IQ4I Research & Consultancy Published a New Report on “Infection Control Global Market – Forecast To 2022”
Infection control is policies and procedures followed to minimize the threat of acquiring, spreading infections, especially in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare-acquired infections (HCAI) continue to be a major safety concern for both health care providers and the patients, thus prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections remains a priority.
Increase in aging population, rising occurrence of hospital acquired infections, increase in number of surgeries performed, proper maintenance of hygiene among hospital staff and increasing awareness among people are the factors driving the market growth. However, factors such as stringent regulations, economic downturn & saturation of market in developed countries and expensive ethylene oxide and gamma sterilization services are hampering the market growth.
The infection control market is mainly segmented into products, end-users and geography. Based on products the market is segmented into disinfection and sterilization. The disinfection market is further classified into disinfectors, endoscope reprocessors, disinfectants and personal protective equipments. Endoscope reprocessor is expected to be the fastest growing segment with a single digit CAGR for the forecast period. The sterilization market is divided into by method and by services. Sterilization method includes heat sterilization, low temperature sterilization, filtration sterilization and radiation sterilization. Sterilization by services can be of in-house and contract sterilization. Among sterilization services, methods segment generated largest revenue in 2015.
The infection control global market by geography is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). North America commanded the largest market share in 2015 due to high investments in healthcare infrastructures and demand for quality services are contributing for growth and is also projected to occupy largest market share. However, Asia-pacific region is expected to grow at the single digit highest CAGR during the forecast period due to, increased healthcare awareness, improved economic growth and increasing healthcare funding by the governments.
Companies such as Ansell Limited, Cantel Medical, Halyard Health, Hartmann, Sterigenics International Inc and Steris Corporation with large number of product offering, approval, acquisition and agreements are ahead of other companies and are considered to be leaders in the market. Xenex one of the major player in the rapidly emerging fields of robot UV disinfectors offers the Full Spectrum UV Germ-Zapping Robots also known as UV-C, this no-touch technology is highly energetic, extremely fast, portable and effective system in reducing microbial load. This instrument is developed and designed for allowing proven and systematic disinfection of any space within a healthcare facility via four primary mechanisms of cellular damage to prevent cell replication by photo-hydration, photo-splitting, photo-dimerization and photo crosslinking.
Major players in infection control market include, 3M Company (U.S.), Advanced Sterilization Products (U.S.), Ansell Limited (Australia), Belimed (Switzerland), Cantel Medical (U.S.), Getinge Group (Sweden), Halyard Health (U.S.), Hartmann Group (Germany), Sterigenics International Inc., (U.S.) and Steris Corporation (U.S.).
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