Infection control and prevention methods basically aim at protecting a person from acquiring an infection from another person via microorganisms such as, virus, bacteria, fungi, etc., especially in hospitals. The market for infection control is basically categorized into sterilization and disinfection methods. Owing to the rising aging population and increase in the number of cases of chronic diseases, the market for infection control saw a healthy growth in the past few years.
What the Market Looks Like?
The global infection control market is projected to reach USD 52.7 billion by 2026 from USD 44.7 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. North America held the largest market share, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the fastest growth over the forecast period.
Based on type of cleaning and disinfection equipment, the UV-ray disinfectors segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increasing adoption of UV-ray disinfectors owning to its advantages such as environmental friendliness, being chemical-free, and an effective method of disinfection. UV rays have been commercially used for many years in the pharmaceutical, beverage, and cosmetic industries in Europe, and are witnessing growing acceptance in other developed and developing nations.
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What Drives the Market?
The growth of the global market for infection control is primarily influenced by the following factors:
· Rising cases of chronic diseases
· Increased number of surgeries performed across the globe
· Increased cases of infections acquired in hospitals
· Growing aging population
Moreover, growing awareness about quality of food and increase in the export of fruits and vegetables across countries has increased the need for sterilizing and disinfecting the food. However, strict regulations and matured market in developed nations may slow down the growth of this market.
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