based on the end-user, the global medical devices cleaning market segmented into Hospitals and Clinics, Diagnostic Centers, Dental Clinics and Hospitals, Others. The Hospital and clinic segment account for the highest share in the global medical devices cleaning market. With the rising spread of coronavirus and burden of hospital-acquired infection are propelling the need for cleaning of medical devices to prevent the patient from transferring germs. Moreover, the growing hospitals and clinics and an increasing number of medical institutes in developed countries and changing healthcare infrastructure are also contributing to emerging the demand for the global medical device cleaning market.
Based on geography, the global medical devices cleaning market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is the world’s fastest-growing medical device cleaning, accounting for the largest share in the global market. It is mainly due to the emerging healthcare infrastructure, increasing geriatric population, rising health care expenditure, increasing surgical cases are propelling the market share of medical cleaning devices. Moreover, North America has well-established healthcare facilities, increased prevalence of non-communication diseases, and awareness for the adoption of disinfectants for removing pathogens are fueling the market growth of the medical device cleaning market.
Companies such as STERIS plc, Getinge Group, Cantel Medical Corporation, Ecolab Inc., 3M Company, Advanced Sterilization Products, Ruhof Corporation, Metrex Research, LLC, Hartmann Group, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Sklar Surgical Instruments, Biotrol International, Oro Clean Chemie AG, G9 Chemicals, Pharmax Ltd., Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries Inc., Medalkan, Case Medical Inc., Certol International LLC, and others are key players in the global medical devices cleaning market.