Infection Control Market Analysis
Generally, infections result from microorganisms namely fungi, virus and bacteria and are categorized into different types. Some of the most common forms of infections include STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), skin infections, respiratory and lung infections, ear infections, eye infections, common childhood infections, intestinal and stomach infections and HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections). There are various steps that can control and prevent such infections such as washing hands thoroughly, immunization and using protective clothing mainly gloves and masks while sneezing and coughing. The global infection control market is prognosticate to have a promising growth at an alluring 3.70% CAGR over the forecast period (2022-2030) following the increasing awareness in the healthcare sector and burgeoning infection outbreaks.
There are several factors that are fueling the growth of the infection control market. These factors according to the Market Research Future (MRFR) report include increasing incidence of hospital acquired infections, rising surgical procedures, rapidly growing medical device, life science and pharmaceutical industry, growing demand for food sterilization, growing geriatric population, increasing cases of dental caries as well as other periodontal diseases, increasing awareness on infection risks that are healthcare associated, infection control programs for preventing disease transmission, advancements in technology in equipment utilized in sterilization procedures, various initiatives undertaken by the governmental organizations for controlling infections, increasing mergers and acquisitions amid different healthcare companies and rapid product launches. On the contrary, imposition of strict regulations for approval of equipment utilized in sterilization may hamper the growth of the infection control market.
As per the Market Research Future (MRFR) report, the infection control market trends is segmented on the basis of type and end-user.
Based on type, it is segmented into sterilization services and products, disinfection products and others. The disinfection products are further segmented into endoscope re-processors, disinfectors, medical nonwovens and disinfectants. Disinfectants are sub-segmented into type, formulation and EPA classification. By type, disinfectants are segmented into surface disinfectants, instrument disinfectants, skin disinfectants and hand disinfectants. By formulation, disinfectants are segmented into disinfectant sprays, disinfectant liquids and disinfectant wipes. By EPA classification, disinfectants are segmented into high-level disinfectants, intermediate-level disinfectants and low-level disinfectants. Medical nonwovens are again segmented into face masks, sterilization wraps, surgical gowns and surgical drapes. The disinfectors are segmented into UV ray disinfectors, flusher disinfectors and washer disinfectors. Endoscope re-processors are segmented into endoscope tracking systems, automated endoscope re-processors and other forms of endoscopic reprocessing products. The sterilization services and products are segmented into contract sterilization services, sterilization equipment by type, consumables and accessories. The sterilization equipment is segmented into radiation sterilization, filtration sterilization, low-temperature sterilization and heat sterilization equipment. The heat sterilization equipment segment is segmented into dry heat sterilizers and heat sterilizers. Low-temperature sterilization is segmented into formaldehyde sterilizers, ozone sterilizers, hydrogen peroxide sterilizers, Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers (EtO) and other forms of low-temperature sterilization. The contract sterilization services segment by type is segmented into steam sterilization services, e-beam sterilization services, gamma sterilization services, Ethylene Oxide Sterilization (EtO) and other forms of contract sterilization services. The consumables and accessories segment are segmented into sterilant cassettes, sterilization indicators and other forms of consumables and accessories.
Based on end-user, the infection control market is segmented into food industry, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, life sciences industry, hospitals and clinics and others.
Based on region, the infection control market covers latest trends and growth opportunities across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa. Of these, North America will lead the infection control market over the forecast period due to rising surgical procedures, growing need for the infection control products as well as services to reduce the incidences of HAIs, and growing competition amid key players in the market for proper disinfection and sterilization. The infection control market in Europe will have the second position owing to use of novel therapies, accessibility of advanced and innovative treatment facilities and skilled treatment facilities. In the APAC region, the infection control market will have a promising growth owing to penetration of leading players in this region, aging population and awareness of infections as well as other diseases. Moreover, the growing initiatives taken by WHO (World Health Organization) in countries namely Japan, China and India are anticipated to drive the market growth in the future. The infection control market in the Middle East and Africa will have a steady growth owing to the rising need to diagnose infections in the remote areas coupled with the prevalence of various infectious diseases.
Leading players profiled in the infection control market include Honeywell International, Inc. (U.S.), Ahlstrom Corporation (Finland), Nordion, Inc. (U.S.), Pal Internation (U.K.), Reckitt Benckiser (U.K.), Metrex Research (U.S.), Halyard Health (U.S.), Belimed AG (Switzerland), Matachana (Spain), MMM Group (Germany), Advanced Sterilization Products (U.S.), Sotera Health (U.S.), 3M Healthcare Company (U.S.), Ecolab (U.S.), Cantel Medical Corporation (U.S.), Getinge Group (Sweden), STERIS Corporation (U.K.), and others.
Dec 2018- America’s the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology has recently issued an expert guidance regarding how healthcare providers and hospitals can reduce infections related to anesthesiology equipment and procedures in an operating room. It suggests steps in improving prevention of infection with the help of continuous improvement plans, environmental disinfection and increased hand hygiene.
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