Disinfectants are chemical agents that are specially designed and used to destroy or inactivate microorganisms such as virus, bacteria on the surfaces such as walls, instruments and any other devices. The instrument grade or hospital grade disinfectants which are used to disinfect medical instruments is known as medical instrument disinfectants. Medical instrument disinfection is the process of reprocessing reusable medical or surgical devices. It is widely used in many healthcare setting to prevent the spread of the transmissible infectious diseases in the hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
The Europe medical instrument disinfection market is likely to hold second-largest market share of the global medical instrument disinfection market. The massive availability of funding for research and product innovation, the rising economy of the countries such as Germany, the UK and France, very robust and well-established medical device market, increasing number of hospitals and nursing homes, growing import-export activities in the field of medical devices and instrument disinfectants, entry and funding of foreign companies, and surge in the domestic production of the medical instruments are some of the main supportive factors that expanding the market growth across the Europe.
The study analyses Europe medical instruments disinfections market based on product type, environmental protection agency (EPA) classification, end user, distribution channel and country.
On the basis of product type, disinfectant segment led the European market in 2020 and is anticipated to keep its dominance at during the forecast period. This segment is further categorized into liquid, sprays and wipes. The factors such as growing awareness of the healthcare professionals regarding hygiene, escalating focus on providing and adopting numerous disinfecting solutions to prevent spread of the novel COVID-19 virus in the hospitals are attributed to the market growth.
On the basis of environmental protection agency (epa) classification, low level segment is anticipated to witness high growth in the Europe region during the projected period. An increasing adoption of various mandatory and stringent government rules and guidelines regarding the use if EPA registered disinfectants for the cleaning and sanitation of medical instrument is one of the key benefiting factors behind the market growth across the region. However, intermediate segment is likely to experience fast growth at a highest growth rate during the projected time.
Hospital segment held the largest market share of the Europe medical instrument disinfection market, based on end user segment and is expected to see fast growth during projection period. The growth of this segment is primarily attributed to the factors such rising demand for medical instrument disinfectants such as liquid and sprays in hospitals to disinfect and clean medical instrument on a daily basis and increasing prevalence of dangerous infectious diseases such as coronavirus and rising adoption rate of numerous preventive measure by the hospital administration to fight against this virus.
Over the counter segment held second-largest market share of the Europe medical instruments disinfection market. Continuing spreading of the COVID-19 virus, thus rising adoption of various disinfectant solutions by the healthcare facilities, surge in the demand for disinfectants from various pharmacies and shops to reduce the dearth of disinfection solutions owing to panic buying are attributed to the growth of the segment.
Country wise, the study is comprised of the key countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and rest of the Europe. Germany held the largest market share of Europe medical instrument disinfection market and is likely to dominate the market over the estimated timeframe. A growing construction and establishment of various healthcare centres across these economies concerning the arrival of numerous infectious diseases, rising import-export activates of the medical equipment’s, rising partnership of hospitals with medical device manufacturing companies and growing merging and privatization of hospitals across the region are some of the major factors that likely to contribute to the market growth across these countries.
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 Europe 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 European 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 the region’s hospitals by healthcare staffs. By distribution channel market is divided into tenders and over the counter segment. Country wise, the study is comprised of the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and rest of the Europe.
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