Medical instrument disinfection is the process of disinfecting and cleaning various medical instruments such as surgical instruments, dental surgical instruments, patient care items and many others. The disinfectants such as aldehydes, alcohols, phenolic, quaternary ammonium compounds, peroxy and peroxo acids, and many others can be used for the disinfection of these medical instruments. It is basically used to remove and inactive microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, infected blood, cells, pus, etc. from the surface of the medical device. These disinfectants are widely used in the healthcare settings such as clinics, hospitals, research laboratories, nursing home, dental clinics and many others.
The global medical instrument disinfection market has been seeing ample growth from the past few decades. The growth of the market is primarily driven by the growing adoption of various medical instruments disinfectants in the number of hospitals to prevent spread of the infectious diseases. Likewise, factors such as rising prevalence of healthcare associated infections (HAI) and increased awareness among healthcare professionals and patients regarding HAI’s, increasing number of clinical trials and surgical procedures, growing old age population across the globe, rapid growth in the global healthcare and medical device industry and increasing adoption of highly effective disinfecting solutions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to expand growth of the market during the forecast period. However, surge in the adoption of disposable medical instruments and high cost associated with the medical disinfection equipment are major restraining factors that could hamper the growth of the market.
The study analyses global medical instruments disinfections market based on product type, environmental protection agency (EPA) classification, end user, distribution channel and geography.
Based on product type, disinfectant segment dominated the market in the last year and is projected to maintain its dominance at high growth rate during the forecast period. This segment is further segmented into liquid, sprays and wipes. Major factors such as massive availability and production of medical instrument disinfectants such as liquid, sprays and wipes, increased adoption of these disinfectants during COVID-19 period, and surge in the demand for easy and cost effective solutions to disinfect instruments are attributed to the growth of the market.
Based on environmental protection agency (epa) classification, low level segment is expected to experience fast growth during the estimated time period. A surge in the adoption of various rules and regulations to use EPA registered disinfectants for the healthcare cleaning applications, rising incidence of life-threatening pathogens over the past few years, and growing production of medical instrument disinfectants which are EPA registered are some of the major impelling factors behind the market growth.
Based on end user, hospital segment held the largest market share in the past few years and is likely to witness fast growth during projection period. The growth of this segment is primarily attributed to the factors such increasing number of hospitals across the globe, increased establishment of hospitals, especially for COVID-19 treatment, and rising government spending on the healthcare infrastructure.
Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into tender and over the counter segment. The tenders segment is dominated the market in 2020 and is likely to improve during the forecast period. A surge in the adoption of disinfectants or other chemical disinfecting agents that are not easily available in the market and which need permission from the healthcare administration to buy is making more demand for tenders as a distribution channel in the global medical instrument disinfection market.
Geographically, the study is comprised of the key countries of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. North America held the largest market share of global medical instrument disinfection market and is likely to dominate the market over the estimated time frame. The massive presence of various medical instrument disinfection solution and equipment manufacturing companies across the region is key contributing factor behind the market growth across the region. In addition, factors such as well-established healthcare industry, rising production and exports of medical devices, and rising incidence of hospital acquired infections across the region are expanding the growth of the market across the NA region.
The major key players of market includes Halyard Health, Inc, 3M, Advanced Sterilization Products Division, Belimed AG, Metrex Research, LLC, BODE Chemie GmbH, Ecolab, Getinge Group, Schulke & Mayr GmbH, Steelco S.p.A, Steris Plc and Tristel among others.
The study analyses global medical instruments disinfections market based on product type, environmental protection agency (EPA) classification, end user, distribution channel and geography. Medical instruments disinfections market by product type is segmented into disinfectant, disinfector, and endoscope reprocessor. The disinfectant segment is likely to dominate the market over the forecast period. Increased adoption of disinfectants such as liquids and sprays for cleaning and disinfection of medical instruments is attributed to the market growth. By environmental protection agency (EPA) classification the market is segmented into low level, intermediate level, and high level. The market finds application in end users such as hospitals, laboratory, medical device manufacturers, and pharma manufacturers. The hospital segment is likely to register fastest growth in years to come owing to the growing adoption medical instrument disinfectants in hospitals by healthcare staffs. Geographically, the study is comprised of the key countries of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World.
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