Medical instrument disinfection is the procedure of disinfecting and cleaning numerous medical instruments such as dental surgical instruments, surgical instruments, patient care items and many others. It is basically used to inactive and remove microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, infected blood, cells, pus, etc. from the surface of the medical device. 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. These disinfectants are widely used in the healthcare settings such as clinics, hospitals, research laboratories, nursing home, dental clinics and many others.
The North America medical instrument disinfection market has been seeing ample growth from the past few decades. A surge in the production and adoption of alcohol or aldehyde based disinfecting solutions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid growth of the isopropyl and ethyl alcohol market across the region, continuous advancements in the medical devices and required disinfecting solutions, the massive presence of many leading disinfectors and endoscope reprocessor manufacturing companies, supportive government investment and initiatives in the field of infection control in several healthcare centers, and growing demand for safety and hygiene products by healthcare providers are some of the major driving factors that accredited to the market growth.
The study analyses North America medical instruments disinfections market based on product type, environmental protection agency (EPA) classification, end user, distribution channel and country.
Based on product type, disinfectant segment dominated the North American market in the last year and is projected to maintain its dominance at second-highest growth rate during the forecast period. This segment is further segmented into liquid, sprays and wipes. An increasing adoption rate of these disinfectants in end-use applications such as in clinics hospitals, laboratories, and other healthcare settings to maintain the instrument protected from contamination and to reduce the spread of numerous infectious diseases is a major driving factor behind the growth of this segment across the region.
Based on environmental protection agency (epa) classification, low level segment is anticipated to witness high growth during the projected period. A growing adoption rate of low-level disinfectants to clean and disinfect noncritical, critical and semi-critical medical instruments and growing production of medical instrument disinfection by using EPA registered low level disinfectant such as quaternary ammonium compounds are some of the key benefiting factors behind the market growth across the region.
Based on end user, hospital segment held the largest market share of the North America medical instrument disinfection market and is likely to witness fast growth during forecast period. The growth of this segment is primarily attributed to the factors such surge in the number of hospitals across the region, rising adoption of various advanced healthcare equipment, massive availability of funds, resources and technically skilled personnel, and rising demand to provide protection to medical instruments that used in American hospitals.
Based on distribution channel, over the counter segment held the second-largest market share of the NA medical instrument disinfection market. Factors such as increasing concerns regarding health and patient and staff safety, increased awareness regarding various types of disinfectants, and growing adoption of various preventive measures by the hospital administrators to reduce many healthcare-associated infections are escalating the growth of the market.
Country wise, the study is comprised of the key countries such as the US, Canada and Mexico. The US held the largest market share of North America medical instrument disinfection market and is likely to dominate the market over the estimated time frame. The country's well-established healthcare industry is a key driving factor behind the country-wide growth of the disinfection market for medical instruments. Likewise, factors such as rapid growth in the US hospital and laboratory industry, growing expenditure on the healthcare, increased demand, and technological advancements along with strong R&D investments are some of the major factors that likely to contribute to the market growth across the country.
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 North America 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 North American 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 United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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