The global Medical Device Cleaning market worth S$ 2 Bn by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 3%
The global medical device cleaning market was valued at USD 2,509.8 million in 2019. Increase in prevalence of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), surging elderly population, rise in volume of surgical procedures across the globe are key factors driving the global medical device cleaning market.
The primary goal of healthcare professionals is preventing infections in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This is especially significant in today’s dynamic healthcare environment, in the face of newly recognized pathogens and well-known microorganisms that have become resistant to treatment modalities, and the economic pressures to reduce healthcare-associated infections. Thus, a key infection control practice to reduce the likelihood of a surgical site infection is proper reprocessing of surgical instruments and medical devices. However, effective reprocessing of instrumentation can only take place after thorough cleaning, as any disinfection or sterilization process is adversely affected by the presence of bioburden. Also, the disinfectant or agent used to clean surgical instruments is a key factor in instrument cleaning as well as safe patient care. Growing need to minimize surgical site infections is a major factor expected to drive the global medical device cleaning market in the next few years.
The global medical device cleaning market is categorized based on process, application, end-user, and region. Based on process, the global medical device cleaning market is categorized into manual cleaning and automatic cleaning. Automatic cleaning segment is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace in the next few years. Application-wise, surgical instruments segment is anticipated to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period. Geographically, North America dominated the global medical device cleaning market in 2019, however, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region by 2028.
Key players operating in the global medical device cleaning market include Steris plc, Getinge Group, 3M, Cantel Medical Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Biotrol, Oro Clean Chemie AG, Ruhof Corporation, Fortive Corporation, Dr. Weigert among others.
Medical Device Cleaning Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2031||S$ 2 Bn|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 3% during 2021-2031|
|Segment Covered||Process, Application, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||STERIS PLC, 3M Company, Getinge Group, Advanced Sterilization Products, Ecolab Inc., Metrex Research, LLC, Ruhof Corporation, Cantel Medical Corporation, BODE Chemie Gmbh, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Sklar Surgical Instruments, Sterigenics International LLC, Oro Clean Chemie AG, GAMA Healthcare Ltd|
Key Segment Of The Medical Device Cleaning Market
Process (USD Billion)
• Automatic Cleaning
• Manual Cleaning
Application, (USD Billion)
• Medical Device Cleaning of Surgical Instruments
• Medical Device Cleaning of Endoscopes
• Medical Device Cleaning of Ultrasound Probes
• Medical Device Cleaning of Dental Instruments
End User, (USD Billion)
• Medical Device Cleaning for Hospitals and Clinics
• Medical Device Cleaning for Diagnostic Centers
• Medical Device Cleaning for Dental Clinics
• Medical Device Cleaning for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Regional Overview, (USD Billion)
• Rest of Europe
• Rest of Asia Pacific
• Rest of South America
Middle East and South Africa
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
Medical device cleaning is gaining popularity as it is one of the most critical phases in the reprocessing of medical devices. Instrument or medical device cleaning is significant process in order to remove foreign material or contaminants from medical devices and reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Increase in HAIs and rising surgical procedures have fuelled the demand for medical device cleaning and disinfection. Manual, ultrasonic and automatic processes are the major cleaning techniques used for medical device cleaning. Manual cleaning is oldest method which is used frequently in areas ranging from the small medical or dental office to the largest hospitals. Manual cleaning has the advantage of flexibility, in that any type of instrument can be cleaned. However, exposure of healthcare personnel to soiled instruments for long time and being a time-consuming process, automatic cleaning process is being preferred. Automated cleaning process are predominantly used when other cleaning techniques prove to be ineffective, to prevent soiling of crevices, lumens, joints, and other parts of a medical instruments. Moreover, there are numerous domestic and international industry players offering wide range of medical device cleaning equipment and products which will enable the healthcare professionals to reduce the burden of hospital acquired infections.
The global medical device cleaning market has been segmented based on process, application, end-users, and region. Based on process, the global medical device cleaning market is categorized into manual cleaning and automatic cleaning. Manual cleaning is the oldest method for cleaning of medical and dental instruments. Manual pre-treatment or manual cleaning is done using detergents or combined cleaning and disinfecting solutions. Surfactants have emulsifying and dispersing properties, enabling substances that are insoluble in water (e.g. fats) to be emulsified in water and suspended in the solution. Enzymes are also used for cleaning medical device that enable the breakdown of organic residues. Manual medical device cleaning processes are largely deployed to clean highly complex and delicate medical devices, such as microsurgical devices, lensed instruments, and flexible endoscopes among others.
Automated cleaning segment is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period. Automatic cleaning is preferable to manual reprocessing due to advantages such as high safety, improved efficiency and the protection of personnel and materials. Also, automatic cleaning takes place within a closed system, is standardized and can be validated.
The global medical device cleaning market is cumulative to North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global medical device cleaning market in 2018, however Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a highest pace through 2025.
Increase in prevalence of hospital acquired infections along with large volume of surgeries performed in the U.S. are major factors expected to drive the medical device cleaning market in the region. For instance, approximately 500,000 SSIs with an estimated cost of USD 10 billion occur annually in the U.S. alone. Increase in surgical procedures in the region is attributable to rapidly growing geriatric population suffering from chronic illnesses. Furthermore, launch of advanced medical device cleaning equipment by key industry players is other major factor likely to boost the growth of the market in North America.
However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years. There is a strong growth potential in the emerging economies such as India, and China. The rapidly rising geriatric population and increase in surgical procedures in countries such as India and China provide large market for medical device cleaning. Surge in incidence of hospital acquired infections in the developing countries will further stimulate demand for medical device cleaning over the coming years.