DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Sterilization Equipment And Disinfectants Global Market Report 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global sterilization equipment and disinfectants market was valued at about $4.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $5.53 billion at a CAGR of 4.7% through 2022.
The sterilization equipment and disinfectants market consists of sales of sterilization equipment and disinfectants. Sterilization equipment and disinfectants are products that eliminate microbes and other biological agents from medical equipment and supplies. Sterilization equipment include products such as autoclaves, hot air ovens, sterilization filters and disinfectant chemicals.
North America market was the largest region in the sterilization equipment and disinfectants market in 2017.
Rising incidences of hospital acquired infections is driving the sterilization equipment and disinfectants market. Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are infections caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens present on contaminated equipment, air droplets or bed linens in healthcare facilities. The most common types of HAI include bloodstream infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, urinary tract infection and surgical site infection.
Sterilization equipment and disinfectants ensure protection against these hospital acquired infections. For instance, according to the HAI Hospital Prevalence survey, in 2015, there were approximately 687,000 HAIs in the USA in acute care hospitals out of which about 72,000 hospital patients with HAIs passed away during hospitalization. Such instances have driven the growth of the sterilization equipment and disinfectants market.
The growing preference for disposable medical supplies due to high prices and maintenance costs of reusable instruments is acting as a restraint on the sterilization equipment and disinfectants market. Disposable medical supplies include suction catheters, face masks, needles, gloves, syringes, applicators and others. Disposable medical supplies are sterile and are used only once, thus eliminating the need of sterilization equipment and disinfectants.
Sterilization equipment companies are increasingly investing in the development of electron beam radiation sterilization equipment. The E-beam sterilization process uses accelerators to create a powerful beam of electrons that are scanned back and forth over used medical supplies, thus creating an effective sterilization process. E-beam radiation sterilization is a carefully monitored and extremely precise process that is suitable for medical supplies. The sterilization process is completed more quickly compared to other methods, with no residual impurities generated or left behind. For instance, Steris corporation, a provider of infection prevention products and services, is developing and manufacturing products that use electron beam irradiation for sterilization purposes, resulting in a shorter processing time.
Manufacturers of sterilization equipment and disinfectants are governed by various regulatory bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration in the USA. The FDA regulates sterilization equipment and disinfectants used in medical facilities through sterilization process controls that require sterilization material to be validated, controlled and monitored. The FDA also requires operating personnel to be qualified and trained for implementation and review of equipment adjustment and calibration. Disinfectants are classified as class I material by the FDA and are subject to general controls.
Major players in the market are 3M Company, Cantel Medical Corporation, STERIS Corporation, Belimed, TSO3 Inc.
- Getinge AB
- Matachana Group
- CISA production srl
- Nordion Inc
- Advanced Sterilization Products
- Synergy Health plc
- SAKURA SI CO.
- Ethicon US LLC.
- BMT Medical Technology
- CareFusion Corporation
- Bio-Cide International Inc
- Diversey Inc
- MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG
- CS Medical LLC
- Swisher International Inc
- Tuttnauer Europe B.V
- Andersen Products Inc.
- MMM Group
- Sotera Health
- The Clorox Company
- Johnson & Johnson
- Procter & Gamble
- Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
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