The global anesthesia machines market was valued at about $6.7 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $7.78 billion at a CAGR of 3.8% through 2022.
The anesthesia machines market consists of sales of anesthesia machines. Anesthesia machine is used to give anesthesia to patients which helps them feel no pain at the time of medical surgeries. The most commonly used anesthesia machine is the continuous-flow anesthetic machine, which provides a steady flow of air containing a regulated supply of gas. Modern anesthesia machines also include monitors and touch-screen displays that provide data on heart rate and oxygen saturation level.
North America was the largest region in the anesthesia machines market in 2018, followed by Europe.
The increasing number of surgeries is a major driver for the anesthesia machines market. This is because anesthetic machines are one of the important equipment used for surgeries to ensure that patients do not feel the pain during surgeries. With the increasing number of chronic illnesses like cataract, nervous disorders, muscle repair, oral problems and abdominal issues that require surgeries, the use of anesthesia machines has also increased.
According to an article published by the British Journal of Anaesthesia in July 2017, an annual average of 7.9 million procedures (inclusive category), 5.1 million procedures (intermediate category) and 1.5 million procedures (restrictive category) were performed between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2014, in hospitals in the UK.
The risk of contamination because of the use of anesthesia machines during surgical procedures is an important restraint for the anesthesia machines market. This is mainly because the chances of bacterial infections are getting higher with an increasing number of surgeries and use of anesthesia machines. Many anesthesia machines are often colonized by microorganisms. One such example is an anesthesia machine's outer region which contains bacterial species that may be transferred from the machine to the anesthetist and then to the patient, resulting in bacterial contamination and infection.
The use of computer-controlled anesthesia machines is an emerging trend in the anesthesia machines market. Computer-controlled anesthesia machines help in reducing the patient's pain during surgical procedures and also provide features such as alarms to notify if case of an emergency or backup required to switch the defected pipeline or cylinder. For example, the Drger Primus anaesthesia workstation provides advanced display and monitoring settings and automatic checkup option, thereby reducing human time and efforts. Similarly, GE Healthcare's Aisys CS station manages the oxygen flow, records the consummation data and avoids wastage of fresh gas.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated the anesthesia machines manufacturing market. The anesthesia gas machines fall under class II category of the FDA medical devices regulation. Most of the Class II devices or machines require approval as per Premarket Notification 510(k) - 21 CFR Part 807 Subpart E. According to this regulation, the manufacturer is not allowed to distribute the devices until it gets an approval letter from the FDA. Some other regulations and laws include the Medical Device Amendments 1976, and the Good Manufacturing Practices, 1978. The Medical Device Amendments outlines procedures for introduction of new products, labelling for products and manufacturer registration, and the Good Manufacturing Practices includes laws for quality assurance, distribution and manufacturing of devices. Hence, regulations such as these would keep a check on manufacturers of anesthesia machines.
Major players in the market are G E healthcare, Dragerwerk, Smith Medical, Spacelabs Healthcare, Covidien
- Markets Covered: 1) By Product: Mobile anesthesia machines , Standalone anesthesia machines 2) By End User: Hospital, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers 3) By Type: Continuous anaesthesia machines, Intermittent anaesthesia machines, Others
- Companies Mentioned: G E healthcare, Dragerwerk, Smith Medical, Spacelabs Healthcare, Covidien
- Countries: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA
- Regions: Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa
- Time Series: Five years historic and forecast.
- Data Segmentations: country and regional historic and forecast data, market share of competitors, market segments.
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