Medical oxygen gas is used as an essential life support gas, for anesthesia, and for therapeutic purposes. Medical oxygen cylinders are stored in tempered steel containers that are used to keep oxygen at high pressure. Oxygen cylinders have wide application in medical or diagnostic purposes. It contains oxygen at high pressure or liquid form and is used at times of medical emergency. It is available in various sizes based on the usage. The oxygen must be in the purest form to the medical devices and the formation of the cylinders is the important step. This is non-reactive compressed O2 which is widely applicable for medical, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
The medical oxygen gas cylinders market has been seeing incredible growth from the past few decades. The primary growth factors behind the market growth are increasing instances of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders and increasing requirement of the homecare facilities. Besides this rising cases of COVID-19 patient’s lead to increase in demand for oxygen gas cylinders will fuel market growth. Nevertheless, stringent regulatory procedures and high costs of oxygen cylinders are the major restraining factor that could hamper the growth of the market.
The COVID 19 is severe acute respiratory syndrome that causes an infection to respiratory system and low oxygen saturation so demand for medical oxygen gas cylinder has increased. This pandemic has resulted in escalation of patients to emergency healthcare departments so this will impact the market in coming years. Due to rise in chronic diseases among all populations there will be increasing demand for oxygen gas cylinders which is the driving factor for market in the appraisement period. Hence, COVID 19 has positively affected the market growth.
The study analyses United States Medical Oxygen Gas Cylinders market based on technology, product, end users and country.
Depending on the various technologies the medical oxygen gas cylinders market is segmented into Plus Flow and Continuous Flow. The continuous flow segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020 owing to, growing pulmonary disorders along with the rising COVID 19 cases that requires continue supply of medical oxygen gas for easy respiration. Hence, demand for continuous flow has increased leads to growth of the market.
According to various products involve in medical oxygen gas cylinders market is classified into portable and fixed. The fixed segment dominated the global market in 2020 and expected to maintain its dominance in forecast period. The factors driving market growth are fixed oxygen gas cylinder demand has increased due to growing surgical procedures in hospitals and increasing trends towards usage of fixed oxygen gas cylinders.
By the end users the medical oxygen gas cylinders market is bifurcated into hospitals, home healthcare and others. The hospital segment dominated the market in 2020, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period owing to, technological advancements using portable oxygen cylinders for home care settings create huge opportunities for the market. Nevertheless, rise in chronic cases causes increasing trends towards use of oxygen gas cylinders will boosts growth of the market.
The major market key players include Invacare Corporation (United States), Nidek Medical Products, Inc. (United States), Inogen, Inc (United States), ResMed (United States), DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC (United States), Airgas Inc (United States), Allied Healthcare Products Inc (United States), Praxair Inc (United States), AirGenics Inc (United States), Air Products Inc (United States), Luxfer Gas Cylinders (United States), Cramer Decker Medical (United States)and Catalina Cylinders (United States).
October 2020: Luxfer Gas Cylinders launched its first Non-Limited Life (NLL) medical cylinders to support the healthcare industry.
September 2018: GCE introduced MediVitop, a new One-Knob Cylinder Valve with Integrated Pressure Regulator.
April 2018: Air Liquide acquired EOVE (France) to increase its presence in the home healthcare market. EOVE is a startup company specialized in the manufacturing of ventilators for home-based patients suffering from chronic respiratory failure.
March 2020: AirGenics the retest US second-generation company has started to convert inert gas cylinders into medical oxygen cylinders to meet the soaring demands for oxygen needed to treat coronavirus patients.
The study analyses United States medical oxygen gas cylinders market based on technology, product and end users. Medical oxygen gas cylinders consist of compressed oxygen gas used for medical purpose. The various products involve in oxygen gas cylinders are portable and fixed. The wide application of oxygen gas cylinders for the patients suffering from various diseases like asthma, cancer, etc. Technological advancements in the medical oxygen gas cylinders along with rising awareness towards use of oxygen cylinder are factors that are anticipated to fuel the medical oxygen gas cylinders market. The optimal medical infrastructure utilization is the major factors that driving market growth. Nevertheless, oxygen cylinders are needed for the rising demand of hospitals, home care setting hence it is expected to impede market growth over the forecast period 2021-2027.
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